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StackRox Selected as Accredited Kubernetes-Native Security Platform for U.S. Department of Defense Iron Bank

StackRox Kubernetes Security Platform Certified as a Standard Security and Compliance Platform in DoD’s Hardened Container Repository

StackRox, the leader in container and Kubernetes security, announced that the StackRox Kubernetes Security Platform has received accreditation from Iron Bank (formerly known as Department of Defense Centralized Artifacts Repository (DCAR)) as part of the DoD’s Enterprise DevSecOps Initiative. The DoD is implementing the Enterprise DevSecOps Initiative to enable agencies to develop applications more rapidly and in a more secure manner to increase the warfighter’s competitive advantage. The StackRox Kubernetes Security Platform has been certified for compliance with the DoD Enterprise DevSecOps Container Hardening guide and accredited for use by the DoD to enable automated testing and container security.

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“The ability to apply DevSecOps principles to our defense systems is crucial to the United States maintaining its leadership in readiness and innovation,” said Nicolas M. Chaillan, Chief Software Officer, U.S. Air Force, and, Co-Lead, DoD Enterprise DevSecOps Initiative. “StackRox, with its Kubernetes-native approach to securing microservices environments, makes it easier for cyber teams to shift left and apply controls early in the development cycle and embed security policies in code.”

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As part of the DoD’s Enterprise DevSecOps Initiative, Iron Bank was developed to offer agencies access to a wide range of hardened and centrally accredited containers with pre-selected, certified, and secured best-of-breed development tools and software capabilities. A critical element of this accreditation is the ability to ensure security activities occur in all phases of the DevSecOps application lifecycle and facilitate automated risk characterization, monitoring and mitigation. StackRox is among the first vendors included in the DoD’s DevSecOps product stack and provides a Kubernetes-native security and compliance platform that protects applications across build, deploy and runtime phases.

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“As an In-Q-Tel partner, StackRox remains dedicated to supporting the U.S. Government Civilian agencies, the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community in their modernization and transformation efforts,” said Branden Wood, Director of U.S. Federal Government for StackRox. “It is critical that our nation’s warfighters can effectively tap into the application development innovation enabled by containers and Kubernetes to build new applications faster and more securely. Our inclusion in Iron Bank is another indicator of the robust security and compliance value that the StackRox Kubernetes Security Platform delivers to defense agencies and the federal IT community. StackRox is proud to be part of the mission to make the DoD’s application infrastructure increasingly flexible, scalable and secure.”

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