Zoom announced this early morning that it has acquired Keybase, a start-up with encryption expertise.

It did not expose the purchase cost. Keybase, which has been building encryption products for a number of years consisting of safe file sharing and cooperation tools, need to offer Zoom some security credibility as it goes through pandemic demand growing pains. The business has dealt with a variety of security concerns in the last number of months as need as soared and exposed some security weak points in the platform. As the business has actually relocated to deal with these issues, having a team of file encryption professionals on staff need to assist the business develop a more protected item. In an article announcing the deal, CEO Eric Yuan said they got Keybase to give consumers a higher level of security, something that’s increasingly essential to business clients as more operations are relying on the platform, working from house during the pandemic.

“This acquisition marks a key action for Zoom as we attempt to accomplish the production of a truly personal video interactions platform that can scale to numerous millions of participants, while also having the flexibility to support Zoom’s variety of usages,” Yuan wrote.

He added that tools will be readily available for all paying consumers as soon as it is incorporated into the product. “Zoom will offer an end-to-end encrypted meeting mode to all paid accounts. Logged-in users will create public cryptographic identities that are saved in a repository on Zoom’s network and can be utilized to develop trust relationships between conference guests,” he wrote.

Under the terms of the deal, the Keybase will become a subsidiary of Zoom and co-founder and Max Krohn will lead the Zoom security engineering group, reporting directly to Yuan to assist develop the security product. The other practically two lots employees will become Zoom staff members. The large bulk are security engineers.

It’s unclear what will occur to Keybase’s items, however the business did say Zoom is working with Keybase to figure that out.

Keybase was founded in 2014 and has raised practically $11 million according to Crunchbase information.

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