Akamai has agreed to acquire Inverse, an open-source consulting and integration company.
Akamai said that the acquisition of Montreal-based Inverse is aimed to enhance its enterprise security capabilities and expand its portfolio of zero trust and secure access service edge solutions for Internet of Things (IoT).
“By combining the Inverse device fingerprint data repository with Akamai’s own security data from the 1.3 billion device interactions that take place daily across the Akamai Intelligent Edge security platform, we can create an industry leading solution,” said Robert Blumofe, executive vice president, platform and general manager, enterprise division, Akamai Technologies.
Inverse provides a robust data repository and world-class algorithms capable of identifying an expansive universe of IoT, mobile and other device types.
These include HVAC, lighting systems, medical equipment, robotics, printers and beyond, along with a deep understanding of their expected network behaviors.
“Any number of internet-connected devices can be a jumping-off point for malware to discover and exfiltrate sensitive corporate data,” said Ludovic Marcotte, president and chief executive officer, Inverse.