Expanding Cybersecurity Through the Department of Defense

Agency Challenge

As a Department of Defense (DoD) agency, the greatest challenges presented were in consolidating services and providing workload visibility across the cloud workforce that would ensure they could deliver data driven outcomes at the speed of operational relevance. Specifically, the agency needed to address: 

· Granular Workload Visibility (containers, VMs)

· Workload Visibility Across Allied Agency Cloud Environments

· Secure Software Development

· Improved Threat Detection & Reporting

· Enhanced Zero Trust Architecture

· Wide-Scale Accountability Across SecOps Teams and Individuals

· DISA-STIG Requirements Fulfillment



Before selecting Aqua Security, this DoD agency reviewed a variety of cloud security solutions and other platforms and determined the Aqua Security Platform was the best choice to meet all of their mission-critical requirements to realize the agency’s cloud security modernization and innovation objectives.


These key differentiators in the Aqua Security Platform bring long-term value and increased visibility and security across the entire agency cloud environment:

• Aqua integrates with VMWare’s Tanzu

• Aqua enforcers are integrated at scale (Amazon)

• Aqua’s fully comprehensive approach to threat detection and protection from attacks provides mission assurance

• Aqua has made it much easier for the central DevSecOps ‘Hub’ to scale protection services which are the allied Agency ‘Spokes”

• Aqua’s flexibility, technical expertise, post-sales support, and performance history have given the agency the needed automation, reduced duplication of effort, increased visibility, and confidence to achieve their goals.

“Before Aqua, we did not have the visibility across DevSecOps that we needed. Because of the Aqua Platform we are more efficient, able to pivot and have the confidence we will not be compromised. Aqua is a critical part of our agency’s infrastructure. We chose Aqua Security ultimately because of its’ seamless end-to-end platform, ease of use and ability to integrate with our other gold standard technologies. Aqua is our technology of choice. There are other tools and platforms, but for my money, we are adding capabilities found only in Aqua.”

Department of Defense Program Manager

Benefits & Results

As a result of deploying Aqua Security, this agency is now able to:

• Monitor and manage application performance in real-time

• View and analyze image data easily

• Save time and labor from SDLC workflow efficiencies

• Enable and accelerate data-driven decisions

• Detect threats and trigger alerting mechanisms 

• Advance the agency’s “Cloud Workforce”

• Test and audit image assurance and Runtime policies 


About Aqua Security Federal

Aqua Security stops cloud native attacks across the application lifecycle and is the only company with a $1M Cloud Native Protection Warranty to guarantee it. Aqua helps the U.S. Federal Government reduce risk while building the future of their agencies. The Aqua Platform is the industry’s most integrated Cloud Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP), protecting the application lifecycle from code to cloud and back. Aqua’s CNAPP helps agencies address, comply, and execute on EO 14028, OMB M-22-09, and various binding operational directives including BOD 23-01. Aqua is headquartered in Burlington, MA. For more information, visit