CEO: Dror Davidoff
Aqua Security was founded in 2015, and in March closed a $135 million Series E funding round led by ION Crossover Partners to keep improving its product, acquiring additional customers, and educating the market about cloud-native security as it prepares for an IPO in a few years. The Ramat Gan, Israel-based company employs 335 people, up 33 percent from 251 employees a year ago, according to LinkedIn.
The company has significant plans to enhance its Kubernetes security offering to address evolving security requirements around the technology. Aqua Security also intends to make big investments around enhancing the security around cloud infrastructure as infrastructure as code (IaC) becomes more of a standard across the industry.
Going forward, there will be additional run-time technologies Aqua will need to secure as new types of workloads emerge beyond containers, serverless and lightweight virtual machines. Aqua Security hopes the additional funding will drive more customer acquisition, better coverage of cloud security problems, and more use of the company’s technology by the open source community.