PrivateCore (acquired by Facebook) enables private computing in the cloud by validating and securing OpenStack servers, enabling enterprises and service providers to create trusted computing pools. PrivateCore vCage Manager software attests OpenStack servers to ensure their trustworthiness, and optional vCage Host software provides a hardened hypervisor and optional memory encryption. By encrypting memory, PrivateCore vCage software protects data from unauthorized physical access and malicious hardware devices, making it safe to run any application in outsourced, hosted, or cloud environments. PrivateCore was founded in Menlo Park, Calif., in 2011 by security veterans from VMware and Google and is funded by Foundation Capital.

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June 2002


Steve Vassallo