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Aqua Security Named Finalist in the 2018 CRN® Tech Innovator Awards

Aqua Container Security Platform Recognized in the 2018 Container Technology Category

BOSTON – November 12, 2018Aqua Security, the leading platform provider for securing container-based and cloud native applications, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized Aqua as a 2018 CRN Tech Innovator Awards finalist. These annual awards honor standout hardware, software, and services that are moving the IT industry forward. In compiling the 2018 Tech Innovator Award list, CRN editors evaluated 300 products across 34 technology categories using several criteria, including technological advancements, uniqueness of features and potential to help solution providers solve end users’ IT challenges.

Enterprises are deploying cloud-native applications at an accelerated pace, and while containers and serverless functions can create more secure applications, they also introduce new security challenges. The Aqua Container Security Platform for securing cloud-native applications environments enables companies to extract all the cost, agility, and efficiency benefits these technologies offer without increasing their risk profiles.

Aqua delivers the most comprehensive solution for securing cloud-native applications using containers and serverless functions “on-prem” or on public cloud platforms including AWS, Google, Azure and IBM, as well as Red Hat OpenShift, Kubernetes and Docker environments. Aqua leverages the unique characteristics of cloud-native microservices architecture to create an automated, whitelisting-driven security model that leverages machine learning to understand legitimate application behavior and automatically enforce immutability and least-privileges on application components, as well as container-level firewalling to mitigate network attacks.

Aqua works closely with global partners who understand the importance of securing and monitoring containerized applications and strive to enhance their solutions portfolio with enterprise-grade technology. The Aqua Link Partner Program spans a broad spectrum of partnership models, including Technology Alliance Partners with integrated offerings in the cloud-native stack, Solutions Providers that offer Aqua products and deliver technical services to deploy and manage Aqua in customer environments, and System Integrators & Consultants with expertise and trained staff worldwide to support Aqua implementations.

Aqua delivers support for managing multi-tenant environments, with the required segregation of policies, enforcement, monitoring and reporting. This makes Aqua unique in its ability to deliver deeply integrated solutions through Managed Service Providers such as Hitachi Vantara, which has integrated Aqua security capabilities into the Hitachi Enterprise Cloud (HEC) Container Platform.

“Aqua offers the market’s most mature and capable platform for securing container-based and cloud-native applications from development to production, accelerating container adoption and bridging the gap between DevOps and IT security,” said Dror Davidoff, CEO and Co-founder, Aqua Security. “Aqua enables solution providers to help their customers mitigate those risks and realize the tremendous business benefits that containers offer.”

“Each year, the CRN Tech Innovator Awards recognize technology vendor offerings that are reshaping the IT channel landscape by increasing worker productivity, reducing cost, and minimizing complexity for solution providers, IT departments, and end users,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “The winners in this year’s awards bring breakthrough ideas to the table for solution providers and their customers, in areas ranging from cloud to security to business intelligence to IoT. We congratulate all the winners and look forward to their future endeavors.”

The Tech Innovator Awards will be featured in the December issue of CRN and can be viewed online at crn.com/techinnovators.

About Aqua Security

Aqua Security enables enterprises to secure their container and cloud-native applications from development to production, accelerating application deployment and bridging the gap between DevOps and IT security. Aqua’s Container Security Platform provides full visibility into container activity, allowing organizations to detect and prevent suspicious activity and attacks in real time. Integrated with container lifecycle and orchestration tools, the Aqua platform provides transparent, automated security while helping to enforce policy and simplify regulatory compliance. Aqua was founded in 2015 and is backed by Lightspeed Venture Partners, Microsoft Ventures, TLV Partners, and is based in Israel and Boston, MA. For more information, visit www.aquasec.com or follow us on twitter.com/AquaSecTeam.

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