VMware has revealed plans to acquire Kubernetes security platform startup Octarine. This was announced by the enterprise software company during its annual Connect conference on cybersecurity.
Octarine’s innovative security platform for Kubernetes applications helps simplify DevSecOps and enables cloud native environments to be intrinsically secure, from development through runtime.
Once the deal closes, Octarine will enable VMware Carbon Black Cloud to secure applications running in Kubernetes. Financial details of the deal were not been disclosed.
“Acquiring Octarine will enable us to further expand VMware’s intrinsic security strategy to containers and Kubernetes environments by embedding the Octarine technology into the VMware Carbon Black Cloud,” said Patrick Morley, general manager and senior vice president, Security Business Unit, VMware.
“This, combined with native integrations with Tanzu, vSphere, NSX and VMware Cloud Foundation, will create what we believe is a unique and compelling solution for intrinsically securing workloads. And, with the addition of our AppDefense capabilities merged into the platform, we can fundamentally transform how workloads are better secured.”