Facebook Acquires Server Security Startup, PrivateCore

Facebook Acquires Server Security Startup, PrivateCore (Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Facebook announced on Thursday that it has acquired security startup PrivateCore, a private computing company focused on providing encryption and malware detection software.

“Since the beginning, we have worked tirelessly on our technology to protect servers from malware threats, unauthorized physical access, and malicious hardware devices,” says PrivateCore CEO Oded Horovitz via blog post.  “Working together with Facebook, there is a huge opportunity to pursue our joint vision at scale with incredible impact. Over time, Facebook plans to deploy our technology into the Facebook stack to help protect the people who use Facebook.”

Facebook’s Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan noted on his Facebook page that the addition of PrivateCore’s vCage technology will protect users from “persistent malware, unauthorized physical access, and malicious hardware devices,” making the social media site safer for its users.

“I believe that PrivateCore’s technology and expertise will help support Facebook’s mission to help make the world more open and connected, in a secure and trusted way,” adds Sullivan. “Over time, we plan to deploy PrivateCore’s technology directly into the Facebook server stack. I can’t wait to have them join Facebook.”

Terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed.

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