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Quick Take: HyTrust Acquires HighCloud To Strengthen Its Cloud Management And Security

Acquisition Is A Harbinger Of A Cloud Security Feeding Frenzy

November 13, 2013

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On November 7, 2013, HyTrust, best known as a virtualization security and compliance specialist, announced its acquisition of HighCloud Security, a cloud encryption provider, for an undisclosed sum. With this move, HyTrust makes it clear that it aims to become the critical security core of private, public, and hybrid cloud environments. In this Quick Take, we provide our analysis of what the acquisition means for HyTrust, security and risk (S&R) professionals considering HyTrust or HighCloud Security solutions, virtualization admins in infrastructure and operations (I&O) teams, competitors, and the trajectory of the market itself.

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