DHS Adds Container Security Solutions Provider to Approved Products List

The StackRox Kubernetes Security Platform has been added to the Department of Homeland Security Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Approved Products List (APL). U.S.-based StackRox is the first provider of container security solutions to be certified by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program.

The StackRox Kubernetes Security Platform is a Kubernetes-native container security platform. The adoption of cloud infrastructure, including containers and Kubernetes, enables organizations to undergo digital transformation and modernization initiatives to generate significant operational benefits.

The Federal Government’s Cloud Smart strategy outlines a number of actions to drive the adoption of safe and secure cloud infrastructure that promotes cost savings, security, and the faster delivery of mission-serving solutions. The CDM Program plays an integral role, providing access to solutions that can fortify the cybersecurity of government networks and systems.

Approved solutions on the CDM APL, including the StackRox Kubernetes Security Platform, have the ability to find cybersecurity risks on an ongoing basis; prioritize these risks based upon potential impacts; and enable cybersecurity personnel to focus on the most significant problems first.

“The Federal Government has seen the enormous growth, innovation and operational benefits enabled by cloud-native technologies and has made the integration of these technologies a top priority to enhance the mission-critical cybersecurity of government networks and systems,” said Chris Klein, director of federal programs for StackRox. “Cloud native isn’t just a trend or an IT fad. To have StackRox selected for the CDM APL underscores the growing importance that technologies such as containers and Kubernetes have in Federal Government systems. The StackRox Kubernetes Security Platform represents the next generation of CDM technologies that will provide a secure and compliant foundation for IT modernization across the federal sector.”

Federal agencies continue to shift workloads from on-premises infrastructure to the cloud, as part of their overall IT modernization efforts. The StackRox Kubernetes Security Platform helps agencies accelerate this shift, supporting continuous diagnostics, monitoring and mitigation through its capabilities that protect cloud-native applications, including network segmentation, compliance, vulnerability management, risk profiling, and threat detection and response.

The StackRox Kubernetes Security Platform is now available to all federal agencies, commissions and departments with container and Kubernetes deployments through contractors approved for the CDM Dynamic and Evolving Federal Enterprise Network Defense (DEFEND) program. These contractors include Booz Allen Hamilton, ManTech, CGI and CACI.

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The Government Technology & Services Coalition's Homeland Security Today (HSToday) is the premier news and information resource for the homeland security community, dedicated to elevating the discussions and insights that can support a safe and secure nation. A non-profit magazine and media platform, HSToday provides readers with the whole story, placing facts and comments in context to inform debate and drive realistic solutions to some of the nation’s most vexing security challenges.

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