Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has confirmed that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Israel-based cloud security provider Axis Security.
The acquisition – which is expected to close by the end of Q2 of the company’s 2023 fiscal year (subject to customary closing conditions) – allows HPE to expand its edge to cloud security capabilities by offering a unified secure access services edge (SASE) solution.
The provision of this capability will help meet increasing demand for integrated networking and security solutions delivered as-a-service.
According to an announcement published by HPE, Axis’s Security Services Edge (SSE) platform addresses ‘the need for improved application performance and increased network security as the number of remote users increases and as enterprises continue to migrate applications to the cloud.’
“As we transition from a post-pandemic world and a hybrid work environment has become the new normal, a new approach is needed for network edge security to protect critical SaaS applications,” commented Phil Mottram, Executive Vice President and General Manager, HPE Aruba Networking.
“The convergence of Aruba and Axis Security solutions will transform edge to cloud connectivity with a comprehensive SASE solution that provides enterprises with the highest levels of security for both IoT devices and all users’ access across geographically distributed locations.”
Mottram continued: “Today, we also accelerate our vision to help our customers expand their secure connectivity needs with SASE and private 5G solutions, building on our recently announced agreement to acquire private cellular technology provider, Athonet.”
“We developed Axis Security to enable a world where connectivity to every business resource, from anywhere, could always be simple, safe and reliable,” added Dor Knafo, CEO, Axis Security. “Our SSE platform is a natural complement to Aruba’s SD-WAN, network firewall and dynamic segmentation offerings.
“Together, we create a unified SASE platform, designed to extend connectivity to edge and do so through a combination of modern access services – all working together in harmony.”
HPE will be integrating Axis’ technology with its existing Aruba secure networking.