Security Technology Company Tenable Network Security Buys Container Security Provider FlawCheck

October 28, 2016
Security Technology Company Tenable Network Security Buys Container Security Provider FlawCheck
Security technology company Tenable Network Security, Inc. (Tenable) has bought container security solutions provider FlawCheck. Tenable, which has headquarters in Maryland, United States, specializes in enterprise-level security technology that enables businesses to make “decisive actions to protect” themselves from threats and losses. The company caters to around a million users and 20,000 businesses globally including Fortune Global 500 companies and US government agencies. Tenable’s purchase of FlawCheck will enhance its ability to “provide comprehensive security for customers using Docker containers”.

FlawCheck, which has headquarters in San Francisco, California, United States, was established by industry veterans that formerly held positions at Facebook, Google, Intel and McAfee. The company specializes in services that help organizations “scan container images for vulnerabilities, malware and other risks”. The FlawCheck solution provides continuous monitoring of Docker containers to detect malware and vulnerabilities. It deploys (CI/CD) systems that “build container images to ensure every container reaching production is secure and compliant with enterprise policy”.

“Information technology is undergoing a profound change due to DevOps, containers and the mass migration of operations and infrastructure to the cloud,” explained Tenable’s Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Renaud Deraison. “Tenable understands that next-generation technologies bring with them a range of new security challenges, which is why we are accelerating our investment in this area.”

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