Keeper Security has acquired Glyptodon in an effort to improve its remote access management capabilities. Glyptodon is best known for its Glyptodon Enterprise solution, which allows developers and IT professionals to use a standard web browser when accessing RDP, SSH, VNC and Kubernetes endpoints.
That technology will now be integrated with the rest of Keeper’s zero-trust portfolio to help make those remote connections more secure (and without the use of a VPN). On that front, Glyptodon is also the developer of the open source Apache Guacamole platform, which is designed to help people gain secure access to remote desktop workstations.
Pairing Glyptodon’s remote expertise with Keeper’s security and encryption technology will ensure that employees can gain safe access to sensitive materials when they are not at the office. Keeper has already integrated Glyptodon’s tech with its Keeper Secrets Manager, which functions as a vault that can be used to store access control credentials. In the next few months, the company will do the same with its Keeper Enterprise solution. Keeper is eventually planning to release a commercial version of Apache Guacamole, though it will provide support for the open-source version of the project in the interim.
“With distributed teams and compute resources residing in the cloud or in a remote location, it is vital that enterprises can securely and quickly connect with those systems,” said Keeper Co-Founder and CEO Darren Guccione. “Acquiring Glyptodon is an important component of our go-forward strategy as we unify essential privileged access management features into our cybersecurity platform to protect organizations in the public and private sectors.”
“Bringing Glyptodon’s technology and insight securing enterprise remote computing access to Keeper Security will provide customers with the industry’s most comprehensive and secure remote working experience,” added Glyptodon CEO Mike Jumper.
The two companies did not disclose the terms of the acquisition. Keeper released a cloud version of its Single Sign-on feature in March of 2021, and previously launched a KeeperChat messaging service back in 2018.