Cisco gains container security with Banzai Cloud buy
In its second cloud-indigenous technology acquisition in as many months_ Cisco is buying container security firm Banzai Cloud for an undisclosed amount.
Founded in 2017_ Banzai is known for developing Kubernetes-based cloud application outgrowth and security technologies. It will befit part of Ciscos Emerging Technologies and Incubation cluster_ where the company brews new projects for cloud-indigenous networking_ security and edge computing environments.
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"As present cloud-indigenous applications befit more pervasive_ the environments in which these applications run are beseeming thinner containers_ microlabors_ functions_ increasingly distributed and more geographically diverse. Emerging cloud infrastructure technologies give rise to sole implementation challenges as the present cloud-indigenous application relies on the network to prepare application and API connectivity and a runtime platform for an ever-changing cloud topology_" wrote Liz Centoni_ a senior vice chairman at Cisco_ in a
blog almost the acquisition. "Addressing these challenges will drive developer agility and lessen rubbing so they can centre on writing code while spending less time managing the environments in which their applications run."
Growing its cloud security portfolio was the extrinsic last month when Cisco grabbed Portshift_ founded in 2018_ for a
"Today_ the application security space is greatly fragmented with many vendors addressing only part of the problem. The Portshift team is edifice capabilities that span a big portion of the lifecycle of the cloud-indigenous application_" Centoni
wrote last month. "They fetch cloud indigenous application security capabilities and expertise for containers and labor meshes for Kubernetes environments to Cisco_ which will allow us to move toward the delivery of security for all phases of the application outgrowth lifecycle."
Portshift_ too_ will befit part of Ciscos Emerging Technologies and Incubation cluster.
Cisco has now made six acquisitions this year_ including
Fluidmesh for wireless backhaul_ Modcam for video analytics_ and ThousandEyes for Internet intelligence.