|The Aqua Container Security Platform gives organisations total control over the security and compliance posture of software containers|
Aqua Security™ (formerly named Scalock) today announced the company’s formal launch and General Availability of the Aqua Container Security Platform, the industry’s most comprehensive solution for securing containerised environments. The Aqua Container Security Platform provides organisations with full control over the security and compliance posture of software containers at all times, enabling them to reap the agility, flexibility and efficiency benefits container-based application architectures provide.
Challenges posed by containers
“Containers bring tremendous benefits to the efficiency and speed of application development and delivery, but they also present new challenges in security,” said Raffi Margaliot, SVP & General Manager, Application Delivery Management, Hewlett Packard Enterprise. “With Aqua's Container Security Platform we can help our customers automate and improve their container security and compliance posture, control user access and monitor usage in real-time – all via a fully automated, integrated solution.”
"Containers bring tremendous
“I’m extremely excited about Aqua. Software containers are taking the enterprise IT world by storm, but they present new security and control gaps that cannot be addressed using existing approaches and tools,” said Shlomo Kramer, Aqua Security founding investor. “Aqua’s container security platform provides granular, context-aware container security while automating the entire process, allowing enterprises to focus on deploying and running applications.”
Container-based development strategy
Aqua was co-founded by CEO Dror Davidoff, former McAfee/Intel security, and by CTO Amir Jerbi, former Chief Architect of CA Technologies Security business unit, with more than 14 patents to his name. Aqua’s launch follows the completion of an extended beta programme comprised of more than a dozen enterprise customers, the majority of them Fortune 500 companies, reluctant to move forward on a container-based development strategy without appropriate security measures in place.
Aqua's comprehensive security solution
The Aqua Container Security Platform delivers the most comprehensive security solution built for containerised environments, supporting Docker and Windows containers, and available for on-premises deployment. Providing development-to-production container lifecycle protection, its key features include:
- Image assurance that includes both passive as well as active scanning, and continuously assures images integrity and enforces correct use.
- Fine-grained, role-based user access control that limits user access and type of access to specific containers, hosts, and applications.
- Full visibility, monitoring and audit trail for container activity, user access and host configuration changes.
- Automated security policies that provide an optimal security wrapper for containers and does not require manual intervention.
- Runtime protection that includes both real-time detection as well as prevention when container behavior breaks policy.
- Integrations with a variety of image registries, CI/CD tools, SIEM and analytics tools.
“At Aqua our goal is to provide a truly immersive security ‘envelope’ for containers, providing multiple layers that protect containers from multiple risks,” said Dror Davidoff, Co-founder and CEO, Aqua Security. “By providing a fully automated solution, we bridge the gap between DevOps and IT security, enabling container adoption while providing the necessary oversight and security policy enforcement that enterprises require.”