AccuKnox Inc

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AccuKnox Inc.
IndustryCloud Security, Kubernetes Security
Founded2020; 4 years ago (2020)
  • Nat Natraj
  • Phil Porras
  • Rahul Jadhav
  • Asif Ali
Headquarters7772 Orogrande Pl, Cupertino, California 95014
  • CNAPP (Cloud Native Application Protection Platform)
  • CWPP (Cloud Workload Protection Platform)
  • CSPM (Cloud Security Posture Management)

AccuKnox Inc. is a Zero Trust Cloud Native Application Protection Platform, offering innovative solutions for securing workloads against software supply chain issues, vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, and malicious adversaries. AccuKnox has established itself as a leading multi-cloud security company, providing open-source and enterprise solutions that protect applications, data, and networks.[1][2]


AccuKnox was established in August 2020 by the co-founders Nat Natraj, Phil Porras, Rahul Jadhav, and Asif Ali in partnership with SRI International (formerly Stanford Research Institute) and CyberSecurity Computer Science Labs. AccuKnox solutions are anchored on seminal inventions in container security, anomaly detection, and data provenance. The company is committed to delivering zero-trust security solutions to address the needs of current and emerging cybersecurity challenges.[3]

AccuKnox is a core contributor to KubeArmor®, a widely recognized runtime security solution within the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). Leveraging an open-source approach, AccuKnox addresses runtime attacks and excels in network security.[4][5]

The company's Zero Trust CNAPP offering plays a pivotal role in aiding organizations with digital transformation while mitigating cybersecurity risks. It integrates Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM), Kubernetes Security Posture Management (KSPM), and the Cloud Workload Protection Platform (CWPP).[6][7]

AccuKnox leverages foundational open-source platforms like eBPF, SPIFFE, OPA, and Kyverno to provide comprehensive security, compliance, and governance solutions for public and private clouds.[8][9][10][11]

In 2022, AccuKnox joined the VMware Technology Alliance Partner Program and made its runtime security available on the VMware Marketplace. The company also participated in the 5G Open Innovation Lab Development Program and commenced a research project with SRI International and Ohio State University, supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Convergence Accelerator, focusing on 5G security.[12][13]


In 2023, AccuKnox formed strategic alliances to enhance its cloud security offerings. It partnered with Livanta LLC to strengthen cloud security and compliance. AccuKnox also collaborated with ONDA to provide a zero-trust CNAPP solution. Additionally, it joined forces with Touchstone Security to offer comprehensive cloud security services. In a bid to expand its presence, AccuKnox partnered with Brasec to deliver comprehensive cloud security services in Brazil and Latin America, underscoring its commitment to advancing cloud security solutions on a global scale.[14]

Furthermore, AccuKnox has joined esteemed partners, including Mimik Technologies and IBM, as a project partner in the Open Horizon initiative.[15]


AccuKnox has raised $10.6 million USD in funding to support its growth and development. In April 2021, the company closed an oversubscribed $4.6 million seed financing round led by National Grid Partners, with strategic participation from SRI, z5Capital, and Outliers VC. In March 2023, AccuKnox raised an additional $6 million in Seed Prime funding, with MDSV leading the investment, supported by Avanta Ventures, Dolby Family Ventures, DreamIT Ventures, 5G Open Innovation Labs, and National Grid Partners.[16]


AccuKnox offers a comprehensive suite of cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions and products tailored to address evolving security challenges across various domains:

  • Zero Trust CNAPP: AccuKnox's Zero Trust CNAPP is a cutting-edge cybersecurity solution that ensures end-to-end security for applications and data, from code development to deployment in the cloud. It integrates various security modules, including AppSec, Cloud Security, and Runtime Security (CSPM, ASPM, CIEM, CWPP, and KIEM), providing comprehensive threat identification, prioritization, and mitigation within a single platform.
  • Build to Runtime Security: AccuKnox takes a holistic approach to security that covers the entire application development and deployment cycle. It offers end-to-end security solutions that safeguard applications right from their initial development stages through deployment in cloud environments.
  • 5G Security: Leveraging expertise in 5G security, AccuKnox addresses the unique security challenges presented by the widespread adoption of 5G networks. This focus ensures the protection of critical infrastructure and data within the 5G ecosystem.
  • IoT/Edge Security: AccuKnox specializes in providing tailored security solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) and edge computing environments. These solutions are designed to safeguard connected devices and edge devices against cyber threats.
  • Static Code Security: AccuKnox offers robust static code analysis solutions to identify and mitigate security vulnerabilities in codebases, enhancing overall software security.
  • CI/CD Security (Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment): AccuKnox extends its security expertise to the CI/CD pipeline, ensuring that security is an integral part of the development process and reducing the risks associated with rapid code changes and deployments.

In the media



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