Container Security: Which solution is best?

IT Central Station users review the highest reviewed solutions in the container security market.


Containers and container orchestration have emerged as highly desirable technologies that give enterprises the agility to embrace new business opportunities in a cloud-centric world. Built to enable the hybrid cloud, containers represent a fundamental opportunity to move beyond traditional, slow, and cost-intensive ways of developing and deploying applications toward truly programmable infrastructure without arbitrary limitations. However, container security must always remain top of mind for businesses looking to use the technology effectively.

Over 388,000 professionals have used IT Central Station research to inform their purchasing decisions. Their latest paper looks at the highest rated container security vendors, profiling each and examining what they can offer enterprise.

Here’s a breakdown of the key players currently active in the market:

Aqua Security

Average Rating: 9.0

Top Comparison: Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks

Overview: Provides development-to-production lifecycle controls for securing containerised

applications that run on-premises or in the cloud, on Windows or Linux, supporting multiple orchestration environments.

Mirantis Container Cloud

Average Rating: 8.9

Top Comparison: Canonical LXD

Overview: Provides an integrated technology suite that enables development and IT operations teams to build, ship, and run distributed applications anywhere.

Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks

Average Rating: 8.4

Top Comparison: Aqua Security

Overview: Delivers complete security across the development lifecycle on any cloud.

Qualys Container Security

Average Rating: 7.0

Top Comparison: Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks

Overview: Enables businesses to discover, track and continuously secure containers – from build to runtime.


Average Rating: 8.5

Top Comparison: WhiteSource

Overview: Enables developers and enterprise security to continuously find & fix vulnerable dependencies without slowing down.

Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform

Average Rating: 8.3

Top Comparison: Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks

Overview: Purpose-built to support organisations running in the cloud and the unique requirements of a cloud-based or hybrid infrastructure.

Tufin Orca

Average Rating: 6.0

Top Comparison: Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks

Overview: Provides cloud-based, security automation for container and microservice environments.

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