The Boston cybersecurity company Rapid7 has paid $50 million to acquire Alcide, a Tel Aviv maker of software that helps secure cloud-based computer systems.
Alcide makes software for companies that use Kubernetes, an open-source system originally designed by Google to make it easier to deploy and manage enterprise software running on remote computers in the cloud. Kubernetes has become a major global standard in cloud computing. Alcide’s software is designed to help companies ensure that they’re securely building and deploying their Kubernetes services.
The deal is Rapid7′s second recent acquisition aimed at building up its cloud security portfolio. In April, the company paid $145 million for DivvyCloud Corp., a Virginia company whose software helps monitor the ongoing performance of their cloud computing systems.