& cplSiteName &

Oracle Buys Zenedge to Bolster Security

Mitch Wagner

Oracle said Thursday it plans to acquire Zenedge, which secures critical cloud, on-premises and hybrid IT from distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) and attacks on web traffic.

ZenEdge provides cloud-based Web Application Firewall and DDoS mitigation products protecting applications, networks, databases and APIs. ZenEdge also provides services through a Security Operations Center (SOC) defending over 800,000 web properties and networks globally, Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq: ORCL) said in a statement.

Additionally, Zenedge protects against bots and malware, according to a presentation by Oracle. Zenedge integrates into Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and reporting systems for compliance.

Good-looking group
Photo via Zenedge on Facebook.

Keep up with the latest enterprise cloud news and insights. Sign up for the weekly Enterprise Cloud News newsletter.

Zenedge customers see significant reductions in illicit website traffic and improvement in page load times, Oracle said.

Zenedge capabilities will be integrated into Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Oracle Domain Name System capabilities. Zenedge now offers DDoS protection for applications hosted on Oracle competitor Amazon Web Services, as well as Microsoft Azure.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The Zenedge team will join Oracle, according to an Oracle PDF. Zenedge products and services will continue to be supported and available for purchase.

Zenedge has $13.7 million total funding, was founded in 2014 and based in Aventura, Florida, according to Crunchbase.

The acquisition follows Oracle's announcement earlier this week that it's expanding its autonomous capabilities more broadly on its cloud infrastructure platform. Oracle sees automation as essential to protecting infrastructure security.(See Oracle Expands Cloud Autonomy, Data Centers & SLAs and Oracle's Ellison: 'We Are Losing the Cyberwar'.)

Zenedge boasts that its products and services are based on artificial intelligence (just like these appallingly wrong NSFW iPhone cases). Oracle CEO Mark Hurd talked up the benefits of AI and automation for protecting systems, at the company's CloudWorld NY conference. (See Oracle's Mark Hurd Touts Automation for Security & Patching Concerns and Oracle's Hurd: 90% of Apps Will Integrate AI in 2 Years.)

Last year, Hurd said cloud-based applications provide greater security than on-premises IT. (See Is Oracle Right? Is Security in the Cloud a Solved Problem?)

Related posts:

— Mitch Wagner Follow me on Twitter Visit my LinkedIn profile Visit my blog Follow me on Facebook Editor, Enterprise Cloud News

(5)  | 
Comment  | 
Print  | 
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View        ADD A COMMENT
Educational Resources
sponsor supplied content
Educational Resources Archive
More Blogs from Wagner’s Ring
Platform is designed to enable enterprises to build big data analytics apps that move easily between public and private clouds.
Buying Evident.io extends Palo Alto's portfolio with API-based security capabilities and compliance automation.
Google wants to win the hearts of enterprise IT for Chrome OS on the desktop, but it has a long way to go.
IBM Cloud gets a security and Kubernetes performance boost.
Atlassian moved its Jira and Confluence developer collaboration tools to Amazon Web Services.
Featured Video
From The Founder
Ngena's global 'network of networks' solves a problem that the telecom vendors promised us would never exist. That doesn't mean its new service isn't a really good idea.
Flash Poll
Upcoming Live Events
March 28, 2018, Kansas City Convention Center
April 4, 2018, The Westin Dallas Downtown, Dallas
April 9, 2018, Las Vegas Convention Center
May 14-16, 2018, Austin Convention Center
May 14, 2018, Brazos Hall, Austin, Texas
September 24-26, 2018, Westin Westminster, Denver
October 9, 2018, The Westin Times Square, New York
October 23, 2018, Georgia World Congress Centre, Atlanta, GA
November 7-8, 2018, London, United Kingdom
November 8, 2018, The Montcalm by Marble Arch, London
November 15, 2018, The Westin Times Square, New York
December 4-6, 2018, Lisbon, Portugal
All Upcoming Live Events
Hot Topics
Dell CTO: Public Cloud Is 'Way More Expensive Than Buying From Us'
Mitch Wagner, Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, Light Reading, 3/19/2018
IBM Faces Age Discrimination Accusations
Mitch Wagner, Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, Light Reading, 3/22/2018
Eurobites: Cambridge Analytica Feels the Heat
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 3/20/2018
HR: Cable Dominates US Broadband
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/21/2018
Animals with Phones
Live Digital Audio

A CSP's digital transformation involves so much more than technology. Crucial – and often most challenging – is the cultural transformation that goes along with it. As Sigma's Chief Technology Officer, Catherine Michel has extensive experience with technology as she leads the company's entire product portfolio and strategy. But she's also no stranger to merging technology and culture, having taken a company — Tribold — from inception to acquisition (by Sigma in 2013), and she continues to advise service providers on how to drive their own transformations. This impressive female leader and vocal advocate for other women in the industry will join Women in Comms for a live radio show to discuss all things digital transformation, including the cultural transformation that goes along with it.

Like Us on Facebook
Twitter Feed