Armo goes CNCF sandbox, wider platform offering emerges

Armo is cybersecurity company.

The company developed an end-to-end open source Kubernetes security platform known as Kubescape.

Kubescape has now been accepted by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as a sandbox project. 

What is a CNCF sandbox?

The CNCF Sandbox has four goals as follows…

To encourage public visibility of experiments or other early work that can add value to the CNCF mission and build the ingredients of a successful Incubation-level project. To facilitate alignment with existing projects if (and only if) this is desired. To nurture projects (e.g., via CNCF Service Desk requests) and to remove possible legal and governance obstacles to adoption and contribution by ensuring all projects adhere to CNCF legal, code of conduct, and IP policy requirements.

The Armo open source Kubernetes security platform has been transferred to the cloud-native community – and now, Armo will continue to lead the development of Kubescape as part of the company’s core mission: to make Kubernetes security a simple and trustworthy DevOps-first experience. 

Armo also announced the formal launch of its platform offering – Armo Platform, an enterprise Kubernetes security solution powered by Kubescape. 

The technology claims to provide a ready-made security platform for Kubernetes, whether as a SaaS or on-premises, with full enterprise-grade support, maintenance and additional features. 

“Armo is a company committed to open source and dedicated to Kubernetes,” said Craig Box, VP of open source at Armo. ”Bringing Kubescape to the CNCF was an obvious choice. Kubescape helps tens of thousands of users secure their Kubernetes clusters and CI/CD pipelines. As the first security scanner to become a CNCF project, we will strive to support and integrate with other CNCF projects, and look forward to building a wide contributor community. Kubescape underpins Armo’s commercial products and we’re looking forward to adding more great features to Kubescape over time.”

Armo Platform comes complete with a full-featured UI and DevSecOps dashboard. It also features pre-integratrations to third-party CI/CD and DevOps tools as well as collaboration tools such as Jira and Slack. 

It can be deployed on any hosted Kubernetes platform including Amazon’s Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS), Microsoft’s Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Red Hat OpenShift etc..

Armo Platform is available at freemium, team and enterprise tiers. 



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