EMC has acquired Voyence, which makes software called VoyenceControl that manages network changes and configurations on multiple vendors' equipment. The 78-person company will be integrated into EMC's Resource Management Software business unit.
EMC will keep selling VoyenceControl as a separate product for the foreseeable future, but the acquisition gives it the opportunity to further line up the software with its own, says EMC spokesman Craig Librett. VoyenceControl is already integrated with EMC's Smarts network management platform through software adapters, but they could be further combined, Librett says.
In addition to managing changes on network and security devices, VoyenceControl controls who can access them to prevent misconfigurations. It also helps keep track of regulatory compliance.