US-based social networking site Facebook revealed on August 7 that it has purchased the operations of server technology company PrivateCore in order to enhance security of the user data.
PrivateCore was established in 2012 and is located in Palo Alto, California. The company specializes in developing software that authenticates and secures server data. The company’s main objective is to provide protection to servers from malware, unauthorized access and malicious hardware devices.
The company can be very beneficial for Facebook as the latter operates tens of thousands of servers. The social network has a customer base of more than 1 billion, which means plenty of data is likely to be vulnerable without the right protections.
PrivateCore CEO Oded Horovitz has been quoted saying that “Facebook has done more than any company to connect the world, and we want to use our secure server technology to help make the world’s connections more secure. Working together with Facebook, there is a huge opportunity to pursue our joint vision at scale with incredible impact.”
The companies have not yet disclosed the terms and conditions of the deal, but a Facebook spokesperson confirmed plans to include PrivateCore’s technology to its server stack.
The Facebook spokesperson said that “PrivateCore and Facebook share a vision of a more connected, secure world. We plan to deploy PrivateCore’s groundbreaking technology into Facebook’s server stack to help further our mission to protect the people who use our service.”