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ARMO raises $30 million for open-source Kubernetes security platform

The Israeli startup’s project, Kubescape, has quickly surged in popularity, becoming one of the fastest-growing open source Kubernetes security tools

ARMO, which is behind the Kubernetes open source security project Kubescape, announced on Wednesday that it has raised $30 million in Series A funding led by Tiger Global with Hyperwise Ventures and participation from existing investors, Pitango First and Peled Ventures.
Kubernetes, the open source container orchestration solution, has become the de-facto operating system for cloud-native applications, making Kubernetes security more essential than ever. However, there is no open source project that provides an out-of-the-box, end-to-end Kubernetes security solution.
Kubescape is being built as the first end-to-end open source Kubernetes security platform. It has quickly surged in popularity, becoming one of the fastest-growing open source Kubernetes security tools, with tens of thousands of users and more than 2,500 registered users accessing Kubescape as a cloud SaaS.
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“DevOps teams are responsible for the security of Kubernetes and they prefer to use an open source for it, but they also need the solution to be end-to-end and fit natively into their existing stack,” said Shauli Rozen, CEO and co-founder of ARMO. “Companies are being forced to choose: either try to integrate several different open source tools together or commit to a proprietary solution that you can’t adapt, access the code, influence the roadmap or contribute to.”
ARMO was founded in 2019 by Shauli Rozen, Leonid Sandler and Ben Hirschberg. It will use the new investment to grow, opening additional offices and hiring internationally, with the aim of tripling its workforce by the end of the year.

“Kubernetes is open source, and Kubernetes security should be open source too, following the same culture of transparency and collaboration,” said John Curtius, Partner at Tiger Global. “ARMO is unique because they’re committed to a complete open source security solution for Kubernetes, so everyone can benefit from – and contribute to – the most secure platform available.”