McAfee to acquire NanoSec to boost Cloud Security

McAfee to acquire NanoSec to boost cloud security

McAfee announced the acquisition of cybersecurity firm NanoSec to boost its cloud security solutions. The financial terms of the deal are not disclosed.

Founded in 2015, San Francisco based NanoSec is a pioneer in the application-centric security solutions which is aimed at protecting any application from unknown Cyber-Threats on any infrastructure, at any scale.

McAfee, as a part of the deal, will now be going to use the NanoSec’s Multi-cloud, zero-trust application and security platform to help its client in improving compliance and governance, and even reduce the risk of their cloud and container deployments, the announcement says.

The announcement notes the Gartner observation on need to secure their containerized environment across the entire development life cycle including build and development process, deployment and run phase of an application

Executive Opinion

Senior Vice President, and General Manager of the Cloud Security Business unit, McAfee,Vishwas Manral,  said, "McAfee’s focus and innovation have allowed it to deliver industry-leading cloud security capabilities to help our customers securely leverage the cloud to accelerate their business. NanoSec’s technology is a natural extension for McAfee MVISION Cloud, enhancing our current CASB and CWPP products, and adding to our ‘Shift-Left’ capabilities to deliver on the DevSecOps best practice to improve governance and security. NanoSec’s team brings a wealth of experience to McAfee, and together, we are committed to enabling organizations to reach their full cloud potential."

Founder and CEO of NanoSec, Vishwas Manral, said, "Joining forces with McAfee means that our groundbreaking capabilities including our unique application-identity based approach for app-level protection and micro-segmentation will be available on a global scale. McAfee has demonstrated not only its leadership in cloud security but its desire to continually innovate and deliver new capabilities that reshape how organizations can operate workloads and applications safely in the cloud. It felt like a natural fit to join McAfee to deliver to application development and security professionals’ greater visibility and control over detecting, responding, and resolving threats to reduce risk."

NanoSec Capabilities to McAfee portfolio

NanoSec’s will also help to boost container security capabilities of the MVision Server Protection and McAfee MVision Cloud products. NanoSec’s security capabilities such as continuous configuration compliance and vulnerability assessment will be applied application running inside containers and Kubernetes.

The deal will even be going to help the McAfee will more revenues as more enterprises are looking to adopt the container technologies to help in modernizing the legacy applications, and even create new cloud-native applications.

In the month of March, the company had collaborated with Microsoft to launch McAfee MVISION Cloud for the collaboration of Microsoft teams and SharePoint. McAfee MVISION Cloud for the Microsoft team offers compliance and governance, security capabilities, which includes a cloud-native security platform that uses McAfee’s CASB technology.

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