Earlier this week, Oracle announced plans to add twelve new cloud regions to its Global Computing infrastructure. As a step in this direction, the company announced that it signed an agreement to acquire Zenedge—a platform that helps secure critical IT systems deployed via cloud, on-premises, or hybrid hosting environments. The Zenedge acquisition is in alignment with the company’s previous acquisition of Dyn, a DNS provider that helps determine how traffic gets directed between different applications.
Customers leverage Zenedge’s Web Application Firewall (WAF) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation products to secure their applications, networks, databases, and to secure APIs from malicious Internet traffic. Powered by artificial intelligence (AI), Zenedge’s products and 24/7 virtual Security Operations Center (SOC) defend over 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 (DNS) capabilities, adding innovative application and network protection that augments existing Oracle security services and partnerships. Together, Oracle and Zenedge will allow enterprises to adopt cloud services without compromising performance, cost, control, or security through an expanded Oracle Cloud Infrastructure platform.
“Customers demand enterprise-grade infrastructure to run their critical business systems in the cloud,” said Don Johnson, Senior Vice President of Product Development at 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.”
Oracle declined to disclose the financial terms of the deal. Zenedge’s team is expected to join Oracle at the close of the deal. Details about when the deal is expected to come through haven’t been announced.