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Oracle buys DDoS software maker Zenedge

The aim with the acquisition is to expand Oracle's cloud infrastructure and Domain Name System (DNS) capabilities. The aim with the acquisition is to expand Oracle's cloud infrastructure and Domain Name.
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    Oracle on Thursday announced that it's acquiring cybersecurity firm Zenedge. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

    Oracle said Zenedge helps businesses secure applications and databases from malicious web traffic via its web application firewall (WAF) and distributed denial of service (DDoS) mitigation products. Zenedge claims that its products can lead to a 99-percent reduction in dangerous website traffic and a 99.75-percent improvement in page load times.

    The aim with the acquisition is to expand Oracle's cloud infrastructure and Domain Name System (DNS) capabilities.

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    "Customers demand enterprise-grade infrastructure to run their critical business systems in the cloud," said Don Johnson, SVP of product development at Oracle. "The combination with Zenedge equips Oracle Cloud Infrastructure with integrated, next-generation network and infrastructure security, to address modern security threats."

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    As of now, Zenedge also offers DDoS protection services for AWS deployments. Oracle made no mention of how it plans to handle current Zenedge partner integrations, but it did note that Zenedge will continue to operate and service customers as-is until the acquisition closes. After that, it's unlikely that the AWS offering will stick around.

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