Red Hat has announced its intent to acquire StackRox, an innovator in container and Kubernetes-native security. This acquisition will bring enterprise Kubernetes platform Red Hat OpenShift and StackRox’s powerful Kubernetes-native security capabilities together.
To further the single, holistic platform
Red Hat will further its vision to deliver a single, holistic platform that enables users to build, deploy and securely run nearly any application across the entirety of the hybrid cloud.
Paul Cormier, president and CEO of Red Hat talked about the acquisition, saying,
“Securing Kubernetes workloads and infrastructure cannot be done in a piecemeal manner; security must be an integrated part of every deployment, not an afterthought. Red Hat adds StackRox’s Kubernetes-native capabilities to OpenShift’s layered security approach, furthering our mission to bring product-ready open innovation to every organization across the open hybrid cloud across IT footprints.”
According to Gartner, container usage for production deployments in enterprises is still constrained by concerns regarding security, monitoring, data management and networking. Therefore, organizations need solutions that lay a secure foundation for modern workloads.
With this acquisition, Red Hat will further its security solutions, adding StackRox’s complementary capabilities to strengthen integrated security across its open hybrid cloud portfolio with greater simplicity and consistency.
Founded in 2014, StackRox was created with the goal of reinventing enterprise security and has evolved over the past two years to focus on Kubernetes security. In addition to Red Hat OpenShift, StackRox will continue to support multiple Kubernetes platforms, including Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS), Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), and Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE).