Cloud Security Company Qualys acquires Layered Insight

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Foster City, Calif-based Cloud Security specialist ‘Qualys’ has made it official that it is going to acquire ‘Layered Insight’ technologies to help secure container related applications on its cloud platform.

As Pleasanton based Layered Insight offers deeper visibility into applications running inside containers, Qualys wants to use those capabilities to help its users set policies, automate enforcement and detect data breaches during runtime- a feature available in serverless containers offered by other companies such as Amazon Fargate and Microsoft Azure Container Instances.

 “The acquisition will help us integrate the Layered Insight abilities such as to automatically correlate deep runtime behavioral analysis with Qualys Threat Protection capabilities to help offer DevOps teams unmatched runtime application protection without much of the container management complexity”, said Qualys in a statement.

Qualys Container Security solutions in combination with Layered Security technology is said to offer customers features like coverage of inventory, vulnerability management and compliance along with runtime visibility and protection capabilities from building to deployment stages across various cloud environments.

As per the details available to our Cybersecurity Insiders, employees of Layered Insight will join the cloud security vendor’s employee count from this month. This includes Asif Awan the CTO of Container Security and John Kinsella, VP Engineering, Container Security- Layered Security.

News is out that Qualys will complete the integration of Layered Insight solutions into its cloud platform by the second half of 2019.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cyber Security Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security