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Aqua Security a leader in container security: GigaOm Radar
Fri, 3rd Feb 2023
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Aqua Security, the pure-play cloud-native security provider, has announced that it ranked as an Outperformer and Leader in innovation in the GigaOm Radar for Container Security. The report highlights key vendors in container security, defines criteria for evaluating solutions and validates that Aqua is the leader and innovator in cloud-native security.  

GigaOm analysts evaluated 11 vendors, and according to the report, the Aqua Cloud Native Security Platform ranked the highest in innovation. In addition, the report notes, "The depth of integration among the services, along with the breadth of container security-specific functionality, is a strength for this platform, and few competitors are as zeroed in and as comprehensive.”  

According to GigaOm, “The Aqua Platform’s implementation is well done. Most customers will find the product zeroes in on all the right things to lock down the container environment. If it is a likely need in the average enterprise’s container security or compliance strategy, Aqua supports it.”  

The GigaOm Radar aims to help IT decision-makers better understand the cloud native security market landscape and solutions available for container security so they can select the best fit for their environment and use case.

The GigaOm report gives a snapshot of the container security market, identifies key trends to keep an eye on, and predicts how it will evolve in the upcoming years. To evaluate vendors, the radar plots them across two axes - Maturity vs Innovation, and Feature Play vs Platform Play - while projecting their evolution over the coming months.

While naming Aqua the highest in innovation, the report, in particular, highlights the maturity of the platform, an end-to-end full lifecycle approach, comprehensive runtime protection capabilities, and more.

This reinforces Aqua's leadership in the cloud-native application protection platform (CNAPP) market since containers form the backbone of modern cloud-native environments.

“Aqua is the pioneer in container security and has led the evolving cloud-native security market since its inception in 2015," says Rani Osnat, Senior Vice President of Strategy at Aqua. 

“Container security is a key ingredient of the Aqua Platform and its ability to stop attacks on cloud native applications and infrastructure. This report showcases our team’s innovation in securing container-based applications from development to production and highlights the differentiated capabilities that set us apart from competitors and deliver the most value to customers.”  

The infrastructure surrounding containers is complex on many levels. Aqua's integrated platform offers complete lifecycle container security protection and groundbreaking Kubernetes Security Posture Management (KSPM). Its hallmark capabilities reduce risk and prove compliance with containerized applications, harden Kubernetes clusters, mitigate attacks and protect containers across all platforms and formats.   

This award comes on the heels of several other innovation accolades. 

Aqua Security was recently named best cloud-native security solution by Techstrong; the top innovation leader in the Frost & Sullivan global cloud-native application protection platform report; a leader in the 2022 GigaOm Radar Report for vulnerability management; and the CyberSecurity Company of the Year.