Aqua Security News

Aqua Security announces the release of the new Aqua unified cloud native security platform

Aqua Security, the pure-play cloud-native security solutions company, has announced the availability of its new Aqua Platform, with a unified console to ease the journey from scanning and visibility to workload protection in cloud-native environments. Aqua Platform The new Aqua platform reduces administrative burden and allows security teams to start with scanning and cloud security posture management (CSPM) capabilities, then add in sandboxing capabilities and workload protection as needed. T...

Aqua Security announces the acquisition of tfsec open source security scanner for their Trivy vulnerability scanner

Aqua Security, the pure-play cloud native security provider, announces the acquisition of tfsec, an open source security scanner for Infrastructure as Code (IaC). The acquisition brings an immediate integration of tfsec into Aqua Trivy, adding IaC security scanning capabilities, with additional Aqua platform integrations planned later this year. Tfsec’s co-founders will join Aqua following the acquisition. Essential security capabilities “Tfsec is the known leader in Terraform cod...

GitLab chooses Aqua Security’s Aqua Trivy as the new official default container scanner

Aqua Security, the pure-play cloud native security solutions provider, has announced that Aqua Trivy is now the default scanner for GitLab Auto DevOps. Customers can now automatically scan the GitLab CI pipeline for OS package vulnerabilities. This change will take place as part of GitLab’s 14.0 release and is based on the results of a publicly available solution comparison and research process. Aqua Trivy open source scanner “One of the primary reasons behind the default scanner...

Aqua Security publishes a new research on continued rise in cyberattacks targeting container infrastructure

Aqua Security, the pure-play cloud-native security pioneer, publishes new research from Team Nautilus revealing a continued rise in cyberattacks targeting container infrastructure and supply chains, and showing that it can now take less than one hour to exploit vulnerable container infrastructure. The ‘Cloud Native Threat Report: Attacks in the Wild on Container Infrastructure’ provides a detailed analysis of how bad actors are getting better at hiding their increasingly sophisticat...

Darkbit Founders, Brad Geesaman and Josh Larsen join Aqua Security to strengthen the company’s cloud native security expertise

Aqua Security, the pure-play cloud native security solutions provider, has announced the appointment of Darkbit Co-Founders, Brad Geesaman and Josh Larsen to the Aqua team. Brad Geesaman will serve as the Director of Cloud Security and Josh Larsen as the Director of Cloud Product at Aqua Security. Their expertise will be leveraged to further strengthen Aqua’s Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) solution and Kubernetes offerings. Cyber and information security experts Geesaman and L...

Aqua Security’s research report states 90% companies vulnerable to security breaches due to cloud misconfigurations

Aqua Security, the pure-play cloud native security solutions company, has published new research from Team Nautilus revealing that a significant majority of companies that move to multi-cloud environments are not properly configuring their cloud-based services. According to the new findings from Aqua Security’s ‘2021 Cloud Security Report: Cloud Configuration Risks Exposed’, these misconfigurations, for example leaving bucket or blog storage open, can open companies up to crit...

Aqua Security announces that their cloud native security platform protects VM workloads on Arm powered devices

Aqua Security, a pure-play cloud native security pioneer, announces that its cloud native security platform now protects containers and Virtual Machine (VM) workloads at runtime on Arm®-powered devices. This enables Aqua customers to take advantage of the high density and cost-effectiveness provided by Arm-powered hosts and devices across cloud infrastructure, edge and IoT platforms, including the new AWS Graviton2 instances from Amazon Web Services (AWS). As the number of Arm-powered servi...

Aqua Security announces US$ 135 million in Series E funding to drive cloud native platforms

Aqua Security, the pure-play cloud native security solutions provider, has announced the completion of US$ 135 million in Series E funding, led by ION Crossover Partners, putting the company’s valuation in excess of US$ 1 billion. Investment funding The funding round included broad participation from Aqua Security’s existing investors, including M12 – Microsoft’s venture fund, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Insight Partners, TLV Partners, Greenspring Associates, and Acrew...

Aqua Security announces security and compliance certifications

Aqua Security, the pure-play cloud-native security front-runner, announced that it has achieved both ISO 27001 and SOC Type II certifications. These certifications demonstrate Aqua’s adherence to the highest operational standards for security controls and information management across company functions and the readiness of its SaaS offerings to serve enterprise-grade customers. “As the DevOps movement transforms the way we think about information safety, it’s critical for secu...

Aqua Security announces advanced Kubernetes security solution

New Kubernetes security posture management (KSPM) and agentless runtime protection empower organisations to defend K8s-based applications against multiple threats Aqua Security announced a suite of new Kubernetes-native security capabilities, providing a holistic approach to securing applications that run on Kubernetes across the development, deployment, and runtime phases of the application lifecycle. The company also announced significant new features in its Cloud Security Posture Management...

Aqua Security announces availability of Trivy GitHub action to make security easier for everyone

Aqua Security, the pure-play cloud native security pioneer, announces that Aqua’s open source Trivy vulnerability scanner is now available as an Aqua Security Trivy GitHub Action. The action integrates with GitHub code scanning so developers can build container image scanning into their GitHub Actions workflow to find and eliminate vulnerabilities before they reach production. “Code scanning was purpose-built with extensibility in mind,” said John Leon, VP of Business Developm...

Aqua Security research report shares an increase in organised attacks on Cloud Native Infrastructure and Software supply chain

Aqua Security, the pure-play cloud native security provider, released a new threat report by Team Nautilus, Aqua’s cybersecurity research team, that reveals a growing, organised and increasingly sophisticated pattern of attacks on cloud native infrastructure. While most attacks were aimed at abusing public cloud compute resources for cryptocurrency mining, the methods used open the door for higher-value targets that leverage security gaps in container software supply chains and runtime env...