H.P.E. has agreed the purchase of cloud security service provider Axis Security. It is the company’s third purchase since last January, after Athonet and the machine learning specialist Pachyderm, which it bought a few weeks ago to boost its Artificial Intelligence services.
With this latest purchase, HPE aims to offer its customers a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) offering. It also wants to integrate Axis Security’s Atmos Edge Security Services (SSE) platform into the Aruba SASE platform. It offers network functions from the edge to the cloud, with options for network automation based on Artificial Intelligence.
With this operation, therefore, Aruba’s portfolio of SD-WAN products and services will increase, as well as its network firewall offer, to integrate the Atmos secure web gatewqy, and the cloud access security broker (CASB) to count with a full SASE architecture.
With the integration of Axis Security technology and platform into Aruba SASE, HPE expects to bring WAN and cloud security controls directly to the application at the network edge, rather than routing information through a data center. In addition, the HPE GreenLake platform will also incorporate Axis’ cloud-native SSE platform.
It is unknown how much HPE has paid for the company, as well as most of the details of the operation, which if all goes well will be closed before the end of next April. Its integrated products will be ready by the end of July 2023. Thereafter they will begin to be offered to HPE customers.
Phil Motram, Vice President and General Manager, HPE Aruba Networkinghas stressed that «As we emerge from a post-pandemic world, and a hybrid work environment has become the new normal, a new approach is needed to secure networking at the edge and protect critical SaaS applications. The convergence of Aruba and Axis Security solutions will transform edge-to-cloud connectivity, with a complete SASE solution that offers companies the highest levels of security for both IoT devices and access for all users distributed across different geographic locations«.