Puleng Technologies partners with global leader Aqua Security to deliver industry-leading Cloud-Native Security Platform


Johannesburg, 27 Aug 2020
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Puleng Technologies (Puleng) has partnered with Aqua Security (Aqua), the largest pure-play cloud-native security company, to provide prevention, detection and response automation across the entire DevOps application life cycle. The availability of the Aqua Cloud-Native Security Platform will provide local South African customers security and speed without compromise, and allow them to "shift left" early into the DevOps pipeline.

With many organisations leaping into modernising their business to enable rapid digital transformation and with the increasing success of agile software development, through technologies like Docker, Kubernetes, Ansible, Kafka, Elastic and NGINX, the rate of continuous change, the acceleration of modern application and infrastructure development and delivery is unparalleled within our industry’s history.

This rapid shift and the massive competitiveness in today's market is influencing our clients to act first and rapidly plan and deploy; however, in this ever-changing landscape, security can not be an afterthought.

To strengthen the Puleng Infrastructure Services value proposition, the partnership with Aqua Security, coupled with local collaboration with a strategic reputable development partner, will allow us to assist our clients in navigating this daunting world with local technical skills and flexible cost models, while removing obstacles to real digital transformation.

"The Aqua Cloud-Native Security Platform improves security across the organisation's cloud-native environments, by implementing container and serverless security as a part of the constant delivery life cycle, means that business will reduce the risk of the ever-expanding attack surface by preventing vulnerable, untrusted code from being deployed and preventing container drift," says Glenn Morgan, Pre-sales Consultant at Puleng Technologies.

"Aqua's comprehensive strategy, technical innovation, research and development investment, as well as their partner programme, were critical factors in choosing them as our vendor of choice," says Steve James, Executive of Strategy at Puleng Technologies.

As organisations look to transition from traditional legacy software platforms to complete cloud-native SaaS services, the need to secure the entire software development life cycle is paramount, including scanning for known vulnerabilities during the build process, assurance to enforce policies for production code as it is deployed, and run-time controls for visibility into application activity.

Sarah Goodchild, Director, Global Partner Sales at Aqua Security, says: "Our regional partners are crucial to expanding our reach across markets and bringing the benefits of the Aqua Cloud-Native Security Platform to those organisations which can benefit most from it. Puleng's deep expertise and local market knowledge will play a vital role in introducing Aqua to new customers and accelerating digital transformation in the region."

"Through the ease of implementation, overall performance and the completeness of the Aqua platform, we are excited about the possibilities of evangelising the Aqua value proposition, developing their brand and presence and introducing the next tranche of value to our customers, coupled with local skills and expertise," says James.

Aqua Security

Aqua Security is the largest pure-play cloud-native security company, providing customers with the freedom to innovate and run their businesses with minimal friction. The Aqua Cloud-Native Security Platform provides prevention, detection, and response automation across the entire application lifecycle to secure the build, secure cloud infrastructure and secure running workloads wherever they are deployed. Aqua customers are among the world's largest enterprises in financial services, software, media, manufacturing and retail, with implementations across a broad range of cloud providers and modern technology stacks spanning containers, serverless functions, and cloud VMs. For more information, visit www.aquasec.com or follow us on twitter.com/AquaSecTeam.

Puleng Technologies

Puleng Technologies (PTY) Ltd, is a proudly South African ICT company with our roots firmly planted around building local expertise and providing our customers with "Project Success" linked to the solutions we design and support. The Puleng Blueprint provides its customers with a client-centric strategy to manage and secure the two most valuable assets an organisation has: its data and users while facilitating IT and business with a platform to build an efficient, collaborative and integrated cybersecurity program.

Visit http://www.puleng.co.za or follow us on Twitter @PulengTech.

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Puleng Technologies Charlene Niemandt charlenen@puleng.co.za