Oracle acquires Zenedge, a DDoS mitigation and firewall company

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Oracle has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Zenedge, a company which offered cloud-based cybersecurity suite for firewall, DDoS and API protection, and advanced bot mitigation.

The latest acquisition represents Oracle’s focus to create its own cloud platform and will add next-generation Web Application Firewall (WAF) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) capabilities to Oracle’s enterprise-grade Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (Oracle Cloud Infrastructure).

As noted, Zenedge’s AI-based suite offered applications, networks, databases and API protection in both private datacenters, public clouds or hybrid configurations.

According to Zenedge’s website, its Web Application Firewall (WAF) uses machine learning and big data analysis to inspect web traffic in real-time, identify threats and behavior anomalies, and dynamically updates security postures accordingly.

The DDoS part of Zenedge’s suite uses Juniper MX480 routing platform and Arbor TMS mitigation platform, in each mitigation center, provides always-on or on-demand Layer 3/4 DDoS mitigation.

A few days ago, Oracle has announced that it will be opening 12 new datacenter regions that will expand its Oracle Cloud service offer across Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Its focus is to offer a complete integrated portfolio of cloud services (SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS) and new services in security, Blockchain, and Artificial Intelligence.

“Customers demand enterprise-grade infrastructure to run their critical business systems in the cloud,” said Don Johnson, Senior Vice President of Product Development, Oracle. “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.”

“Customers achieve tremendous results with Zenedge’s innovative WAF and DDoS mitigation products, from a 99% reduction in illicit website traffic to a 99.75% improvement in page load times,” said Yuri Frayman, CEO of Zenedge. “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.”

Both Oracle and Zenedge were quite keen to note that the company will continue to operate and even take on new customers. Oracle will focus on accelerating Zenedege’s feature and product development and integrating company’s services with its own cloud portfolio.

The financial details of the acquisition have not been disclosed but just as it was the case with the earlier Dyn acquisition, we expect the company to be integrated within Oracle at some point in time.

 

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