Redpoint Ventures has deep expertise in recognizing seed, early- and growth-stage startups that are poised to create new markets or redefine existing ones. Redpoint’s partnership with the founders of StackRox builds on the firm’s early investments in next-generation developer infrastructure and tooling, as well as its ongoing partnership with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, exemplifying Redpoint’s vision for support of enabling development technologies with complementary security technologies.

“Along with enabling this new developer landscape, we recognized the criticality of securing it,” said Tomasz Tunguz, general partner at Redpoint Ventures. “At a time when most companies are building commodity scanning technology, StackRox has focused its sophisticated team on solving the problem of continuous detection in containerized environments. The innovation of its Rox Engine in identifying adversarial intent and stopping attacks early in their life cycle will enable companies to reap the benefits of containerized development while protecting the business.”

New sales and marketing executives

To drive acceleration of its go-to-market initiatives, StackRox has grown its leadership ranks in sales and marketing. TJ Cooley, a seasoned enterprise sales executive who has served in senior positions at Tanium, VMware and Citrix, has joined as Vice President of Sales. Michelle McLean, who has held senior marketing roles at ScaleArc, Silver Spring Networks, ConSentry Networks, Peribit Networks, and Trapeze Networks, as well as serving as an analyst at META Group, joins StackRox as the company’s first vice president of marketing.

“TJ and Michelle bring deep experience, energy and industry insights to the entire StackRox community,” commented Bhalotra. “They are already making great contributions to our team and will be integral to our next phase of growth.”

Product updates

Headed into the industry’s largest trade show, the RSA Conference, next week, StackRox is pleased to announce general availability of its Prevent product. Prevent enables security teams to apply centralized governance over their organizations’ container deployments, inventorying and stack-ranking the risk of those environments. The company is also announcing an updated version of its flagship Detect and Respond solution, with faster performance, increased scalability, and improved detection capabilities.

StackRox will be highlighting the power of these pioneering solutions and its Adversarial Intent Model during its Innovation Sandbox Top 10 Finalist presentation on April 16, 2018, along with many other public presentations.