Red Hat to acquire container security company StackRox

Open-source software developer Red Hat has announced plans to acquire container and Kubernetes threat detection company StackRox. Red Hat said it will use the deal to integrate StackRox’s security software to its OpenShift platform to make container workloads more secure.

Founded in 2014, StackRox offers a cloud-based platform that offers continuous threat detection for cloud-native applications, containers, serverless computing and Kubernetes.

Commenting on the deal, Paul Cormier, Red Hat CEO, said: “Securing Kubernetes workloads and infrastructure cannot be done in a piecemeal manner; security must be an integrated part of every deployment, not an afterthought. Red Hat adds StackRox’s Kubernetes-native capabilities to OpenShift’s layered security approach, furthering our mission to bring product-ready open innovation to every organization across the open hybrid cloud across IT footprints.”

The financial terms of the deal were undisclosed.