Qualys acquires container-native security company

Qualys announced it has acquired an leading container-native application protection provider, Layered Insight and with this acquisition Qualys will be able to extends its current capabilities to include deep visibility and runtime application protection for containerized and serverless workloads.

The integrated solution will automatically correlate deep runtime behavioral analysis with Qualys’ leading threat protection capabilities to deliver DevOps teams unmatched runtime application protection without added container management complexity.

“This acquisition brings Qualys to the forefront of container security,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO, Qualys. “With a highly scalable architecture, Layered Insight allows us to add runtime capabilities and automated enforcement to our current Container Security solution.”

The combined Qualys Container Security solution will offer customers coverage of inventory, vulnerability management and  compliance, as well as runtime visibility and protection capabilities from build to deployment stages across on-premises, cloud or CaaS environments.

Key Layered Insight employees have joined Qualys, including co-founders Asif Awan as CTO of Container Security and John Kinsella as VP engineering, Container Security.

“We couldn’t have asked for a better growth platform for Layered Insight solutions than Qualys,” said Awan. “Qualys’ massive customer base provides the perfect springboard for realizing our vision of putting Layered Insight technology in the hands of millions of users. We are very excited to join the Qualys team and work together on the shared vision of providing the best comprehensive security solution for all types of application workloads, running anywhere.”

Layered Insight solutions are fully containerized and are built on a highly scalable architecture. Qualys expects the Layered Insight Solution to be integrated into its Cloud Platform by the second half of 2019.