On Thursday, Red Hat stated that it is acquiring container and Kubernetes-native security provider StackRox. However, both the companies didn’t share the purchase price.
The StackRox software strives to provide transparency over Kubernetes clusters by deploying components for enforcement and data collection straight into the Kubernetes cluster infrastructure. StackRox additionally offers a policy engine that incorporates hundreds of built-in controls to enforce security best practices, industry standards, and configuration management.
With the acquisition of StackRox, Red Hat stated that it will concentrate on enhancing security for cloud-native workloads by extending and enriching Kubernetes’ native controls, and moving security into the container build and CI/CD phase.
In July of the previous year, Adobe, IBM, and Red Hat announced a strategic partnership to help in boosting the digital transformation and also provide real-time data security for enterprises.
Red Hat CEO Paul Cornier stated,
Safeguarding Kubernetes workloads and infrastructure can’t be done in an unsystematic way; security should be an integrated part of each and every deployment, not a reconsideration.
Red Hat adds in StackRox’s Kubernetes-native abilities to OpenShift’s layered security strategy, advancing our ambition to introduce product-ready open innovation to each and every organization over the open hybrid cloud across IT footprints.
Red Hat stated that it has the intention to open source StackRox’s technology after the Red Hat – StackRox acquisition is closed. Besides supporting OpenShift, StackRox will continue to support several Kubernetes platforms like Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service, Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service, and Google Kubernetes Engine.
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