On April 19, 2006 Novell announced the acquisition of e-Security, Inc. for $72 M USD. e-Security is a small private company focus on security information and event management. As you know from my "SOC in China", it's the first SOC product implemented at China, introduced by iS-One. It becomes the prey of Novell, which was famous for its netware and Unix and now for its directory. Both of them are struggling to make a life under the competition from those big management software vendors.
It's an important event at SOC/SIM market, after the acquisition of neuSecure by Micromuse and then by IBM finally.