IBM purchases Micromuse for $865 Million

By Justin Mann on December 21, 2005, 6:31 PM
For the sum of $865 Million cash, IBM is outright purchasing Micromuse in order to add the company to it's Tivoli branch. Tivoli is a branch of IBM geared to support business software infrastructures, among other things. Primarily, Micromuse does diagnostics and schematics, and IBM hopes to use their technology in order to create self-managing and self-diagnosing software for both security and stability, such as the ability to be able to intelligently detect network intrusions. IBM absorbs the more than 1800 customers Micromuse currently has.

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