Microsoft invests $9 million in Israel’s Aqua Security

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Ever since late 2015, Aqua Security has provided full visibility into container activity to allow organizations to detect and prevent suspicious activity and attacks in real time.  Today the company has announced that that is has received $9 million in new Series A funding, led by Microsoft Ventures.

Other key funders include Cybersecurity luminary and investor Shlomo Kramer, who will be joining Aqua’s Board of Directors. Kramer previously-founded Check Point Software (CHKP), Imperva (IMPV), and Cato Networks, and has invested in Trusteer (acquired by IBM), and Palo Alto Networks (PANW.)  Dror Davidoff, CEO and co-founder of Aqua, put the announcements of the funding best and said:

We are thrilled to receive such strong endorsement of our technology and customer success… Security has become a key enabler in container adoption, and I look forward to working with Microsoft as we expand our footprint, helping our customers to unlock the benefits of this new technology.

According to Investopedia, Series A financing is the first round of financing given to a new business once seed capital has already been provided. This funding is also commonly offered in the form of preferred stock.

In a short period of just one year, Aqua has seen massive customer adoption. Fortune 500 customers in the financial services, technology, retail and online services sectors are already using the Aqua platform.

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