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StackRox Announces Strategic Investment and Technology Development Agreement with In-Q-Tel (IQT)


a leader in security for containerized, cloud-native applications, today
announced a strategic investment and technology development agreement
with In-Q-Tel
(IQT), the independent, not-for-profit strategic investor that
identifies and accelerates the development and delivery of innovative
technology solutions to support the mission of U.S. government agencies.

The StackRox Container Security Platform protects containerized
applications across their life cycle. The software discovers the entire
container environment, ensures assets adhere to an organization's
security policies, and identifies and stops malicious actors. The
platform is the first integrated, full life cycle solution for container
security that incorporates a feedback loop between the different life
cycle phases. Leveraging this information enables the StackRox platform
to provide continuous improvement in security.

"The StackRox platform uses a fundamentally different approach to secure
containers across their life cycle, from build to runtime, which will
help protect our Intelligence Community partners against emerging
container-based threats," said George Hoyem, Managing Partner,
Investments at IQT. "Given the increasing use of containers and
microservices in our community, this technology is crucial for securing
critical IT infrastructure without slowing innovation."

The StackRox container security platform lets organizations:

  • Reduce the attack surface: StackRox enforces service-centric
    deployment policies on vulnerabilities and configurations in images,
    running containers, container runtime, and orchestrator settings to
    mandate fixes during the build phase.
  • Profile runtime risk: StackRox prioritizes the most critical container
    security issues to address, using a broad set of factors including
    orchestrator settings, network segmentation policies, secrets,
    container configuration, and other metrics to profile risk.
  • Detect and respond to threats: StackRox leverages continuous machine
    learning to adapt its understanding of your container environment and
    avoid false positives and false negatives, and organizations can also
    select response options such as integrating alerts with existing
    security tools and killing containers.

"We're excited to launch this partnership with IQT," said Ali Golshan,
CEO and co-founder of StackRox. "As in the commercial sector, the
Intelligence Community relies on containers to increase efficiency and
pace of innovation. IQT's deep roots in and broad access to government
agencies provides the perfect entrée for the StackRox platform to help
secure those critical container environments."

About In-Q-Tel

In-Q-Tel (IQT) is the not-for-profit strategic investor that accelerates
the development and delivery of cutting-edge technologies to U.S.
government agencies that keep our nation safe. IQT was established in
1999 with a distinct mission: to identify and partner with startup
companies developing innovative technologies that protect and preserve
our nation's security. Visit
for more information.

About StackRox

StackRox helps organizations secure their containerized, cloud-native
applications at scale. The StackRox Container Security Platform enables
security teams to discover the full container environment and ensure
they adhere to security policies, and it detects and stops malicious
activity. The platform incorporates a feedback loop between the
different container life cycle phases, enabling continuous improvement
in security. StackRox customers span Global 2000 enterprises, including
in financial services, technology, and E-Commerce industries, as well as
government agencies. StackRox is privately held and headquartered in
Mountain View, California, with 100% of its R&D based in the United
States. To learn more, visit
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