Fastly and Signal Sciences join forces

Today marks a milestone for Fastly: we’ve officially welcomed Signal Sciences onto our team, and taken a giant step forward toward our vision of modern, unified web application and API security. With the close of the acquisition, we can now further our shared view of empowering developers to build safely, detect and respond to threats, and shorten innovation cycles for security and dev teams alike. In other words, we’re enabling our community to build next-generation apps and websites, and unlock all-new possibilities as we shape the future of the web, together.

We’re also celebrating the addition of about 150 new Fastlyans to the team. And we’ve thought a lot about what successful integration for our companies means. We know it’s more than just building an incredibly secure, performant platform: it’s also about the way we make it happen. 

What’s ahead 

Our goal is to make integration from the customer perspective as easy as possible, and we’re committed to ease of use and leveraging the strengths of application security capabilities from both platforms. From a product roadmap perspective, we know developers and security professionals want more power over the security of their applications and APIs at the edge, and safe, simplified, frictionless solutions at scale. We’ll be launching Secure@Edge together as the next step toward realizing that, and because we’ve heard how important this is to our customers, it will be our first joint focus on the product side. And we will continue to offer the Signal Sciences’ agent-based deployment model along with support for on-premise, cloud, and hybrid deployment options.

Along the way, we’ll roll out innovative products quickly and smoothly: we’ll be charting toward big releases like our new serverless compute environment, Compute@Edge, as well as aligning on long-term roadmaps, unifying internal tools, and expanding cross-functional workflows — so we can deliver on the things our customers care most about. Of course, we’ll also have a little fun along the way, ensuring our teams feel a strong sense of connection through virtual welcome parties and onboarding events to get to know each other, no matter where they may be located around the world. 

In the spirit of our values — putting people first, operating with integrity, and communicating transparently — we’ll be sharing new products, insights, and technologies as they arise, so you’re always connected to all the big things that are underway as we embark on our next chapter as one company.

Today and into the future, our focus is to serve you, make sure our teams have everything they need to collaborate effectively, and build more innovative products. In doing so, we’ll build an efficient, unified, and innovative platform — one that enables the future of security online, and enables developers and businesses to succeed. 

Forward-looking statements

This article contains “forward-looking” statements that are based on our beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to us on the date of this article. Forward-looking statements may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance, or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These statements include, but are not limited to, our ability to successfully integrate our businesses, enable the building of next-generation apps and websites and unlock new possibilities, strengthen our security offerings, launch Secure@Edge, continue to offer an agent-based deployment model and support for on-premise, cloud, and hybrid deployments, roll out innovative products quickly and smoothly, release Compute@Edge, our new serverless compute environment, align roadmaps, unify internal tools, and expand cross-functional workflows, and enable developers and businesses to succeed. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements publicly or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. Important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially are detailed from time to time in the reports Fastly files with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including in Fastly’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, and our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on Fastly’s website and are available from Fastly without charge.

Andrew Peterson
Signal Sciences Co-founder and Fastly VP, Security Sales

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Joshua has been helping Fastly grow for seven years, including as CEO since February 2020. With Joshua as part of the leadership team, Fastly went public in 2019 and continues to expand its modern approach to online development globally.

Joshua’s experience growing companies online dates back to the early 2000s, when he grew three startups to a successful exit. Later, as a founder and adviser at Stanley Park Ventures, Joshua cultivated the passion for digital transformation that he brings to his role at Fastly — by using technology to address the modern challenges facing traditionally offline companies in areas like finance, alcohol rehabilitation, and diabetes prevention.

When he’s not helping make the web a better place, Joshua enjoys spending time with his wife, coaching his three sons in sports, and being an active part of his community.

Andrew Peterson
Signal Sciences Co-founder and Fastly VP, Security Sales

Prior to co-founding Signal Sciences and leading Fastly security sales, Andrew had been building leading edge, highly performing product and sales teams across five continents for +15 years with such companies as Etsy, Google, and the Clinton Foundation. His book Cracking Security Misconceptions encourages non-security professionals to take part in organizational security. He graduated from Stanford University with a BA in Science, Technology, and Society.

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