Aqua Security secured a $62 million Series C round in April to help it address the need to secure microservices applications running on containers and serverless infrastructure. It also acquired CloudSploit to help customers monitor their public cloud accounts within minutes and reduce threats due to misconfiguration and vulnerabilities.
There’s been a noticeable bump in the interest in and implementation of Operators of late, according to Liz Rice, VP of open source engineering at Aqua Security. Rice also chairs the Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s technical oversight committee. “At the CNCF, we’re seeing interest in projects related to managing and discovering Kubernetes Operators, as well as observing an […]
International Cloud Computing Awards Program Announces Shortlist BOSTON – January 30, 2020 – Aqua Security, the leading platform provider for securing container-based, serverless and cloud native applications, announced today it has been declared the winner of the Security Innovation of the Year award this week in the international Cloud Computing Awards program, The Cloud Awards. […]
“The cloud-native ecosystem will see further consolidation, with the dominant players solidifying their leadership in the market,” says Rani Osnat, VP of strategy at Aqua Security. “Even for a fast-growing segment, this space can’t contain so many Kubernetes distributions, point solutions, open source projects, et cetera., for a long time.” The IT version of natural selection […]
Aqua Security’s open-source tools, kube-bench and kube-hunter, find security issues in Kubernetes clusters. They differ in their approach to analyzing your security posture within the Kubernetes infrastructure stack. kube-bench focuses on your alignment to the CIS, while kube-hunter looks at vulnerabilities you’re exposing. Together they provide a great view of in terms of determining your compliance and awareness. […]
From a security perspective, serverless presents a unique challenge. “On the one hand, the risk is limited by the short runtime durations and isolation from the underlying host OS,” notes Rani Osnat, vice president of strategy for security software developer Aqua Security. “On the other hand, functions are often provisioned with too many permissions or with […]
The Aqua Cloud Native Security Platform uses an inherent advantage of containers, the fact that they are always highly specialized for their jobs, to create a cybersecurity structure based on whitelisting.
If 2018 was the year of learning about Kubernetes, then 2019 was the year of deploying Kubernetes in production. “Helped by maturing standards and management platforms, such as Red Hat OpenShift and Rancher, as well as managed offerings from AWS (EKS), Azure (AKS), and Google (GKE), many of the global 1000 are now deploying production […]