Red Hat has announced it has closed the transaction to acquire the container and Kubernetes-native security provider, StackRox. Kubernetes, one of the fastest-growing open-source projects, is the bedrock of cloud-native applications, which are crucial to the digital transformation that is happening across industries. By bringing StackRox’s Kubernetes-native security functionality to Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat will extend its vision to provide a single, holistic platform that enables users to build, deploy, and securely run almost any application across the entirety of the hybrid cloud.
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StackRox’s software provides visibility and consistency across all Kubernetes clusters. This functionality helps to reduce the time and effort necessary to implement security while streamlining security analysis, investigation, and remediation. Additionally, StackRox simplifies DevSecOps, and by integrating this technology into Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat aims to enable users to enhance cloud-native application security across every IT footprint.
In a blog post, Ashesh Badani, senior vice president of Cloud Platforms at Red Hat, wrote, “over the past several years we have paid close attention to how our customers are securing their workloads, as well as the growing importance of GitOps to organizations. Both of these have reinforced how critically important it is for security to “shift left” — integrated within every part of the development and deployment lifecycle and not treated as an afterthought. With StackRox, we will be working to add security into container build and CI/CD processes. This helps to more efficiently identify and address issues earlier in the development cycle while providing more cohesive security up and down the entire IT stack and throughout the application cycle.”
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