Tenable Network Security, Inc. announced today it has acquired FlawCheck, a small San Francisco-based firm specializing in vulnerability scanning for Docker containers and DevOps processes.
The deal is the first acquisition for Tenable, who rasised $250 million in venture capital last year. Financial terms were not disclosed.
“Information technology is undergoing a profound change due to DevOps, containers and the mass migration of operations and infrastructure to the cloud,” said Renaud Deraison, chief technology officer and co-founder, Tenable Network Security. “Tenable understands that next-generation technologies bring with them a range of new security challenges, which is why we are accelerating our investment in this area.”
Founded by Anthony Bettini and Sasan Padidar FlawCheck helps organizations scan container images for vulnerabilities, malware and other risks. The product provides vulnerability and malware detection, along with continuous monitoring, for Docker containers, integrating with the continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) systems that build container images to ensure every container reaching production is secure and compliant with enterprise policy.
“Containers are changing the software development and deployment process, but many organizations don’t have a way to properly maintain and secure them,” said Bettini. “FlawCheck scans containers early in the software development lifecycle to make it easier and safer to deploy them in production, and then continuously monitors them for vulnerabilities and malware. By seamlessly incorporating FlawCheck into their development and deployment processes, enterprises gain visibility into the hidden security risks present in containers, enabling fast remediation without slowing innovation cycles.”
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