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StackRox Enhances Container Security Platform with Deeper Kubernetes Integrations to Operationalize Container Security

January 23, 2019

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 23, 2019--StackRox, the leader in security for containerized cloud-native applications, today announced new capabilities in the StackRox Container Security Platform that leverage the platform’s multiple integrations with Kubernetes. The latest enhancements allow businesses to gain a deployment-centric view of their environment, quickly prioritize risks based on rich context, leverage Kubernetes for robust and scalable policy enforcement, and significantly improve the security of their container and Kubernetes environments.

In their research, “Answering the 10 Biggest Questions About Containers, Microservices and Docker” (March 2018), Gartner analysts note that, “intercontainer communication needs to be monitored and secured, and traditional-host-based tools are ineffective in doing it.” Gartner goes on to advise Infrastructure and Operations leaders to follow best practices, including “Proactively detect and monitor abnormal behavior by using container granular security tools that can provide container-native and service-level views, and that can aid in the prevention of malicious application traffic.”

New capabilities available in the latest release of the StackRox Container Security Platform include:

“As Kubernetes continues its astonishing pace of adoption as the orchestrator of choice for cloud-native environments, it becomes an increasingly attractive target for attackers. Given that many organizations are still getting educated on Kubernetes security best practices, they are at increased risk for exposing their applications and data,” said Wei Lien Dang, StackRox Vice President of Product. “The StackRox mission is to deliver a platform for DevOps and Security teams alike to operationalize security for their Kubernetes and container environments. We developed our new capabilities for better visibility, richer context, and stronger enforcement — tied to our deep integrations with Kubernetes — to provide more ways to reduce the container attack surface, mitigate known vulnerabilities, and limit the impact of attacks efficiently and effectively.”

Deployed as a set of containers using Kubernetes YAML files or Helm charts, the StackRox Container Security Platform supports all Kubernetes deployment modes, including self-managed clusters; managed services such as Amazon EKS, Azure AKS, and Google GKE; and Kubernetes distributions such as Red Hat OpenShift and Docker Enterprise Edition.

These new capabilities are available in the current release of the StackRox Container Security Platform. For more information on StackRox’s focus on Kubernetes security, click here.

About StackRox

StackRox helps enterprises secure their containerized and Kubernetes environments at scale. The StackRox Container Security Platform enables security and DevOps teams to enforce their compliance and security policies across the entire container life cycle, from build to deploy to run. StackRox integrates with existing DevOps and security tools, enabling teams to quickly operationalize container and Kubernetes security. StackRox customers span cloud-native startups, Global 2000 enterprises, and government agencies. StackRox is privately held and headquartered in Mountain View, California. To learn more, visit www.stackrox.com and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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