Sun to buy Vaau

ERM vendor to be acquired

Sun Microsystems plans to buy Vaau, vendor of ERM (enterprise role management) and identity compliance software.

Vaau makes a product suite called RBACx. It includes Identity Warehouse, for storing user information; Compliance Manager, which targets identity auditing; and Role Manager, a role and rule engine.

Sun says Vaau's offerings will fit well into its own portfolio of products. The two companies have already partnered on an offering based on RBACx and Sun's user provisioning platform, Java System Identity Manager.

The acquisition is expected to close during Sun's fiscal 2008 third quarter.

The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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