Aqua Security has announced that it closed $9 million in a Series A round led by Microsoft Ventures with participation from existing seed investors TLV Partners and Check Point co-founder Shlomo Kramer, bringing the total investment in the secure virtual container company to $13.5 million.
Based in Israel and San Francisco, Aqua said its Container Security Platform delivers full visibility into container activity to allow organizations to detect and prevent suspicious activity and attacks in real time. It said it does this by combining smart default security profiles, behavioral analytics, and in-house cybersecurity research to create a comprehensive security and compliance envelope.
Kramer, who will joining Aqua’s board of directors, said: “Aqua’s amazing progress in bringing its platform to market and growing its customer base are indicative of how rapidly containers are being adopted by enterprises, and of the need for a new security approach for this new stack.”
Founded in 2015, Aqua said it would use the funds to expand – noting that it planned to double its staff in 2017.

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