Research company Gartner reports that, “By 2019, more than 70 percent of enterprise DevSecOps initiatives will have incorporated automated security vulnerability and configuration scanning for open-source components and commercial packages, up from less than 10% in 2016.” A newly announced acquisition supports that premise.
Montreal-based Immunio announced this week that they’ve been acquired by global cybersecurity solutions leader Trend Micro Incorporated.
Immunio is a pioneer in real-time web application security (RASP), and provides automatic detection and protection against application security vulnerabilities.
The acquisition is part of Trend Micro’s strategy to expand its Hybrid Cloud Security solution scope, including adding new capabilities and increasing the automated protection that they can offer throughout the DevOps lifecycle.
“We are excited to acquire Immunio’s application protection technology, their team of application security experts and their customers,” said Bill McGee, SVP and GM of Hybrid Cloud Security at Trend Micro. “Technology changes, like cloud computing and container platforms, are enabling faster application development. Immunio’s run-time application security allows our customers to increase protection against software vulnerabilities within the applications they are building.”
Trend Micro’s products work together to share threat intelligence and provide a connected threat defense with centralized visibility and control, enabling faster and better protection. The company currently has more than 5,000 employees in over 50 countries.
The new capabilities Trend Micro hopes the acquisition will make possible by April of next year include enhancing its container-specific security capabilities, by supporting container image scanning, which allows security issues to be identified and resolved prior to production release. Customers will be able to scan images in the container registry so that development teams can fix issues prior to deployment and apply run-time protection capabilities based on findings from the imaging.
“Many of our advanced customers have adopted DevOps lifecycle practices and are using Trend Micro Deep Security in an automated way to provide server and application protection. These new advancements are extending the protection we provide and ensuring that organizations can continue to develop and deploy applications quickly while remaining secure.”