Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has acquired Scytale, a cloud-native security startup that is built on the open-source Secure Production Identity Framework for Everyone (SPIFFE) protocol, for an undisclosed amount.
Scytale is an innovative company founded in 2017 by a group of seasoned engineers from cloud-native enterprises like Amazon Web Services, Duo Security, Google, Okta, PagerDuty, and Splunk.
This team helps enterprise security engineering teams standardize and accelerate service authentication across cloud, container, and on-premises infrastructures.
The team is also recognized as the founding contributors of the SPIFFE and SPIRE (the SPIFFE Runtime Environment) open-source projects to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.
HPE is fully-committed to continuing Scytale’s stewardship and contributions to SPIFFE and SPIRE, and these projects will play a fundamental role in HPE’s plans to deliver a dynamic, open, and secure edge-to-cloud platform.
The acquisition will also provide HPE’s customers and partners with the freedom to design, deploy, and achieve their IT operational goals, regardless of supplier or location.
The company’s team from Scytale, and co-founders Sunil James, Emiliano Berenbaum, and Andrew Jessup, the leading figures in the open-source movement, will join HPE.
“It’s my pleasure to welcome this world-class team as they become part of the HPE family. The addition of Scytale’s talent, their expertise, and the power of their community will, without a doubt, accelerate our progress toward these goals,” said Dave Husak, HPE fellow and GM for the company’s Cloudless Initiative.
Scytale will also advance HPE’s move toward delivering everything-as-a-service by 2022 because zero-trust security plays a fundamental role in cloud-delivered services.
“Scytale’s DNA is security, distributed systems, and open-source. Under HPE, Scytale will continue to help steward SPIFFE. Our ever-growing and vocal community will lead us. We’ll toil to maintain this transparent and vendor-neutral project, which will be fundamental in HPE’s plans to deliver a dynamic, open, and secure edge-to-cloud platform,” said Scytale co-founder Sunil James.
To this end, HPE plans to incorporate SPIFFE and SPIRE across its portfolio.#