PrivateCore, which was founded in 2012 and is based in Palo Alto, Calif., develops software that authenticates and secures server data. The company’s goal is to protect servers from malware, unauthorized access, and malicious hardware devices.
This type of software would be useful to Facebook, given that the company runs tens of thousands of servers. The social network has more than 1 billion monthly active users, which means a lot of data that could be vulnerable without the right protections.
“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,” PrivateCore CEO Oded Horovitz said in a statement. “Working together with Facebook, there is a huge opportunity to pursue our joint vision at scale with incredible impact.”