Sysdig announces In-Q-Tel strategic investment

Sysdig, Inc. of San Francisco, CA announced on May 13 a strategic partnership with In-Q-Tel, Inc. (IQT), the not-for-profit strategic investor that identifies and accelerates the development of cutting-edge technologies to support the missions of U.S. government agencies. Together Sysdig and IQT will provide U.S. government agencies with the Sysdig Cloud-Native Visibility and Security Platform (VSP), giving agencies insight and control as they transition to modern IT architectures, including Kubernetes, containers, and multi-cloud deployments.

The need for speed and agility is driving changes in IT infrastructure, most notably the shift to cloud-native architectures and the adoption of rapid DevOps-style development programs. The move to multi-cloud and containers comes with tremendous opportunity, but also introduces complexity and risk. Since its founding in 2013, Sysdig has focused on providing an innovative new approach to visibility and security for containers and microservices in the cloud. The company already monitors and secures tens of millions of containers across hundreds of enterprises, and with IQT will lend this expertise to more government agencies. This unprecedented level of visibility into cloud-native infrastructure will help agencies accelerate modernization, improve the health and risk posture of their environments, reduce cost of operations, detect vulnerabilities, and prevent attacks.

“Sysdig is honored to work with IQT to help our government agencies minimize operational complexity and risk by uncovering blind spots in cloud-native applications,” said Suresh Vasudevan, chief executive officer at Sysdig. “We are already working with U.S. federal and local governments, along with international government agencies, and we will continue to provide innovative solutions through our partnership with IQT.”

“With the Sysdig Visibility and Security Platform, our government partners will gain insight and control as they move to adopt modern, cloud-native approaches,” said Luke Berndt, senior member, technical staff, IQT. “Sysdig’s cutting-edge solutions will give our agencies the ability to identify vulnerabilities, enforce compliance, and monitor application and service performance.”

Source: Sysdig