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The rapid emergence of modern software development initiatives, public cloud services, and cloud-native tools such as Kubernetes and containers has accelerated the seminal move towards DevOps practices. DevOps has come to reflect a culture that champions principles such as increased collaboration, shared responsibility between engineering teams that spans development and operations, removal of operational silos, and autonomous decision-making, all in the spirit of achieving greater speed and consistency. DevOps relies on methodologies that leverage automation, continuous integration and delivery, and treating infrastructure and application components as immutable.
I’m very pleased to announce the launch of StackRox’s EMEA business, with my new role as vice president, international. Why StackRox, why now? Having spent the first half of my career evangelising the Cloud and the second half Cyber Security, I’m super excited to help cloud-native companies to secure and accelerate their business transformation and DevOps initiatives with StackRox. The boom of cloud-native start-ups here in London and across Europe has been largely assisted by the massive adoption of containers and Kubernetes - StackRox is building here at the right time to help enable this digital wave.
Today we shared the news that StackRox supports the Anthos platform (download joint solution brief), extending the reach of our hybrid and multicloud security approach. Anthos and the StackRox Kubernetes Security Platform share a lot of common principles in delivering consistency across different environments – enabling both the infrastructure itself as well as the security policies and controls to bridge these worlds makes for a powerful combination. Hybrid and multicloud adoption are on the rise, as demonstrated in StackRox research and other reports.
Right on the heels of our recent news announcing new security controls, today we at StackRox unveiled the latest update to the StackRox Kubernetes Security Platform. In this release, we’re supporting additional container operating systems and image registries, simplifying deployment with availability on cloud marketplaces, adding native integrations with SIEM and incident management platforms, and supporting the Istio service mesh. As with so many of our innovations, StackRox customers spurred many of these capabilities.
Since day one at StackRox, three years ago, we’ve made it a point to meet regularly with CISOs from top banks and other global 2000 companies. The focus of these discussions was on how we might expedite the adoption of containers, and improve the process of maintaining better security and regulatory compliance. Over the course of these many conversations, I’ve found that there are some important ideas worth sharing broadly, though they’re likely most interesting to IT and security leaders in the financial world, where both competitive and regulatory pressures are very high.
By now, details of the massive Equifax breach that saw 143 million personal records compromised has made its way around the global news, as well as the broader security and enterprise IT communities. Within these circles, you can bet that anyone responsible for resolving application vulnerabilities is worried about becoming the next headline. There’s little argument that patching applications is a big deal; both in terms of criticality to the organization’s security posture, and in terms of the onerous process it can be when performed in traditional application environments.