March 23, 2017

DockerCon 2017 Q&A: Aqua Showcases Comprehensive Container Security and Compliance Solution at Booth S23

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Are you attending DockerCon 2017 in Austin, TX next month?  If so, I invite you to add Aqua to your MUST SEE list of vendors.

Aqua was founded by IT security veterans from companies including Intel Security, CA Technologies, and Imperva.  With containers being the next major disruption in datacenter and application technology, they recognized that containerized environments create new challenges in security, but also present an opportunity to reinvent application security - more effectively and more efficiently than ever.  

Read VMblog's exclusive pre-show interview with Aqua to learn what they have planned for the upcoming event.


VMblog:  As a DockerCon 2017 sponsor, how can people find you at this year's DockerCon event?

Aqua:  We are thrilled to come to Austin this year.  We will be at booth #S23, and you can find your way to our booth by looking for the team with the blue drones!

VMblog:  Why should a DockerCon attendee add you to their must see list?

Aqua:  No enterprise would use Docker containers in production without ensuring that security policies can be enforced at every level of the deployment. While Docker does not in itself pose a security risk, the technology changes the way that applications are developed and deployed, making traditional security tools largely ineffective in preventing vulnerabilities and attacks on the application.

Aqua makes container security simple with a complete set of automated features that allow our customers to accelerate application development and adopt DevOps practices, while ensuring the highest level of security and compliance. We will have some of those customers at our booth during the conference, to speak to those interested in hearing about their deployment challenges and how they implemented security with Aqua.

VMblog:  And if an attendee likes what they see and hear at your booth, what message can you send them back with to sell their boss on your technology?

Aqua:  Aqua's security platform for Docker container-based applications is the most comprehensive solution on the market today.  With features that include risk management for the container development pipeline, full CI/CD automation, advanced runtime defenses that include automated profiling of container behavior, network nano-segmentation for containers, and secrets management, it simplifies the process securing containerized applications and removes obstacles to adopting Docker in the enterprise.

VMblog:  Can you give VMblog readers a sneak peek as to what you will be showing off at your booth this year?

Aqua:  We will talk about the Aqua Container Security Platform 2.0, the most comprehensive security solution on the market today for containerized applications. We will also have customers available at our booth to talk about their experiences with securing container deployments and working with Aqua.

VMblog:  If you would, please explain or give readers a few reasons why your product or service is considered unique?

Aqua:  With proven success in large-scale production environments, Aqua's container security platform is the most comprehensive and field-tested security solution for container-based applications. Our team of more than 45 dedicated professionals keep pushing the boundaries and working jointly with our design-partner customers to make their container deployments as secure as possible, removing many of the security and compliance obstacles to adoption.

VMblog:  Is this your first DockerCon event as a sponsor?

Aqua:  This is our second time sponsoring DockerCon NA, but we also sponsored DockerCon Europe in Barcelona 2 years ago. The event is invaluable in getting up to speed on all things Docker, and the level of engagement and enthusiasm that attendees bring is contagious.

VMblog:  What are you looking forward to most at this year's event?

Aqua:  DockerCon is a unique event not only in its focus on Docker and container technology, but in the unparalleled enthusiasm and engagement of attendees. People come to DockerCon to really learn and talk to peers, vendors and partners, which makes this both a very intensive as well as a very rewarding event.

VMblog:  And what would you say to prospective attendees who are thinking about attending DockerCon but aren't sure if it's worth it or not?

Aqua:  DockerCon is definitely THE place to be if you're thinking about or already using containers. DevOps, developers, architects and security professionals can all benefit from hearing the latest best practices and news in the containers ecosystem.

VMblog:  Can you share any tips for first time attendees?

Aqua:  Plan your visit in advance, sleep well the night before, attend the party (it's great!), and of course check out the expo - it's not too big and full of innovative vendors and great giveaways.

VMblog:  People always enjoy a good trade show tchotchke.  Are you giving away anything special or interesting this year?

Aqua:  Yes! This year, based on last year's HUGE success, we're coming in with 101 radio-controlled drones. 100 drones will be raffled off at our booth to anyone willing to put their hand into a black bag and take out an aqua-colored cube. But additionally, one very lucky person will win the top 'prosumer' drone on the market: The DJI Mavic Pro!

What you need to do: Take this survey and visit the Aqua booth #S23 on day 2 of DockerCon at 3:40PM for the draw!

VMblog: Finally, does your company have any speaking sessions during the show?  If so, can you give us the who, what, when and where?

Aqua:  Yes. Liz Rice, Aqua's Technology Evangelist, will be speaking on "What Have Namespaces Done For You Lately?" Tuesday, Apr 18, 4:15 PM - 4:55 PM: Containers are made with namespacing and cgroups, but what does that really mean? In this talk we'll write a container from scratch in Go, using bare system calls, and explore how the different namespaces affect the container's view of the world and the resources it has access to.


As you build out your DockerCon 2017 schedule, make sure to save some time to visit with Aqua at the show.  It is definitely a good idea to add a security platform that is field-tested for your company's container-based applications -- and the Aqua team will be standing by at booth #S23 to give you the run down.

Last modified on March 23, 2017
David Marshall

David Marshall has been involved in the technology industry for over 19 years, and he's been working with virtualization software since 1999. He was able to become an industry expert in virtualization by becoming a pioneer in that field - one of the few people in the industry allowed to work with Alpha stage server virtualization software from industry leaders: VMware (ESX Server), Connectix and Microsoft (Virtual Server).

Through the years, he has invented, marketed and helped launch a number of successful virtualization software companies and products. David holds a BS degree in Finance, an Information Technology Certification, and a number of vendor certifications from Microsoft, CompTia and others. He's also co-authored two published books: "VMware ESX Essentials in the Virtual Data Center" and "Advanced Server Virtualization: VMware and Microsoft Platforms in the Virtual Data Center" and acted as technical editor for two popular Virtualization "For Dummies" books. With his remaining spare time, David founded and operates one of the oldest independent virtualization news blogs, And co-founded, a publication dedicated to Cloud Computing. Starting in 2009 and continuing all the way to 2016, David has been honored with the vExpert distinction by VMware for his virtualization evangelism.


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