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Rapid7 Acquires Kubernetes Security Provider Alcide to Increase Cloud Security

This is Rapid7's second cloud security acquisition in the past nine months.

Edward Gately

February 1, 2021

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Rapid7 has acquired Alcide, a Kubernetes security provider based in Tel Aviv, Israel, for $50 million.

This is Rapid7’s second cloud security acquisition in the past nine months. It acquired DivvyCloud last April.

Rapid7 said these acquisitions will enhance its ability to provide a cloud-native security platform to its customers.

Brian Johnson is Rapid7’s senior vice president of cloud security.

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Rapid7’s Brian Johnson

“With our acquisition of Alcide, we are better able to help customers protect cloud infrastructure and cloud-native applications,” he said. “With many continuing to work remotely for the foreseeable future, it’s important, now more than ever, that businesses have the solutions to protect valuable data stored in the cloud. As hackers take advantage of remote workers and insecure environments, there is an increased risk of a local disaster, such as a ransomware attack, that could take organizations completely offline. However, Rapid7’s cloud security offerings will allow businesses to continue to work and better protect partners from the threat of data loss.”

Alcide’s Kubernetes Security Technology

Alcide’s technology provides Kubernetes security fully integrated into the DevOps life cycle and processes. Therefore, applications can be deployed while also protecting cloud environments from malicious attacks.

Alcide’s cloud workload protection platform (CWPP) provides real-time visibility and governance, container runtime and network monitoring. In addition, it can detect, audit and investigate known and unknown security threats.

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“This acquisition helps strengthen Rapid7’s cloud security offering and provide customers with a more holistic, unified experience for managing the challenges of cloud-native application security,” Johnson said. “By bringing together Alcide’s CWPP capabilities with our existing posture management (CSPM) and infrastructure entitlements (CIEM) capabilities, customers can have a truly holistic, unified experience for managing the challenges of cloud-native application security.”

As more organizations shifted to the cloud amidst the pandemic, it was important that Rapid7 could offer a completely unified security solution to help customers protect cloud infrastructure and cloud-native applications, he said.

“The addition of Alcide was a perfect fit with the technology they were developing, and the expertise and capabilities customers are looking for,” Johnson said.

“Today marks the beginning of an exciting new journey for Alcide,” said Amir Ofek, Alcide‘s CEO. “We are excited to join Rapid7 not only because of our shared commitment to providing customers with innovative and accessible cloud security solutions, but this also gives us an opportunity to bring our market-leading Kubernetes security platform to a broader set of customers.”

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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