Rapid7, the Boston-based safety operations firm, has been making strikes into the cloud just lately and this morning it introduced that it has acquired Kubernetes safety startup Alcide for $50 million.
Because the world shifts to cloud native utilizing Kubernetes to handle containerized workloads, it’s tough making certain that the containers are configured appropriately to maintain them protected. What’s extra, Kubernetes is designed to automate the administration of containers, taking people out of the loop and making it much more crucial that the safety protocols are utilized in an automatic trend as effectively.
Brian Johnson, SVP of Cloud Safety at Rapid7 says that this requires a specialised form of safety product and that’s why his firm is shopping for Alcide. “Corporations working within the cloud want to have the ability to establish and reply to danger in actual time, and taking a look at cloud infrastructure or containers independently merely doesn’t present sufficient context to actually perceive the place you’re weak,” he defined.
“With the addition of Alcide, we might help organizations get hold of complete, unified visibility throughout their total cloud infrastructure and cloud native purposes in order that they will proceed to quickly innovate whereas nonetheless remaining safe,” he added.
In the present day’s buy builds on the corporate’s acquisition of DivvyCloud last April for $145 million. That’s virtually $200 million for the 2 firms that enable the corporate to assist defend cloud workloads in a fairy broad approach.
It’s additionally a part of an business development with various Kubernetes safety startups coming off the board within the final yr as larger firms look to reinforce their container safety chops by shopping for the expertise and expertise. This consists of VMWare nabbing Octarine final Might, Cisco getting PortShift in October and RedHat buying StackRox final month.