HP ENTERPRISE ACQUIRES CLOUD SECURITY STARTUP Scytale
The computer systems maker HP enterprise acquires security startup Scytale, a cloud-native security startup that is structured as an open-source Secure Production Identity Framework for Everyone (SPIFFE) protocol, which happens to be the latest inclusion to the PC giant units. This was made public two days ago by the company (HP). Until now, the figures of this deal are still unknown due to the companies’ unwillingness to disclose the figures.
Scytale is a startup that focuses on the juicy area practically desired by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, an area HP wishes to explore. To be specific, Scytale focuses on application-to-application identity and access management. Since it has become increasingly important based on the fact that several transactions occur between applications without human intervention, efforts are made to ensure that these applications understand that it’s safe to share information with other apps.
In the process of announcing the company’s acquisition, HP Enterprise fellow and General Manager of the cloudless initiative ‘Dave Husak’ stated in a blog post,
“As HP Enterprise progresses into this next chapter, delivering on our differentiated, edge to cloud platform-as-a-service strategy, security will continue to play a fundamental role. We recognize that every organization that operates in a hybrid, multi-cloud environment requires 100% secure, zero trust systems, that can dynamically identify and authenticate data and applications in real-time”. Credit: Dave Husak
Meanwhile, in a bid to explain the level of HP Enterprise acquisition commitment, Husak also made it clear that the company (HP) will continue to be good stewards of both (SPIFFE and SPIRE) which are under the supervision of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.
In the same vein, the co-founder of Scytale ‘Sunil James’ wrote about the importance of the development in a blog post, adding that the deal was important for the founders, based on the fact that HP Enterprise respect Scytale open-source roots. However, he stated that
“Scytale’s DNA is security, distributed systems, and open-source. Under HP Enterprise, Scytale will continue to help steward SPIFFE. Our ever-growing and vocal community will lead us. We’ll toil to maintain this transparent and vendor-neutral project, which will be fundamental in HP Enterprises’ plans to deliver a dynamic, open, and secure edge-to-cloud platform”.
Scytale had earlier raised $5 million in a Series A funding round.
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