VMware acquires cloud security startup Mesh7

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Cloud Security startup Mesh7 has been acquired by Virtualization software providing leader VMware as it has been made official by both the companies today. Trade analysts say that the acquisition will boost VMware’s cloud native capabilities and will also bolster its Kubernetes and micro-services support.

Highly placed sources say that Mesh7’s auto discovering and auto-learning application behavior at API layer caught the attention of VMware last year, prompting the board of directors to propose a deal early this year.


Boosting the deal further was Mesh7’s latest open source platform ‘Envoy’ that was designed for service-oriented architectures to be integrated into Tanzu service of VMware. Technically, the architecture offers security and seamless connectivity for applications and microservices across clusters and clouds related to Kubernetes.

As the virtualization software provider was interested in investing in securing cloud native applications, Mesh7 proved as the best alternative as its software helps detects and mitigates cyber threats.

Exclusively thanking its customers, Mesh7 released an update on its blog by welcoming all its customers to the family of VMware and has assured that it will scale its support to better serve them with purpose.

The company also thanked its employees for their passion, energy, hardwork and support that helped Mesh7 gain an excited outcome.

Note- Interestingly, the deal was formalized by VMware when the board was in search of a new CEO as Pat Gelsinger left the company last month to become the CEO of Intel Corporation- the company that gave him name & fame in technology in 1989.