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The following article is a update on Facebook Servers.
(Facebook Looks to Boost Server Security With Acquisition of Cybersecurity Startup)
By Mike Lennon on August 07, 2014
In a move to bolster the security of its massive global server network, Facebook announced on Thursday it was acquiring Palo Alto, California-based cybersecurity startup PrivateCore.
PrivateCore describes that its vCage software transparently secures data in use with full memory encryption for any application, any data, anywhere on standard x86 servers.
More specifically, the company explains:
PrivateCore vCage audits and secures OpenStack servers against persistent malware (rootkits/bootkits) and insider threats. vCage is comprised of two components: vCage Manager and optional vCage Host software. vCage Manager provides validation (referred to as attestation) for OpenStack servers to enable the created of trusted compute pools. Organizations can also deploy vCage Host, a high assurance hypervisor that protects data-in-use with full-memory encryption. Based on the open source Linux Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor, vCage host runs existing virtual machine images without modification.
“I’m really excited that Facebook has entered into an agreement to acquire PrivateCore,” Facebook security chief Joe Sullivan wrote in a post to his own Facebook page.
SecurityWeek/ Full Article Here/ http://www.securityweek.com/facebook-looks-boost-server-security-acquisition-cybersecurity-startup