Cyber security company McAfee
is to acquire cloud-native security platform provider NanoSec. Santa Clara, California-based McAfee was established in 1987 and is a well-known Internet brand. Under the leadership of John McAfee the company’s software products protect millions of PCs from viruses and other threats globally. Its cloud security platform is also leveraged by Microsoft Azure. McAfee’s acquisition of NanoSec is intended to further “boost cloud security”.
Also based in Santa Clara and with a presence in Bengaluru, India, NanoSec was founded in 2015. The company specializes in a number of areas including network and cloud security, application security, and data center security. Its platform provides “the first cloud-native security platform that protects any app, on any cloud, at any scale with unparalleled visibility and control”. It enables users to reduce risk and costs, and facilitates “frictionless migration of workloads across clouds”. Financial aspects of the acquisition have not been released.
By absorbing NanoSec technology McAfee MVISION Cloud and MVISION Server Protection products will strengthen their container security capabilities. Customers will be able to enhance compliance, security and governance while speeding up application delivery for their hybrid and multi-cloud deployments.
“McAfee’s focus and innovation have allowed it to deliver industry-leading cloud security capabilities to help our customers securely leverage the cloud to accelerate their business,” suggested the Senior Vice President and General Manager of McAfee’s Cloud Security Business Unit, Rajiv Gupta. “Joining forces with McAfee means that our groundbreaking capabilities including our unique application-identity based approach for app-level protection and micro-segmentation will be available on a global scale,” added NanoSec’s CEO and founder Vishwas Manral. “McAfee has demonstrated not only its leadership in cloud security, but its desire to continually innovate and deliver new capabilities that reshape how organizations can operate workloads and applications safely in the cloud.” Do you know of any other companies involved in acquisitions? Let us know the details. Add your comments below.