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Tigera Raises $10M For Secure Container Networking Technology

Tuesday Jan 30th 2018 by Sean Michael Kerner

Secure container networking startup raises new funding as it goes to market with a zero-trust framework.

Container networking startup Tigera is aiming to accelerate its business with a new round of funding, bringing in $10 million.

The new round was led by Madrona Venture Group and included the participation of New Enterpise Associates (NEA) and Wing Venture Capital. It brought total funding to date up to $23 million.

EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet has been following Tigera since the company was first announced in May 2016 at the CoreOS Fest event in Berlin, Germany.

Tigera got its start as one of the lead backers of the open-source Canal networking effort that combines Project Calico with CoreOS's flannel networking project. A year after Canal and Tigera were first announced, the company spoke at the CloudNativeCon EU/Kubecon event in Berlin, highlighting a year of success.

In December 2017, Tigera launched its CNX enterprise solution that makes use of Kubernetes, Calico and the Istio mesh open-source projects to help enable secure container connectivity in the cloud and in data centers. CNX has a technology Tigera calls ZT-Auth, which is a zero-trust framework for application connectivity.

"We launched CNX last month to provide a zero-trust approach to application connectivity for cloud native applications, across multi-cloud and legacy environments,” Ratan Tipirneni, president and CEO of Tigera, stated. "We've built CNX from the ground up to be operationally simple while providing the controls and compliance demanded by the enterprise."

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet and InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.

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