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Firewall Company Palo Alto Buys Stealthy Startup Formed By Ex-NSAers 102

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alphadogg writes "Next-generation firewall maker Palo Alto Networks today announced its first acquisition, an intriguing buyout of a stealthy Mountain View start-up called Morta Security whose founders hail from the NSA. The price of the purchase was not disclosed. Morta that has been in stealth mode since 2012 and describes its founders as 'executives and engineers from the National Security Agency.' CEO Raj Shahsays he worked in the Air Force Reserve supporting the NSA. 'We have deep experience in protecting our national infrastructure,' he says. (Curious to see if more startups will start marketing their NSA heritage...)"
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Firewall Company Palo Alto Buys Stealthy Startup Formed By Ex-NSAers

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  • by exomondo (1725132) on Monday January 06, 2014 @11:12PM (#45884323)

    > whose founders hail from the NSA

    > CEO Raj Shahsays he worked in the Air Force Reserve supporting the NSA

    They aren't really the same thing now are they?

  • by dbIII (701233) on Monday January 06, 2014 @11:16PM (#45884353)
    When there is corruption you need to employ a former "insider" before your bids on contracts are even looked at.
    Why do you think people like the person that lost the White House emails is employable by a data recovery company?
  • by PopeRatzo (965947) on Tuesday January 07, 2014 @12:07AM (#45884647) Homepage Journal

    "Morta" in Italian means, "dead man".

    Draw your own conclusions.

    Forget Left and Right, Liberal or Conservative, Republican or Democrat. We are all enemies of the State now. It's starting to look like those divisions have just been artificially put in place in order to make us easier to control. When we're fighting each other, we're not paying attention to the real bad guys. And the bad guys goal is to take everything. If you're not part of the financial/political elite, you're not in the car, you're standing on the side of the road.

    Nothing can really get better - not one thing - unless we deal with this security apparatus in a lasting way. It makes us less secure, poorer and sliding down the economic scale. And today, Janet Yellin was installed as the new bursar for this apparatus, in charge of siphoning wealth to the very few.

  • Re:Waitwhat. (Score:4, Interesting)

    by ArchieBunker (132337) on Tuesday January 07, 2014 @12:30AM (#45884761) Homepage

    I'd call that deep experience. Most people suspected them of having some hidden backdoors or listening powers but no one had proof. I'd call their campaign pretty successful until Edward Snowden blew the doors open.

It is clear that the individual who persecutes a man, his brother, because he is not of the same opinion, is a monster. - Voltaire

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