Container-specific compliance checks in NIST 800-53 aid Federal agencies and cloud service providers seeking FedRAMP approval
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — April 21, 2020 — StackRox, the leader in container and Kubernetes security, today announced the StackRox Kubernetes Security Platform now supports continuous compliance checks for container-relevant controls in NIST 800-53. StackRox is the only container and Kubernetes security provider that offers federal government agencies and cloud service providers participating in the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) an instant snapshot of compliance with these NIST 800-53 controls.
“NIST 800-53 is a foundational compliance standard for government, and we appreciate the investment StackRox continues to make in supporting this community,” said Katie Gray, Partners, Investments at In-Q-Tel. “Incorporating these built-in checks provides yet another way for StackRox users to secure their cloud-native deployments across build, deploy, and runtime and delivers notable time savings.”
FedRAMP provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. Federal government agencies under the FedRAMP program and cloud service providers seeking authorization to join the program can now use the new StackRox compliance checks to satisfy the container-specific portions of the NIST 800-53 specification. The StackRox Kubernetes Security Platform allows these organizations to enhance their compliance posture by mapping NIST 800-53 controls to their container environments and delivering an instant snapshot of compliance status, identifying gaps, non-compliance with controls, and vulnerabilities. StackRox also provides detailed remediation information and evidence of compliance to simplify the audit process.
“Helping our government and federal agency customers simplify the process of verifying and demonstrating compliance with NIST 800-53 in their container and Kubernetes environments is just the latest example of our deep commitment to and support for this community,” said Branden Wood, director of Federal business for StackRox. “Private-sector businesses subject to FedRAMP will also benefit from these out-of-the-box compliance checks, along with our support for other key industry compliance standards.”
The StackRox Kubernetes Security Platform is also the first container and Kubernetes security platform to be certified by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for use in its Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program. As agencies continue to adopt cloud-native technologies to increase agility and accelerate application development, StackRox makes it easier for them to secure that infrastructure across build, deploy, and runtime. The StackRox Kubernetes-native approach to security enables these organizations to apply the rich context to prioritize risk and leverage native controls in Kubernetes to defend their cloud-native infrastructure from vulnerabilities and misconfigurations, apply network segmentation policies, and enable runtime incident detection and response.
In addition to NIST 800-53, StackRox ensures compliance with internal agency policies as well as external regulations and specifications, including CIS Benchmarks for Docker and Kubernetes, NIST 800-190, PCI DSS, and HIPAA.
For more information on how StackRox is helping leading federal government agencies secure their cloud-native applications on premises and in the cloud, please visit: www.stackrox.com/solutions/federal-agencies.