Telstra invests in security company vArmour

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Australian operator Telstra has formed a partnership with - and made an investment in - data center and cloud security company vArmour.

Under the agreement, investment arm Telstra Ventures has participated in vArmour's recent $41 million Series D funding round.

Telstra will also add vArmour's security offerings to its portfolio of enterprise services. In the long term, the operator said it will also be able to develop security consulting and managed services for its customers.

The vArmour platform is designed to give organizations application-layer control over their networks to help stave off, detect and respond to cyber threats.

Jeremy Howe, Telstra's director of IP Data and Security Solutions, commented that the acquisition is aimed at addressing its enterprise customers' evolving security demands.

“We see a growing demand among enterprise customers for solutions that help them secure their data in a private, public and hybrid cloud mix. One of the main concerns companies have in embracing cloud services is data control and security,” he said.

“vArmour’s distributed security software addresses the problem of traffic blindspots inside data centers. This helps businesses protect themselves from one of the critical emerging threats in the security environment, in addition to the benefits of having greater visibility of what is going on with your data.”

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