VMware Goes Shopping; Buys Cloud App Authentication System TriCipher

At VMworld today, VMware has announced that it has acquired two enterprise companies today–IT performance analytics company Integrien and TriCipher, an authentication system for cloud hosted SaaS applications. Both acquisitions are expected to close in the third quarter of 2010. Financial details of the transactions were not disclosed.

TriCipher’s myOneLogin is an on-demand identity and access management service that allows users one single sign-on to more than 4,000 apps, including Salesforce, WebEx and Google Apps. The company has raised $33 million to date. TriCipher’s technology will be added to “multiple VMware initiatives, including identity-based security, integration of hybrid clouds and managed access to SaaS application from any device, where and when a user needs it.”

Integrien, which just raised $8 million in funding, offers companies an IT performance management platform to monitor mission-critical applications and services. The company saw 140% growth year-over-year in 2009, and is now cash-flow positive. Integrien will be combined with VMware vCenter management products.

These aren’t the first acquisitions for VMware this year. Via SpringSource, VMware purchased data management company GemStone, and recently acquired Rabbit Technologies.