With StackRox, Red Hat empowers its customers to more securely build, commission and run applications in the open hybrid cloud.
Red Hat, the world leader in open source solutions, announced plans to acquire StackRox, a container and Kubernetes native security leader and innovator. With the addition of StackRox’s powerful Kubernetes native security features to Red Hat OpenShift, the industry-leading enterprise Kubernetes platform, Red Hat is an important step forward in the vision of providing a single, holistic platform that enables customers to build, deploy and safely run virtually all applications across the hybrid cloud. will throw
Kubernetes, one of the fastest growing open source projects, forms the basis of cloud native applications that are at the center of digital transformation in industries. The use of containers and Kubernetes in production environments is increasing, but challenges remain. According to Gartner, “Concerns in the areas of security, imaging, data management and networking prevent companies from using the container in their production-related commissioning.”
Solutions that provide a secure foundation for modern workloads help companies alleviate these concerns.
Container security is also Linux security. Red Hat, which has long been a leader in enterprise open source solutions, sets new standards to protect cloud native environments today, when it started with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Built on this foundation, OpenShift uses a layered approach to protect containers and integrates security into all phases of the lifecycle, from container creation and commissioning to use in mission-critical environments.
With this acquisition, Red Hat will add complementary features of StackRox and further its security leadership to strengthen integrated security across its open hybrid cloud portfolio by making it easier and more consistent. With StackRox, Red Hat will focus on improving the way cloud native workloads are protected. It will also provide a comprehensive solution for enhanced security across the entire IT stack and age cycles by protecting container building and CI / CD processes.
Founded in 2014, StackRox was operating on a mission to reinvent corporate security and has focused on Kubernetes security for the past two years. Unlike first-generation container security platforms, which usually consist of container-centric products, StackRox distinguishes itself with the Kubernetes native security platform. In this way, institutions can more easily control and apply the principles. Using the same declarative approach as Kubernetes for scaling applications, the solution continues to maintain the necessary security.
StackRox software provides visibility across all Kubernetes clusters by deploying components directly to Kubernetes cluster infrastructure for application and deep data collection, reducing the time and effort required to implement security, and simplifying security analysis, investigation and remediation. The SackRox policy engine has hundreds of built-in controls to implement security best practices, industry standards such as CIS Benchmarks and NIST, and containers, Kubernetes, and runtime protection.
In addition to Red Hat OpenShift, StackRox will continue to support many Kubernetes platforms such as Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS), Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE).
StackRox also helps simplify DevSecOps by integrating directly into the application data pipeline and with the customer’s existing recording, visual scanning, and CI / CD tools, making cloud native environments fundamentally more secure. In October 2020, StackRox launched the open source project KubeLinter, which analyzes Kubernetes YAML files and Helm schemas for correct configuration, with a focus on production readiness and security earlier in the development process.
Red Hat will turn StackRox’s technologies into open source post-purchase in line with its open source legacy. Red Hat will continue to support the KubeLinter community and new communities while working to turn StackRox’s products and services into open source.
The acquisition process is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2021. The process is subject to traditional closing conditions.
“Securing Kubernetes workloads and infrastructure is not something to be done gradually,” said Paul Cormier, President and CEO of Red Hat. Security should be an integral part of commissioning, not an afterthought. As Red Hat, we will go further in our goal of bringing production-ready open innovation to the entire IT footprint over the open hybrid cloud by adding Kubernetes native features of StackRox to OpenShift’s layered security approach. ”
StackRox CEO Kamal Shah said, “We