Aqua Security funds US$25million in container security space

Aqua Security announced today its US$25million in Series B funding – the “largest” funding to date in container security space.

The investment enables Aqua to capitalise on the strong demand for its cloud-native container security platform and cement its leadership position as the security solution of choice, led by Lightspeed Venture Partners.

Existing investors such as Microsoft Ventures, TLV Ventures and Shlomo Kramer also participated, bringing the total investment in Aqua to US$38.5 million.

“The rapid rise and convergence of DevOps, containers, and microservices-based applications is an opportunity to rethink application security,” said Chris Schaepe, Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners. “Aqua’s success in leveraging containers to improve security provides visible customer value, as evident from the impressive customer adoption that the team at Aqua achieved in a very short time.”

Integrating early into container development, the Aqua Container Security Platform delivers an advanced security solution for containerised environments, supporting Linux and Windows containers, multiple orchestration environments, on-premises deployments as well as AWS, Azure, GCP, and other public clouds.

Aqua then uses a combination of intelligent defaults, machine learning, and threat research to provide full life cycle security for container-based applications.

“We are thrilled to have Lightspeed on board for our next phase of growth,” said Dror Davidoff, CEO and co-founder at Aqua Security. “This investment is a huge vote of confidence in Aqua’s market leadership, vision, and execution. We look forward to fast–tracking our product development and global market presence as we continue on our quest to provide better, seamless application security for the cloud-native era.”

Gartner noted “a complete strategy for container security must cover the entire life cycle of containers from creation into production and then back into development again for updates, patches and modifications — container life cycle protection.”

Written by Leah Alger