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The commercial name OctetString refers to the former software firm based in Schaumburg, Illinois, that published OctetString Virtual Directory (VDE), a LDAP based virtual directory product focused on the identity management segment of the security software market.

The company was founded in 2000 by Clayton Donley and Nathan Owen, two consultants who left IBM to start the company. On November 16, 2005 the company was acquired by Oracle Corporation.[1]


  1. ^ "Oracle Strengthens Security Offerings with Acquisitions of Thor Technologies and OctetString". Press Release. Oracle. 16 November 2005. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 

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