Science Applications International Corp., a company better known in defense and intelligence circles, is poised to raise its banking industry profile by acquiring Broadway & Seymour Inc.'s banking software business.

The $4.7 billion consulting firm began to make a banking name for itself as a participant in the credit card industry's SET, or Secure Electronic Transaction, Internet security project. An information-security subsidiary, Global Integrity Corp., works for seven of the 10 largest world banks.

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