Red Hat to Acquire Kubernetes-native Security Firm StackRox

Paul Cormier, Red Hat

Paul Cormier, Red Hat

Open source solutions provider Red Hat, Inc. has announced its intent to purchase StackRox, a provider of container and Kubernetes-native security.

By bringing StackRox’s Kubernetes-native security capabilities to Kubernetes platform Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat will further expand its security offerings, adding StackRox’s complementary capabilities to bolster integrated security across its open hybrid cloud portfolio.

Securing Kubernetes workloads and infrastructure can’t be done in a piecemeal manner, said Red Hat President and CEO Paul Cormier. 

“Security must be an integrated part of every deployment, not an afterthought,” he added. “Red Hat adds StackRox’s Kubernetes-native capabilities to OpenShift’s layered security approach, furthering our mission to bring product-ready open innovation to every organization across the open hybrid cloud across IT footprints.”

Founded in 2014, StackRox has sought to reinvent enterprise security and has evolved over the past 2 years to focus on Kubernetes security, differentiating itself with a Kubernetes-native security platform. Kubernetes is the foundation of cloud-native applications, which are core to digital transformation.

“We’re thrilled to join forces with Red Hat, coupling the industry’s first Kubernetes-native security platform with the leading Kubernetes platform for hybrid cloud, multicloud, and edge deployments,” said StackRox CEO Kamal Shah.


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