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Aqua Security launches cloud native security SaaS in APAC

By Jessie Chiang
Wed 15 Jun 2022

Aqua Security has announced the general availability (GA) of cloud native security SaaS in Singapore, serving the broader APAC region.

The company says customers can immediately take advantage of the data sovereignty, platform security and flexibility the SaaS service provides to prevent cloud native attacks before they happen.

With SaaS in Singapore, Aqua says its customers in government, banking, financial services as well as other regulated sectors can use the service for comprehensive cloud native security, compliance and risk management.

Aqua says this will be an in-region service that addresses their data sovereignty and governance requirements.

The SaaS service enables customers to adopt cloud native security best practices as they expand their cloud native footprint and DevOps pipelines.

Aqua says the general availability launch of the SaaS builds on two services already being utilised by customers, Aqua’s CyberCenter threat intelligence and vulnerability information database for scanning and Dynamic Threat Analysis (DTA). 

Both allow DevOps teams to shift further left and incorporate security into their CI pipelines to identify malware and potentially malicious code. 

The APAC SaaS region now offers the full Enterprise suite, as part of Aqua’s Cloud Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP), including software supply chain security and shift-left risk-centric vulnerability management, security issue categorisation and runtime protection.

Aqua says enforcement of runtime protection and monitoring policies is available across containers, including managed container platforms, serverless and virtual machines in the public cloud and on-premises. It says the full suite of functionality allows customers to solve their cloud native security needs in a single platform.

Aqua AVP of APJ Rob D’Amico says the company has several existing public sector customers in Singapore, and we are committed to meeting our customer needs and requirements.

“We’re seeing a surging interest from customers for an integrated and unified platform that protects the full cloud native application lifecycle from code to runtime,” he says.

“Eliminating multiple point solutions drives down operational cost and complexity.”

Aqua says APAC customers, particularly those in highly regulated industries, can keep their data local and adhere to compliance regulations.

Aqua head of alliances for APJ Luke Bennett says the company has strong partnerships in the region.

“It’s about providing customers flexibility – both on data processing location and on integration preference across many cloud and technical partners,” he says.

“We are committed to integrate and process data securely, regardless of location, for workloads running in public clouds, on-premise datacentres and hybrid architectures.”

Aqua Security’s platform is both SOC Type II and ISO27001 compliant.

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