StackRox Secures $25M in Series B Funding

StackRox, a Mountain View, Calif.-based provider of security for containerized cloud-native applications, secured $25m in Series B funding.

The round was led by Redpoint Ventures with participation from follow-on investments from Sequoia Capital and Amplify Partners.

The company intends to use the funds to accelerate product development and release schedule and to support expanded go-to-market programs, including the hiring of new sales and marketing executives.

Led by Sameer Bhalotra, CEO, and Ali Golshan, CTO, StackRox provides enterprises with a solution to secure their containerized, cloud-native applications, including Docker and Kubernetes. With StackRox, security teams can centralize container deployment governance, visualize the container attack surface, and expose and stop malicious activity.
Built with DevOps and cloud computing environments in mind, the architecture combines distributed collection with centralized correlation and machine learning and takes protective actions to limit attacks and disrupt them in real time.
It includes:
– StackRox Prevent – to minimize the attack surface, centralize governance, and rank-order risks for container environments
– StackRox Detect and Respond – to monitor activities in runtime, pinpoint attack tactics, and disrupt and stop attacks.

To drive acceleration of its go-to-market initiatives, StackRox has added:
– TJ Cooley, a seasoned enterprise sales executive who has served in senior positions at Tanium, VMware and Citrix, as Vice President of Sales, and
– Michelle McLean, who has held senior marketing roles at ScaleArc, Silver Spring Networks, ConSentry Networks, Peribit Networks, and Trapeze Networks, as well as serving as an analyst at META Group, as vice president of marketing.



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