StackRox Selected as Finalist for 2018 RSA Conference Innovation Sandbox Contest

StackRox recognized for helping secure containerized microservices and applications with prevention and continuous detection

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. March 20, 2018 StackRox today has been named one of 10 finalists for the 2018 RSA® Conference Innovation Sandbox Contest for its work in securing containerized, cloud-native applications for enterprises. On Monday, April 16, StackRox will present its information security technology to a panel of industry veteran judges and a live audience in a three-minute quick-pitch, competing for the coveted title of “Most Innovative Start Up” at RSA Conference 2018 in San Francisco.

RSAC Innovation Sandbox Contest is the leading platform for entrepreneurial cyber security companies to launch their ground-breaking research and innovation in front of venture capitalists, industry experts, senior level business practitioners and thought leaders. The event gives startups the kind of visibility and validation that turn into rapid growth and increased funding.

“If you look at RSAC Innovation Sandbox contestants from the last five years alone, you’ll see more than $1.38 billion in combined investments and 12 acquisitions, proving the businesses that take this stage gain exposure to the right people at the right time to launch them to success,” said Sandra Toms, vice president and curator for RSA Conferences. “The submissions this year were noticeably competitive as we received exceptional entries from across the globe. I have no doubt this year’s presentations will be a must-see at RSA Conference.”

Containerized, cloud-native applications are foundational to today’s pace of business. At the same time, they increase business risk because existing security solutions cannot protect against attacks on these new cloud-native applications.

StackRox’s distributed architecture collects and analyzes data throughout the application lifecycle to detect and thwart malicious actors. StackRox delivers continuous detection through its unique combination of distributed sensors and centralized analysis and machine learning to provide context and correlation at container speed and scale. The StackRox software works with customers’ tools and orchestrators to reduce the attack surface.

“We’re proud to have our unique approach to continuous detection recognized for its innovation as we move the security industry forward to protect cloud-native applications,” said Sameer Bhalotra, co-founder and CEO for StackRox. “We are honored to be recognized among other leading security companies for this prestigious award.”

The RSAC Innovation Sandbox Contest will begin at 1:30 p.m. PT on April 16 at the Marriott Marquis in the Yerba Buena Ballroom. Dr. Herbert (Hugh) Thompson returns to emcee the contest, and the panel of five judges includes Asheem Chandna, partner at Greylock Partners; Gerhard Eschelbeck, vice president of security and privacy engineering at Google; Niloofar Razi Howe, tech investor and entrepreneur; Patrick Heim, operating partner and chief information security officer at ClearSky; and Paul Kocher, entrepreneur, researcher and IT security expert. The winner will be announced in front of a live audience later that day at 4:30 p.m. PT.

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About StackRox

Founded in 2014, StackRox helps enterprises secure their cloud-native applications at scale from container build and deployment through runtime. StackRox enables security teams to centralize container deployment governance, visualize the container attack surface, expose malicious activity, and stop attacker activity. It combines a new security architecture, machine learning, and protective actions to disrupt attacks in real time and limit their impact. Backed by Sequoia Capital, StackRox is the choice of Global 2000 enterprises and government agencies.

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