AccuKnox, a Menlo Park, CA-based provider of zero-trust kubernetes security solutions built in partnership with Stanford Research Institute, closed a $4.6m seed financing round.
The round was led by National Grid Partners, with strategic participation from SRI, z5Capital and Outliers VC. In conjunction with the funding, National Grid Partners Director Raghu Madabushi will join the AccuKnox board.
The company intends to use the funds to expand the engineering team and to prepar to deliver on open source and commercial offerings before the end of this year.
Founded by Asif Ali, Nat Natraj, Rahul Jadhav and Phil Porras, AccuKnox is advancing a Zero Trust run-time Kubernetes security platform that leverages an identity-driven approach. AccuKnox is the founding team behind KubeArmor, an open source run-time security enforcement system that leverages Linux Security Module (LSM). The company’s technology is anchored on seminal patented innovations in container security, un-supervised learning and data provenance developed at Stanford Research Institute.
The company leverages foundational open source platforms like eBPF, SPIFFE, OPA, and Kyverno and provides a comprehensive security, compliance and governance platform for Public Cloud and Private clouds.