ARMO, creators of the Kubernetes open source security project Kubescape, has announced $30 million in funding for what it claims to be the first end-to-end open source Kubernetes security platform. The Series A investment, led by Tiger Global with Hyperwise Ventures and participation from existing investors, Pitango First and Peled Ventures, will ensure an open, transparent and fully customizable security solution for the entire Kubernetes community.
ARMO was founded by Shauli Rozen, Leonid Sandler and Ben Hirschberg. The company plans to use the new investment to grow, opening additional offices and hiring internationally, bringing on more developers to work on Kubescape and investing in its open source community. The company will also expand its product and marketing teams.
Kubescape scans configuration files (i.e. YAML and Helm), Kubernetes clusters and worker nodes for misconfigurations and known vulnerabilities based on NSA-CISA hardening guidance, MITRE ATT&CK and other DevOps frameworks and vulnerability databases, calculating risk scores and trends. A powerful Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) module visualizes the connection of roles and privileges between different parts of a Kubernetes cluster. All of these functionalities are already offered by Kubescape, providing a “single pane of glass” to an organization’s Kubernetes security. Kubescape shows developers and DevOps teams exactly why controls fail, automatically suggesting configuration fixes to improve security posture.
According to the company, Kubescape 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.