Aqua Security (formerly named Scalock) was founded by IT security veterans from companies including Intel Security, CA Technologies, and Imperva. With containers being the next major disruption in datacenter and application technology, we recognized that containerized environments create new challenges in security, but also present an opportunity to reinvent application security – more effectively and more efficiently than ever.
Software containers (Docker and other formats) are rapidly being adopted in enterprise deployments, but present unique security challenges due to the scale, agility and open nature of the container operating environment.
Lack of visibility into container activity, isolating containers from each other, protecting kernel integrity, and maintaining granular user and network access controls are just some of the issues that need to be addressed in containerized applications. The rapid DevOps process that is often behind container deployments, as well as the inclusion of many open source components, require tight governance of the process from the development phase and beyond.
Aqua’s container security platform was architected specifically to address the challenges of visibility, control, isolation, intrusion detection and intrusion prevention in container environments, while remaining transparent and non-intrusive to DevOps, allowing organizations to reap the business benefits of containers without increasing their risk profile.
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In addition to our VC investors, Aqua enjoys the backing of some of the IT security industry’s most successful leaders, including:
Co-founder of Check Point Software, Imperva, and Cato Networks
President and COO of Symantec, formerly at Blue Coat and Intel Security
Board member at Amdocs, serial investor: P-Cube, Exanet, Qwilt
Formerly EVP, GM of End-User Computing, VMWare
Angel investor, co-founder and chairman at WhiteSource