HyTrust focuses on VMware/cloud security, compliance and control. Its backers include Cisco, VMware, Intel and Intel Capital.
Terms of the DataGravity acquisition were not disclosed, but some DataGravity team people will be joining HyTrust. Using DataGravity for Virtualisation, HyTrust expects to identify and classify data, and tag workloads to ensure policy enforcement for data access, encryption and key management and applying boundary controls.
Eric Chiu, HyTrust’s co-founder and president said: “The acquisition will accelerate the expansion of HyTrust’s platform capabilities and capitalise on the high-growth cloud security market. DataGravity’s data discovery and classification capabilities support HyTrust’s mission to deliver a security policy framework that provides customers with full visibility, insight and enforcement of policy across workloads.