Red Hat to buy Kubernetes security firm StackRox

Red Hat has agreed to acquire StackRox, a leader in container and Kubernetes-native security.
Red Hat for business technologyIBM-owned Red Hat aims to bring StackRox’s Kubernetes-native security capabilities to Red Hat’s Kubernetes platform called OpenShift.

The acquisition will enable Red Hat to expand its security leadership, adding StackRox’s capabilities to strengthen integrated security across its open hybrid cloud portfolio with simplicity and consistency.

In addition, the acquisition of StackRox will enable Red Hat to focus on transforming how cloud-native workloads are secured by expanding and refining Kubernetes’ native controls, as well as shifting security left into the container build and CI/CD phase, to provide a cohesive solution for enhanced security up and down the entire IT stack and throughout the lifecycle.

“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,” Paul Cormier, president and CEO, Red Hat, said.