- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 31, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - VMware Inc., a maker of computer virtualization software, said Tuesday it has bought two smaller companies _ Integrien and TriCipher.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Integrien makes performance analytics software and TriCipher’s technology helps manage online logins and user authentications.

VMware makes virtualization software that allows one computer to function as several, helping businesses cut costs by saving on energy and equipment.

Both acquisitions are expected to close in the third quarter. VMware said it does not affect the deals to have a material effect on its 2010 expectations.

VMware shares rose 27 cents to $78.63 in afternoon trading.