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StackRox Wins In-Q-Tel  R&D Backing

September 05, 2018-

StackRox has landed a strategic investment and technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel (IQT), the independent, not-for-profit strategic investor that identifies and accelerates the development and delivery of innovative technology solutions to support the mission of U.S. government agencies.

The StackRox Container Security Platform protects containerized applications across their life cycle. The software discovers the entire container environment, ensures assets adhere to an organization’s security policies, and identifies and stops malicious actors. The platform is the first integrated, full life cycle solution for container security that incorporates a feedback loop between the different life cycle phases. Leveraging this information enables the StackRox platform to provide continuous improvement in security.

“The StackRox platform uses a fundamentally different approach to secure containers across their life cycle, from build to runtime, which will help protect our Intelligence Community partners against emerging container-based threats,” said George Hoyem, Managing Partner, Investments at IQT. “Given the increasing use of containers and microservices in our community, this technology is crucial for securing critical IT infrastructure without slowing innovation.”

The StackRox container security platform lets organizations:

• Reduce the attack surface: StackRox enforces service-centric deployment policies on vulnerabilities and configurations in images, running containers, container runtime, and orchestrator settings to mandate fixes during the build phase.

• Profile runtime risk: StackRox prioritizes the most critical container security issues to address, using a broad set of factors including orchestrator settings, network segmentation policies, secrets, container configuration, and other metrics to profile risk.

• Detect and respond to threats: StackRox leverages continuous machine learning to adapt its understanding of your container environment and avoid false positives and false negatives, and organizations can also select response options such as integrating alerts with existing security tools and killing containers.

“We’re excited to launch this partnership with IQT,” said Ali Golshan, CEO and co-founder of StackRox. “As in the commercial sector, the Intelligence Community relies on containers to increase efficiency and pace of innovation. IQT’s deep roots in and broad access to government agencies provides the perfect entrée for the StackRox platform to help secure those critical container environments.”

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