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Gazzang Joins The Linux Foundation

Gazzang, the Linux data security company, today announced it has joined The Linux Foundation and will collaborate with developers and enterprises to advance security solutions for data developed and stored on any Linux platform.

“Big data, cloud computing and mobile solutions are driving increased adoption of Linux-based solutions in the enterprise,” said Dustin Kirkland, CTO of Gazzang and a key contributor to numerous open source and Linux projects. “We look forward to working with The Linux Foundation and other vendors to address the escalating risks associated with storing and managing sensitive data.”

Gazzang has a proven track record of developing solutions that secure big data and any other application or database that runs on Linux. The company’s flagship product, Gazzang zNcrypt™, leverages encryption that is part of the Linux kernel to transparently encrypt data.

"Gazzang is well-respected for its Linux security solutions and has shown a commitment to advancing security technology on Linux,” said Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer programs at The Linux Foundation. "We are pleased to welcome Gazzang as one of our newest members and look forward to collaborating to advance Linux and data security technologies.”

About Gazzang

Gazzang provides Linux data security solutions and operational diagnostics that help enterprises protect sensitive information and maintain performance in cloud environments. Gazzang is backed by Austin Ventures and Silver Creek Ventures. For more information, visit www.gazzang.com.

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2000, the organization sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and promotes, protects and advances the Linux operating system by marshaling the resources of its members and the open source development community. The Linux Foundation provides a neutral forum for collaboration and education by hosting Linux conferences, including LinuxCon, and generating original Linux research, Linux videos and content that advances the understanding of the Linux platform. Its web properties, including Linux.com, reach approximately two million people per month. The organization also provides extensive Linux training opportunities that feature the Linux kernel community’s leading experts as instructors. Follow The Linux Foundation on Twitter.

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