Zscaler Buys Edgewise Networks – A Software ID Verification Startup

Jannie Delucca

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Deal puts “zero belief identification management” for applications in the spotlight…

Zscaler has agreed to acquire Boston-centered startup Edgewise Networks for an undisclosed sum – its second recent acquisition next a offer for Cloud Security Posture Administration (CSPM) Cloudneeti.

NASDAQ-listed stability agency Zscaler stated the offer “broadens the Zscaler cloud-native system and secures application-to-application communication to produce more robust stability in general public clouds and information centers.”

Edgewise fingerprints software in its environments, so that as a substitute of allowing for application communication centered on dependable IP addresses, ports, and protocols, and so forth., it identifies workloads centered on a assortment of strategies such as executable signing, Transportable Executable (PE) header values, CPU serial
figures, provisioned host title, and a lot more, then uses machine learning to create proposed policies about access manage conclusions.

It describes [pdf] this as zero belief identification (ZTID) management.

The corporation supports 10 distributions of Linux, Windows seven onwards, and any Windows Server running units. Supported container environments supported consist of Kubernetes, Docker, and AWS Elastic Container Assistance.

San Jose-centered Zscaler’s CEO Jay Chaudhry stated: “Egewise is extremely impressive technologies that permits application segmentation with out acquiring to do regular community segmentation which is typically carried out with digital firewalls. We are fired up to welcome the Edgewise group to the Zscaler household.”

“We are happy to have produced zero belief stability achievable in complicated, multi-cloud environments. Our core innovation is the use of software identification verification to concurrently fortify stability and simplify functions,” stated Peter Smith, CEO of Edgewise in a canned assertion.

“Edgewise automates the identification-centered policies creating it straightforward to decrease the attack surface across general public cloud, multi-cloud, information centre and even container environments. We are thrilled to be a part of the Zscaler household and share our innovation with the worldwide Zscaler client foundation.”


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