Aqua Security Announces $9M in Funding by Microsoft

Date 2016/9/27 8:25:42 | Topic: Company News

Aqua Security, the platform provider for securing virtual container applications, has announced it has secured US$9 million in Series A funding, led by Microsoft Ventures. Cybersecurity luminary and investor Shlomo Kramer will be joining Aqua's Board of Directors. Aqua's seed investors TLV Partners and Mr. Kramer also participated in this round of funding, bringing Aqua's total investment to date to US$13.5 million.
"Containers are revolutionizing application development and delivery, driving new levels of innovation and developer agility," said Mony Hassid, General Manager and Managing Director, Microsoft Ventures. "Aqua's comprehensive security platform for containers enables enterprises to accelerate adoption on both private and public clouds. We are delighted to support Aqua's journey to success in this fast growing market."

Aqua was founded in late 2015, and launched its platform for general availability in May 2016. In a short period, the company achieved significant growth and customer adoption. Fortune 500 customers in the financial services, technology, retail and online services sectors are already using the Aqua platform to secure production environments and embed security into their container development and delivery cycle. The company plans to double its staff by mid-2017.

The Aqua Container Security Platform delivers an advanced security solution for containerized environments, supporting Docker on both Windows and Linux, and available for on-premises deployment or on Azure, AWS and Google clouds. It provides development-to-production container lifecycle protection by combining smart default security profiles, behavioral analytics, and in-house cybersecurity research to create a comprehensive security and compliance envelope.



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