Aqua Launches Container Security Platform
The emerging market for application containers is a very fluid one, which is one of the reasons why Scalock is now rebranding itself as Aqua Security. After months in beta, the Aqua Container Security platform became generally available on May 18, providing another option to organizations looking to secure container deployments.
"As is sometimes the case with startups, the name we chose initially ended up not fitting what we aim to do," Amir Jerbi, co-founder and CTO of Aqua Security, told eWEEK about the name change from Scalock. "Since we're in a place where DevOps meets security, we wanted something more fluid, literally."
Aqua Security has raised a total of $4.35 million since the company was started in 2015. The container security landscape has evolved rapidly over the course of the last year, with CoreOS announcing its Clair container security technology, Docker Inc. announcing its Docker Security Scanning and Twistlock debuting its container security approach. Aqua's goal is to do more than just scan application containers looking for known vulnerabilities.
Jerbi explained that Aqua's image vulnerability scanning is like Docker's approach in that Aqua looks at all the binaries in the image, including programming language components. In contrast with Docker though, Aqua supports not only Docker registries but also Amazon ECS, CoreOS Quay, JFrog Artifactory and private registries, he said.
The newly renamed company says finding vulnerabilities in containers isn't just about looking for known issues.
"We also offer a free SaaS scanner called Peekr that lets developers scan images in public or private registries," Jerbi said. "It's something that we will continue to develop and enhance as the market evolves."