EMC is to acquire Valyd Software, an Indian company that develops software for securing enterprise data.

Valyd's software will be brought into RSA, the security division of EMC that was set up last year to integrate products from its acquisition of RSA and Network Intelligence. The acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter.

Valyd's technology for encrypting and securing data at the database and file system level will lead to the introduction of two new products from the RSA division, after the acquisition is complete, said Manoj Chugh, president of EMC India.

RSA Database Security Manager will address security of data on a variety of database management systems, while RSA File Security Manager will secure data security at the file and folder level, Chugh said.

A focus of the RSA division is on products that manage and secure enterprise-wide information assets regardless of where they resides on the network, Chugh said. Valyd's technology, which runs on a large variety of operating systems and database systems, fitted well into the strategy of the RSA division, he added.

Valyd Software was set up in 1998 to develop software to secure enterprise data. The company has over 50 staff in Hyderabad, which will be increased to 100 by the end of this year, Chugh said. The Hyderabad operation will focus on the development and enhancement of the new security products, he added.