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Container Security Firm Aqua Raises $62 Million

Aqua Security, a company that specializes in protecting container-based applications, on Wednesday announced that it raised $62 million in a Series C funding round.

The latest funding round, which brings the total raised by Aqua Security to over $100 million, was led by Insight Partners, with participation from existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Microsoft’s M12 venture fund, TLV Partners, and Shlomo Kramer.

Aqua Security“As the cloud native technology stack is still very dynamic, we will be investing in both functional innovation and support for emerging platforms,” Dror Davidoff, CEO and co-founder of Aqua Security, told SecurityWeek. “Additionally, we see the market accelerating and, in response, will continue to scale out our field infrastructure on a global basis, focusing on sales and customer success. Lastly, Aqua will expand investments in market development, both direct and through our growing partners program.”

With headquarters in Israel and the United States, Aqua Security provides a platform designed to help organizations secure cloud native, container-based and serverless applications. The Aqua Cloud Native Security Platform provides full visibility and security automation across an application’s entire lifecycle, helping enterprises detect and prevent threats, and ensure that they comply with regulations.

Aqua’s solutions are available on the AWS Marketplace for Containers, the Google Kubernetes Apps Marketplace, and the Azure Marketplace.

The company claims its customer base has quadrupled in the last year. It says its customers include five of the ten largest container production deployments, five of the top 10 banks and six of the world’s 15 largest insurance companies, and over 100 blue-chip companies in the energy, internet, aerospace, travel, media, hospitality, retail and pharmaceutical sectors.

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Eduard Kovacs (@EduardKovacs) is a contributing editor at SecurityWeek. He worked as a high school IT teacher for two years before starting a career in journalism as Softpedia’s security news reporter. Eduard holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial informatics and a master’s degree in computer techniques applied in electrical engineering.