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Venafi buys cloud protection service Jetstack

May 14, 2020

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Machine-based identity protection specialist Venafi, which supplies transport layer security (TLS), secure shell (SSH) and code-signing machine identities across some of the most security-conscious organisations in the world, is to enhance its cloud protection capabilities with the acquisition of Jetstack, a specialist in open source machine identity protection software for Kubernetes and other cloud native ecosystems.

With application development and deployment moving faster than ever, and developers able to create a “tidal wave” of new Kubernetes clusters, cloud instances, service meshes and microservice APIs across business units, clouds and geographies in a matter of seconds, Venafi said the need to protect machine identities was more pronounced than ever, and security teams that still tried to do this manually were in danger of being overwhelmed.

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