This week VMware Inc. announced its intent to acquire the cloud-native security company, Octarine. This move gives VMware yet another notch in its Kubernetes belt. Octarine offers an innovative security platform for Kubernetes applications that helps simplify DevSecOps and enables cloud native environments to be more secure, from development through runtime.

This week VMware Inc. announced its intent to acquire the cloud-native security company, Octarine. This move gives VMware yet another notch in its Kubernetes belt. Octarine offers an innovative security platform for Kubernetes applications that helps simplify DevSecOps and enables cloud native environments to be more secure, from development through runtime.

VMware Acquire Octarine

VMware Acquire Octarine

Cloud-native may not be the norm yet but it sure does look like the future. When Octarine was founded in 2017 by Adi Ashkenazi, Haim Helman, and Shemer Schwarz, they kept this in mind. In fact, the company and its founders saw cloud-native as the correct way to build applications to truly get the scalability, agility, and resiliency customers expect. Knowing this, the company looked for a way to secure these apps, because without security there is no trust and then no customers. Octarine set out to make security for cloud-native apps that mirrors their attributes and can be deployed close to the application to see exactly what’s going on.

The addition of Octarine will fit in nicely with another fairly recent acquisition in Carbon Black, which has become VMware’s end point security offering. According to the company the acquisition of Octarine enables them to advance intrinsic security for containers (and Kubernetes environments), by embedding the Octarine technology into the VMware Carbon Black Cloud, and via deep hooks and integrations with the VMware Tanzu platform. They are also pointing out that this is less of a new product and more of a new way of securing cloud-native applications.

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