Container-Based Workflow Security Company Anchore Secures $20 Million

By Annie Baker ● February 9, 2020
  • Container workflow security company Anchore has announced it closed $20 million in Series A funding

Container workflow security company Anchore has announced it closed $20 million in Series A funding led by SignalFire. Founded in 2016 by Saïd Ziouani and Daniel Nurmi, Anchore enables developers to harden their software supply chain, protect against insider threats, and ensure companies can audit and respond effectively. By taking a preventative approach, enterprises can maintain a well-informed balance between velocity and compliance.

“We created Anchore to empower developers to build secure software quickly and more efficiently,” said Ziouani. “Given our progress to date, backed by strong adoption this past year, we’re now ready to scale our sales, professional services, and engineering resources globally to meet the need and achieve our mission to bring the benefits of container workflow security to customers around the world.”

Enterprises have been pursuing a shift-left approach to security by introducing automated workflows early in the software development lifecycle to detect and remediate issues before they reach production. And to accomplish this, Anchore has become the container security tool of choice by numerous Fortune 500 companies and is a required component of the United States Department of Defense DevSecOps Reference Architecture.

This round of funding will be used to expand the product’s capability to secure more stages of the container lifecycle and to provide security teams with additional insight into their risks and vulnerabilities.

“We believe Anchore is uniquely positioned to dominate the space around container workflow security,” added Ilya Kirnos, Managing Director and CTO at SignalFire. “With a solid open-source foundation, strong customer adoption, and a seasoned executive team from Ansible and Red Hat, Anchore has all the elements of success. We’re thrilled to share in this exciting journey.”