Red Hat Is Buying StackRox

Red Hat is buying StackRox to bring powerful Kubernetes-native security capabilities to Red Hat OpenShift.

Recently, Red Hat announced a definitive agreement to acquire StackRox.  The transaction is expected to close in the quarter one of 2021. The companies did not unveil the purchase price. 

Red Hat said that by bringing StackRox’s powerful Kubernetes-native security capabilities to Red Hat OpenShift, the company will further its vision to deliver a single, holistic platform that allows users to build, deploy and securely run nearly any application across the entirety of the hybrid cloud.

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The acquisition will further expand RedHat's security leadership, adding StackRox’s complementary capabilities to strengthen integrated security across its open hybrid cloud portfolio with greater simplicity and consistency. 

Red Hat said that with StackRox, it will focus on transforming how cloud-native workloads are secured by expanding and refining Kubernetes’ native controls. The two organizations will focus on shifting security left into the container build and CI/CD phase, to offer a cohesive solution for enhanced security up and down the entire IT stack and throughout the lifecycle.

Post-acquisition also, StackRox will continue to support multiple Kubernetes platforms, including Amazon EKS, Microsoft AKS, and Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE).