The acquisition is aimed at balancing the speed of DevOps with application security.
Trend Micro is acquiring application security firm Immunio in an effort to extend its hybrid cloud security to DevOps. It plans to integrate automated protection through a combination of new capabilities from Immunio and in-house development.
Immunio's technology provides detection of application vulnerabilities, and the Montréal-based firm also offers container image-scanning so secure container images can be published and protected. Trend Micro plans to improve its container-specific security capabilities with image scanning, which identifies security issues so they can be addressed prior to deployment.
Trend Micro said it plans to better secure applications and improve run-time operations located both on-premise and in the cloud. The company reports these capabilities will be generally available in April 2018.
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