Container Security Software

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Portainer

Portainer is a centralized container management platform for containerized apps and IoT device management. It helps accelerate container adoption and reduce time-to-value on Kubernetes, Docker, and Swarm with a management portal, allowing users to deliver and manage containerized…

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NGINX

NGINX, a business unit of F5 Networks, powers over 65% of the world's busiest websites and web applications. NGINX started out as an open source web server and reverse proxy, built to be faster and more efficient than Apache. Over the years, NGINX has built a suite of infrastructure…

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Sonatype Platform

Sonatype secures the software supply chain and protects organizations' vital software development lifecycle(SDLC). The platform unites security teams and developers to accelerate digital innovation without sacrificing security or quality across the SDLC. With users among more than…

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Microsoft Defender for Cloud

Microsoft Defender for Cloud is a Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) and Cloud Workload Protection Platform (CWPP) for Azure, on-premises, and multicloud (Amazon AWS and Google GCP) resources.

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Portainer

Portainer is a centralized container management platform for containerized apps and IoT device management. It helps accelerate container adoption and reduce time-to-value on Kubernetes, Docker, and Swarm with a management portal, allowing users to deliver and manage containerized…

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NGINX

NGINX, a business unit of F5 Networks, powers over 65% of the world's busiest websites and web applications. NGINX started out as an open source web server and reverse proxy, built to be faster and more efficient than Apache. Over the years, NGINX has built a suite of infrastructure…

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Microsoft Defender for Cloud

Microsoft Defender for Cloud is a Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) and Cloud Workload Protection Platform (CWPP) for Azure, on-premises, and multicloud (Amazon AWS and Google GCP) resources.

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Qualys TruRisk Platform

Qualys TruRisk Platform (formerly Qualys Cloud Platform, or Qualysguard), from San Francisco-based Qualys, is network security and vulnerability management software featuring app scanning and security, network device mapping and detection, vulnerability prioritization schedule and…

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Sonatype Platform

Sonatype secures the software supply chain and protects organizations' vital software development lifecycle(SDLC). The platform unites security teams and developers to accelerate digital innovation without sacrificing security or quality across the SDLC. With users among more than…

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Lacework

Lacework is a cloud-native application protection platform offered as-a-Service; delivering build-time to run-time threat detection, behavioral anomaly detection, and cloud compliance across multicloud environments, workloads, containers, and Kubernetes.

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Palo Alto Networks Prisma Cloud

Prisma Cloud, from Palo Alto Networks (based on technology acquired with Evident.io, or the Evident Security Platform) is presented as a comprehensive Cloud Native Security Platform (CNSP) that delivers full lifecycle security and full stack protection for multi- and hybrid-cloud…

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Snyk

Snyk’s Developer Security Platform automatically integrates with a developer’s workflow and helps security teams to collaborate with their development teams. It boasts a developer-first approach that ensures organizations can secure all of the critical components of their applications…

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Trend Micro Deep Security

Trend Micro™ Deep Security™ software provides comprehensive security for virtual, cloud, and container environments. Deep Security allows for consistent security regardless of the workload. It also provides a rich set of application programming interfaces (APIs) so security can be…

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NGINX Plus

NGINX Plus is presented as a cloud‑native, easy-to-use reverse proxy, load balancer, and API gateway, from F5.

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NGINX Ingress Controller

NGINX Ingress Controller is a traffic management solution for cloud‑native apps in Kubernetes and containerized environments.

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Aqua Cloud Native Security Platform

The Aqua Platform is an integrated Cloud Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP), that prioritizes risk and automates prevention while also focussing on detection and response across the lifecycle. It aims to stop current and prevent future cloud native attacks.

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SUSE NeuVector

SUSE NeuVector is an open source, Zero Trust container security platform, acquired by SUSE in late 2021. It enables users to continuously scan throughout the container lifecycle, remove security roadblocks, and bake in security policies at the start to maximize developer agility.

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PingSafe

PingSafe is a Cloud Security platform with knowledge of the attackers’ modus operandi. PingSafe helps businesses across various sizes and verticals transform cloud security and eliminate all hidden and exploitable vulnerabilities at blazing-fast speed and scale. It does this by scanning…

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Orca Cloud Security Platform

Orca's Cloud Security Platform is an agentless cloud-native security and compliance platform that allows users to gain complete visibility and coverage into their existing AWS, Azure, and GCP setups. Orca's platform features four main components which are: SideScanning Technology,…

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Wiz

Wiz is a Tel Aviv based, cloud risk visibility solution for enterprise security. It provides a 360° view of security risks across clouds, containers and workloads.

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Strong Workspace

Strong Network allows the management of containers for DevOps online (as opposed to locally on developers laptop) and access them through a cloud IDE or a SSH connection (in the case of a local IDE). These containers provide management of access keys and credentials to multiple types…

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Portshift
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Portshift is a Kubernetes-native security solution for containers & Kubernetes, now from Cisco since the October 2020 acquisition. Portshift leverages Kubernetes and Service-Mesh to deliver a single source of truth for containers and cloud-native applications security. Portshift…

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Sysdig Platform Architecture

Sysdig Platform Architecture is a unified security and compliance platform for containers, Kubernetes, and cloud.

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Jetstack Secure

Jetstack Secure (formerly Jetsack Preflight) manages machine identities across Cloud Native Kubernetes and OpenShift environments and builds a detailed view of the enterprise security posture.

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Confluera
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Confluera, an XDR platform from the company of the same name in Palo Alto, tracks and intercepts cyberattacks along its lifecycle in real-time, stitching together live events based on cause and effect instead of correlating past events after the breach.

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Conviso
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Talos OS
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FortiCNP
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FortiCNP natively integrates with cloud service provider security services and the Fortinet Security Fabric to deliver a comprehensive, full-stack cloud security solution. FortiCNP’s patented Risk Resource Insights (RRI)TM technology simplifies security by contextualizing security…

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Capsule8, now part of Sophos

Capsule8 from Sophos (acquired 2021) provides attack protection for enterprise Linux -- whether containerized, virtualized, or bare metal. It is an EDR solution the vendor presents as performant and purpose built Linux detection that protects against threats, provides consistent…

Learn More About Container Security Software

What are Container Security Tools?

Because of their relative number of abstraction layers, containers pose a relatively large number of vulnerability issues. Container security (or Kubernetes security) tools scan containers for vulnerabilities and policy-violations, and provide remediation. Container security applications provide policy-based orchestration, starting with scanning and discovery for containers and images.


The main goal of most container security tools is to scan container images for vulnerabilities and identify additional security needs for said images. This is particularly crucial for images that come from public sources, but all containers benefit from some external security. Some tools will also bundle vulnerability scanning with other application security testing and access control capabilities. They often focus on securing container development processes earlier in the software development lifecycle (SDLC). Some tools can also continue vulnerability scanning and runtime management into production environments as well. These broader tools will overlap more heavily with Runtime Application Self-Protection (RASP) software.


There are many open source point solutions for container security, in addition to paid offerings. Open source container security tools usually focus on scanning containers for common vulnerabilities and exposures. They utilize publicly available lists of known vulnerabilities to identify these risks in container images. Open source container security products can work as a baseline for security, especially if there are in-house resources for managing the tools more proactively. However, they are less likely to be sufficient on their own, and are best used when complemented with other security measures, such as application security testing tools.

Features of Container Security Tools

Container security software provide the following features:

  • Full container stack scanning

  • View metadata for container and images

  • Image vulnerability detection

  • Container application performance tracking

  • Centralized policy management



Container Security Tools Comparison

Consider these factors when comparing container security tools:


  • Paid vs. Open Source: There is a strong open source presence among container security tools. These DIY tools generally focus on vulnerability scanning, which can be sufficient if the business has the in-house resources to run it. However, paid offerings are likely to have more runtime features and a more aggressively maintained vulnerabilities library to scan for.

  • Integration: Some container security tools largely run outside of the container environment itself. However, others are designed to integrate directly into the container orchestration platform. More robust integrations will create numerous efficiencies, but may require more upfront implementation effort.

  • Development vs. Runtime Security: Container security tools will span the spectrum of focus between inserting security into development processes and securing runtime management in production environments. Consider whether the business should utilize one, or both, use cases and narrow the options down to the tools that best align with that set of needs.


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Container Security Tools Pricing

Container Security solutions are typically priced per instance at an annual rate. The exact price of the software will depend on the features offered, but businesses can expect to pay at least $500 annually, with prices extending into the thousands for enterprise solutions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is container security?

Container security is the process of identifying and remediating vulnerabilities in containerized workloads and services, such as Kubernetes-based containers.

Why is container security important?

Container security is important given all of the layers of vulnerabilities that containers can present. Depending on what is in the container, they can present a large attack surface if not properly secured.

Who uses container security tools?

Container security tools are most heavily used by developers, but they are also used by security admins managing production environments.