Aqua Security has announced that it closed $25 million in a Series B round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners with existing investors TLV Partners , Microsoft Ventures and Check Point co-founder Shlomo Kramer taking part, bringing the total investment in the virtual container company to $38.5 million.
Based in Israel and San Francisco, Aqua said its Container Security Platform enables enterprises to secure their container applications from development to production, accelerating container adoption. It added that it bridges the gap between DevOps and IT security.
“The rapid rise and convergence of DevOps, containers, and microservices-based applications is an opportunity to rethink application security,” said Dror Davidoff, CEO and co-founder of Aqua Security said in a press release. “Aqua’s success in leveraging containers to improve security provides visible customer value, and we are thrilled to have Lightspeed on board as we continue to our next phase of growth.”
Founded in 2015, Aqua said it will use the round to continue to ramp up globally to ensure it’s “Secure Once, Deploy Anywhere” Approach to Application Security for what it calls the cloud-native era can become ubiquitous despite the current complexity. It said that means working hard to become a part of various leading stacks, which is a resource intensive but worthwhile endeavor.