StackRox, the leader in security for containerized cloud-native applications, announced today that it has secured $25 million in Series B funding. This funding round is being led by Redpoint Ventures and includes follow-on investments from Sequoia Capital and Amplify Partners. StackRox delivers the industry’s only solution that offers continuous detection for applications running on container technologies, including Docker and Kubernetes. Proceeds from the investment will be used to accelerate the company’s product development and release schedule and to support expanded go-to-market programs, including the hiring of new sales and marketing executives to facilitate the company’s next stage of growth.

Designed to help enterprises running containerized applications with governance, detection, and response to security threats, StackRox software secures containerized applications from deployment to runtime. It enables security teams to apply and manage policies, and the software leverages the power and flexibility of the Rox Engine to automatically detect and correlate threat behavior. StackRox monitors events over time and applies its Adversarial Intent Model to “connect the dots,” alert IT organizations of potential threats across the attack life cycle, and take action to stop and contain attacks.

Built with DevOps and cloud computing environments in mind, the StackRox security architecture combines distributed collection and centralized event correlation as well as analysis with machine learning to identify and stop malicious activity. It includes:

  • StackRox Prevent – to minimize the attack surface, centralize governance, and rank-order risks for container environments
  • StackRox Detect and Respond – to monitor activities in runtime, pinpoint attack tactics, and disrupt and stop attacks

Sameer Bhalotra, StackRox CEO and former Senior Director for Cybersecurity at the White House, and Ali Golshan, StackRox CTO and former co-founder and CTO of Cyphort, formed StackRox together. They created the company to secure high-velocity, distributed container environments that cannot be protected with traditional enterprise security solutions.

StackRox collaborates with a number of research and governmental organizations to more deeply understand the attack surface containerized environments present. StackRox counts Google as one of its key partners, and customers already using the StackRox platform include City National Bank, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other government agencies, and Global 2000 companies in the finance, media and technology sectors.

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