ARMO, the Tel Aviv-based startup behind Kubescape, the renowned open-source Kubernetes security platform, has secured $30 million in a Series financing lead by Tiger Global. This round included new investment Hyperwise Ventures as well as current investors Pitango First and Peled Ventures. Kubescape lets organizations scan their Kubernetes clusters, YAML files, and HELM charts for misconfigurations, possible vulnerabilities, and problems with their user setups via a command-line interface or a browser-based UI. Multiple security and compliance frameworks, such as NSA and MITRE, are supported by the platform, but enterprises may also design their own bespoke frameworks.
Kubescape then informs these teams why a given control failed — allowing them, in some circumstances, to make the modifications directly in the Kubescape UI if they want to — and how to solve them, which is maybe just as essential as uncovering those flaws. Shauli Rozen, CEO, and co-founder of ARMO, told me that the company’s goal is to provide an end-to-end solution for Kubernetes security that would remain open source. Many firms nowadays must either patch together several open source solutions, which may be difficult to maintain or utilize proprietary systems, which can be difficult to adapt to their unique use cases.
Tiger Global partner John Curtius echoed this sentiment. “Kubernetes is open source, thus Kubernetes security should be as well,” he stated. “ARMO is unusual in that they are dedicated to providing a comprehensive open source security solution for Kubernetes, allowing anybody to profit from – and contribute to — the most secure platform available.” AMO’s commercial goal is to provide a hosted version of Kubescape for $59 per worker node each month, with three months of data preservation (and discounts for annual plans). There is also a free option with one month of data retention for those who only utilize up to 10 worker nodes. Larger businesses may, of course, work out an enterprise plan with the corporation.
“Kubernetes is just becoming bigger; protecting Kubernetes means safeguarding the infrastructure that all modern microservice applications rely on,” said Nathan Shuchami, managing partner at Hyperwise Ventures. “However, it also implies serious misconfigurations and possible vulnerabilities on a variety of levels.” Kubernetes security is a difficult issue. ARMO stood out because of its dedication to an open-source, end-to-end solution to the entire problem, and Kubescape’s success simply goes to prove how much it’s required.”