Tenable Network Security acquires San Francisco-based startup

The Columbia-based company acquired FlawCheck to add capabilities in Docker container security. (It's not the shipping kind.)


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Tenable Network Security acquired a startup focused on security for a specific kind of data center technology.

The acquisition of San Francisco-based FlawCheck marks the first acquisition for the Columbia-based company. Tenable execs first started openly talking about acquisitions after last year’s record-setting $250 million Series B. 
FlawCheck, founded by Anthony Bettini and Sasan Padder, specializes in scanning Docker containers for potential threats. While they were named after the kind of storage you might find at the Port of Baltimore, these Docker containers are for the kind of shipping associated with applications. The tools allow developers to isolate software applications within a self-contained environment, but still run directly on the computer’s hardware.
The containers are creating more efficiency, but there’s a need for security. FlawCheck offers scanning and monitoring for potential vulnerabilities or malware. Tenable is working on a container security product for 2017.
“Tenable understands that next-generation technologies bring with them a range of new security challenges, which is why we are accelerating our investment in this area,” said Tenable Network Security cofounder and CTO Renaud Deraison.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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