Bromium, nexB and ownCloud embrace collaborative development as the growth of Linux rises in enterprise
SAN FRANCISCO, May 14, 2013 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that Bromium, nexB and ownCloud are joining the organization.
Key findings from this year’s 2013 Enterprise End User Report  show the world’s largest enterprises are increasing their investments in Linux for the third consecutive year and management’s perception remains increasingly positive. These advancements are resulting in more companies wanting to contribute to the advancement of Linux and understand how to benefit from collaborative development. Today’s new members contribute their enterprise expertise to new opportunities that will also be discussed at The Linux Foundation Enterprise End User Summit  in New York on May 14-15, 2013.
Bromium  has pioneered new endpoint security technologies that protect enterprises from advanced threats. Rather than relying on detection to prevent attacks, Bromium leverages Xen micro-virtualization to protect endpoints from even “undetectable” threats, while providing actionable intelligence on malware behavior - enabling IT to understand attack intents and bolster existing defenses.
“We are very pleased that Xen is now under The Linux Foundation umbrella,” said Ian Pratt, Vice President of Products, Bromium. “We’re proud of the community-centric development and adoption we’ve seen with both Xen and The Linux Foundation thus far, and we look forward to continuing our work with the Xen Project community to transform the trustworthiness of PCs and mobile devices through micro-virtualization.”
nexB  helps enterprise software companies actively identify and manage their software assets, including original, open source and other third-party software components. The company provides products and services to enable and accelerate component-based software development.
“Joining The Linux Foundation is a way to increase our commitment towards the advancement of Linux and open source software in the enterprise,” said Michael Herzog, CEO of nexB. “The specification work facilitated by the Software Package Data Exchange (SPDX) workgroup, for example, is essential to the work we are doing to help solve business problems for our customers.”
ownCloud Inc.  was founded in 2011 to give corporate IT greater control of their data – combining greater flexibility, openness and extensibility with on premise servers and storage. ownCloud helps enterprises concerned about sensitive data leakage via Dropbox deliver a secure file sync and share solution that provides complete control.
“Linux and open source technologies are vital to cloud-based computing,” said Markus Rex, CEO, ownCloud Inc. “As a member of The Linux Foundation we’re able to collaborate with the community to offer a vibrant solution for managing any potential risk associated with cloud-based file sharing services and put control back in IT’s hands.”
“Member participation and contributions to Linux Foundation projects, workgroups and programs is a driving force behind the growing influence of Linux in the enterprise,” said Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer services at The Linux Foundation. “It is this collaboration by our members, community members and other contributors to Linux and collaborative development that advances technology innovation across markets and industries.”
About The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux and collaborative software development. Founded in 2000, the organization sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and promotes, protects and advances the Linux operating system and collaborative software development by marshaling the resources of its members and the open source community. The Linux Foundation provides a neutral forum for collaboration and education by hosting Collaborative Projects, Linux conferences, including LinuxCon, and generating original research and content that advances the understanding of Linux and collaborative software development. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org .
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