Oracle acquired cloud-based security and distributed denial of service (DDoS) mitigation company Zenedge. The startup helps secure critical IT systems deployed via cloud, on premises, and in hybrid environments. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Oracle will integrate Zenedge’s web application firewall (WAF) and DDoS capabilities into its enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure. Both the WAF and the DDoS products secure enterprises’ applications, networks, databases, and APIs from malicious Internet traffic.
The integration of Zenedge’s services into the Oracle cloud will extend the cloud’s domain name system (DNS) capabilities.
Both of Zenedge’s cloud-based products leverage artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to differentiate web users from suspicious and malicious traffic. The WAF uses machine learning capabilities to detect anomalies and alter security postures. The DDoS product automatically detects and routes all attacks, with minimal human intervention required.
Zenedge was founded in 2014. The company has raised $13.7 million in three rounds of funding, with the most recent led by Pilot Growth Equity, according to Crunchbase.
The Zenedge team is expected to join Oracle, which intends to continue investing in the Zenedge product line.
Also this week, Oracle said it has plans to expand its AI and machine learning technology on its platform-as-a-service (PaaS) product line this year. It also shared plans to open 12 new cloud data center regions in Asia, Europe, and the Americas as part of its push to compete against the big three cloud providers:Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google.