Oracle buys Zenedge to strengthen cloud security

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Oracle has bought cybersecurity startup Zenedge to strengthen its cloud offerings.

Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Zenedge specialises in cloud-based network and infrastructure security. The companies say they will combine their resources to offer enterprise-grade Cloud Infrastructure as a Service with integrated, next-generation Web Application Firewall and Distributed Denial of Service capabilities. Zenedge says its customers use its WAF and DDoS mitigation products to secure their applications, networks, databases and APIs from malicious Internet traffic. Zenedge says its cybersecurity system is powered by artificial intelligence, and it provides a 24/7 virtual Security Operations Center. The company says its tools protect 800,000 web properties and networks globally. Oracle delivers a comprehensive set of subscription-based cloud infrastructure services that enables businesses to run any workload in an enterprise-grade cloud-managed, hosted and supported by Oracle. Zenedge expands Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Oracle’s Domain Name System capabilities, adding innovative application and network protection that augments existing Oracle security services and partnerships. Together, Oracle and Zenedge say they will enable enterprises to adopt cloud services without compromising performance, cost, control or security through an expanded Oracle Cloud Infrastructure platform. Don Johnson, senior vice president of product development, Oracle, says: “Customers demand enterprise-grade infrastructure to run their critical business systems in the cloud. “Oracle Cloud Infrastructure as a Service delivers leading cloud services to address those needs. The combination with Zenedge equips Oracle Cloud Infrastructure with integrated, next-generation network and infrastructure security, to address modern security threats.” Yuri Frayman, CEO of Zenedge, says: “Customers achieve tremendous results with Zenedge’s innovative WAF and DDoS mitigation products, from a 99 per cent reduction in illicit website traffic to a 99.75 per cent improvement in page load times. “We could not be more enthusiastic about joining forces with the leader in enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure, and delivering similar results to even more customers at scale.”

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