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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – IBM (NYSE: IBM) is going to buy a Boston-based startup company focused on database security for $225 million, according to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz.

Called Guardium, the company launched in 2002 and has raised $21 million from investors, the newspaper reported Friday.

The deal is expected to be announced next week.

Guardium has some research and development operations in Israel.

The purchase of Guardium would be the ninth of a company based in Israel or with operations in that country, Haaretz said.,