We’re excited to share the news today that we’ve entered into a technology development and strategic investment agreement with In-Q-Tel (IQT).
For nearly 20 years, IQT has been critical to driving cutting-edge technology into the U.S. Intelligence Community. The not-for-profit investor identifies innovative security startups and connects them with U.S. government agencies chartered with keeping the United States safe. In choosing to partner with StackRox, IQT has signaled the criticality of containers in driving application innovation today and the advanced security StackRox provides for these environments.
The StackRox Container Security Platform protects containerized applications across their entire life cycle. The software discovers the full container environment, ensures assets adhere to an organization’s security policies, and identifies and stops malicious actors. The platform is also the first integrated, full life cycle solution for container security that incorporates a feedback loop between the different life cycle phases. Leveraging this information enables the StackRox platform to provide continuous improvement in security.
“The StackRox platform provides a fundamentally different approach to secure containers across their life cycle, from build to runtime, which will help protect our Intelligence Community partners against emerging container-based threats,” George Hoyem, Managing Partner, Investments at IQT. “Given the increasing use of containers and microservices in our community, this technology is crucial for securing critical IT infrastructure without slowing innovation.”
Many StackRox team members have deep roots in the U.S. Intelligence Community – it brings our whole team a lot of pride and excitement to join the prestigious IQT portfolio, and we look forward to innovating together to bring ever stronger solutions to our nation’s intelligence agencies.