Integrates with Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services to Automate Container Image Vulnerability Scanning
Tel Aviv, Israel – 27 October 2016, Aqua Security, the leading platform provider for securing virtual container applications, today announced support for Windows Server 2016 containers as well as integration with Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS). These latest additions to Aqua’s Container Security Platform make it the first true multi-OS container security solution.
“Aqua’s support for Windows Server 2016 and integration with VSTS enables our customers to natively develop and run Windows containers to deploy inherently secure applications that evolve their businesses at cloud speed,” said Amir Jerbi, CTO and co-founder, Aqua Security. “As Microsoft users begin to adopt containers on a large scale, we will continue to provide native cross-platform support.”
Previewed by Amir Jerbi in a talk at Microsoft Ignite last month, the Aqua Container Security Platform (CSP) now provides the same automated security controls for containers running natively on Windows as it does for Linux containers. Key functionality includes:
- Image assurance that prevents running vulnerable images and tracks image use throughout the lifecycle.
- Runtime security that utilizes multiple layers of defense, starting with least-privilege defaults that are then enhanced using behavioral analytics to whitelist good behavior and prevent anomalous behavior.
- Cyber intelligence that provides protection against various attack vectors
- Granular access control that prevents unauthorized access by users
Aqua also announced today that its image vulnerability scanning is now available in the Visual Studio Marketplace and integrated with Visual Studio Team Services. VSTS users can use Aqua to scan container images for vulnerabilities during the build process. Users can create policies determining how to act on the results of the scan – for example, they can set thresholds for vulnerability scores that will fail the build. With this integration, VSTS users can easily automate security into their image build process.
Aqua’s image scanner for VSTS is available at https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=aquasec.aquasec).
With its security platform now offering both runtime security for Windows containers and a secure development process via VSTS, Aqua now makes it possible for enterprises who rely on Microsoft Windows infrastructure to accelerate their adoption of container technology while improving application security and compliance.
About Aqua Security
Aqua Security enables enterprises to secure their virtual container environments from development to production, accelerating container adoption and bridging the gap between DevOps and IT security. Aqua’s Container Security Platform provides full visibility into container activity, allowing organizations to detect and prevent suspicious activity and attacks in real time. Integrated with container lifecycle and orchestration tools, the Aqua platform provides transparent, automated security while helping to enforce policy and simplify regulatory compliance. Aqua was founded in 2015 and is backed by TLV Partners, Microsoft Ventures, and IT security leaders, and is based in Israel and San Francisco, CA. For more information, visit www.aquasec.com or follow us on twitter.com/AquaSecTeam.