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Fugue, the leader in cloud security and compliance automation, today announced a strategic partnership agreement with In-Q-Tel (IQT). IQT is the not-for-profit strategic investor that accelerates the development and delivery of innovative technology solutions to support the mission of U.S. government agencies that keep our nation safe.

Fugue automates security and compliance for cloud infrastructure. By preventing compliance violations and automatically returning unauthorized infrastructure changes to a known-good baseline, Fugue eliminates misconfiguration vulnerabilities without the need for human intervention. Gartner estimates that through 2020, 80 percent of cloud breaches will be due to misconfigurations and human error.

“Fugue’s strategic partnership with IQT will help U.S. government agencies keep their cloud infrastructure environments secure and in compliance with policy,” said Phillip Merrick, CEO of Fugue. “IQT has played a critical and strategic role in advancing the most innovative technologies to ensure U.S. security. We’re proud of our partnership with IQT and the opportunity to help support this important mission.”

“Security technologies designed for datacenter infrastructure have not kept up with the dynamic and scalable nature of cloud,” said Mike Ferrari, Principal, Investments, IQT. “Fugue’s cloud-native solution is transforming how cloud infrastructure security and compliance can be achieved. We believe it will help government agencies and commercial entities ensure safe and secure cloud computing.”

About In-Q-Tel (IQT)

In-Q-Tel (IQT) is the not-for-profit strategic investor that accelerates the development and delivery of cutting-edge technologies to U.S. government agencies that keep our nation safe. IQT was established in 1999 with a distinct mission: to identify and partner with startup companies developing innovative technologies that protect and preserve our nation’s security. Visit for more information.

About Fugue

Fugue finds security risks and compliance violations in your cloud infrastructure and ensures they are never repeated. Fugue knows what is supposed to be running in your cloud environments, and, if any unauthorized changes are made, Fugue returns resources to a known-good state. The company has eight patents granted and 16 pending. Based in Maryland, Fugue’s investors include New Enterprise Associates, Future Fund, Maryland Venture Fund, and Core Capital Partners. Fugue is an AWS Advanced Technology Partner and a Launch Partner in the AWS Cloud Management Tools Competency Program in the Governance category. Gartner named Fugue a Cool Vendor in Cloud Computing 2017. To learn more about Fugue, visit

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