VMware’s acquisition of the Kubernetes security startup Octarine reflects a shift in cybersecurity, driven by containerization of applications.
“The focus is no longer about machines, but about securing applications,” Gou Rao, CTO at Portworx, a VMware partner that works on container security, told DCK. “Data center managers should start thinking about all aspects of their infrastructure from a Kubernetes lens.”
Another recent VMware acquisition, of Carbon Black, also reflects this shift.
VMware plans to bundle Octarine’s technology into the cybersecurity platform by Carbon Black, which it bought seven months ago for $2.1 billion, and into Tanzu, the Kubernetes platform built on technology developed by Pivotal. VMware bought Pivotal in January for $2.7 billion.