Israel based Container Security services offering the company ‘Aqua Security’ has made it official that it has acquired Cloud Security Posture Management firm ‘CloudSploit’ for an undisclosed amount. The objective of the former is to step into the business of cloud security with the deal and cement its business in the cloud space.
Technically speaking, Cloud Security Management Posture (CSMP) is a new term that has come into use from the past two years. It is nothing but a word that addresses the management of cloud security which includes tracking tools to detect cloud misconfigurations that can lead data breaches.
Since Gartner is encouraging all cloud security vendors to invest in CSMP, technology companies are seen either starting their services or integrating technologies through acquisitions.
Trade analysts suggest that Aqua gathered the courage to buy CloudSploit after it attained a $62 million Series C funding taking its asset worth to $100 Million.
“The acquisition was confirmed almost two months ago, but we wanted to make it official after we devised a plan to integrate the technology into our services”, said Rani Osnat, VP of Strategy at Aqua Security.
CloudSploit is an open-source project which offers cloud security scans to find misconfigurations and cybersecurity risks to network admins. The service helps mitigate the risks in advance before it affects the production or operations of a company.
Note- Service scans of CloudSploit can be detected on platforms such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Github. Aqua Security hopes to secure containerized environments on cloud deployments by integrating its technology with CloudSploit.