Tigera

San Francisco, CA, USA
2016
  |  By Giri Radhakrishnan
Calico, the leading solution for container networking and security, unveils a host of new features this spring. From new security capabilities that simplify operations, enhanced visualization for faster troubleshooting, and major enhancements to its popular workload-centric distributed WAF, Calico is set to redefine how you manage and secure your containerized workloads. This blog describes the new capabilities in Calico.
  |  By Joao Coutinho
Network policies are essential for securing your Kubernetes clusters. They allow you to control which pods can communicate with each other, and to what extent. However, it can be difficult to keep track of all of your network policies and to ensure that they are configured correctly. This is especially true if you have a large and complex cluster with more than 100 nodes. One way to address this challenge is to leverage Prometheus and AlertManager embedded in Calico Enterprise/Cloud.
  |  By Amit Gupta
Observability, especially in the context of cloud-native applications, is important for several reasons. First and foremost is security. By design, cloud-native applications rely on multiple, dynamic, distributed, and highly ephemeral components or microservices, with each microservice operating and scaling independently to deliver the application functionality.
  |  By Dhiraj Sehgal
Microsegmentation represents a transformative approach to enhancing network security within Kubernetes environments. This technique divides networks into smaller, isolated segments, allowing for granular control over traffic flow and significantly bolstering security posture. At its core, microsegmentation leverages Kubernetes network policies to isolate workloads, applications, namespaces, and entire clusters, tailoring security measures to specific organizational needs and compliance requirements.
  |  By Reza Ramezanpour
Before we start this blog post, let’s acknowledge that the only way to secure your environment from any vulnerability is to update the vulnerable hardware or software with patches that the author or the project community releases. Every other form of mitigation is only a way to provide an extended time for critical applications that cannot be updated immediately.
  |  By Utpal Bhatt
Data exfiltration and ransomware attacks in cloud-native applications are evolving cyber threats that pose significant risks to organizations, leading to substantial financial losses, reputational damage, and operational disruptions. As Kubernetes adoption grows for running containerized applications, it becomes imperative to address the unique security challenges it presents.
  |  By Pooriya Aghaalitari
In the ever-evolving landscape of enterprise networks, the traditional approach of relying on a fortified perimeter to secure internal assets faces significant challenges. The dichotomy of a trusted internal network and an untrusted external environment, enforced by perimeter defenses, has been a longstanding strategy.
  |  By Aadhil Abdul Majeed
DevSecOps is a collaborative practice that incorporates security into the development and delivery of software. DevSecOps encourages a culture where security, development, and operations teams collaborate closely; this collaboration ensures that security considerations are understood and implemented by everyone involved in the software development lifecycle.
  |  By Regis Martins
In my previous blog post, I talked about the eighth use case from the list of nine things you cannot implement using basic Kubernetes network policy — the ability to log network security events. In this final blog post of the series, we’ll be focusing on one last use case: the ability to explicitly deny policies.
  |  By Pooriya Aghaalitari
Ensuring the security of containerized workloads has become a top priority given the accelerated adoption of managed Kubernetes services. The complexity of hosting these workloads securely in the cloud necessitates a comprehensive array of security measures. Among these, network policies and encryption stand out as indispensable prerequisites for safeguarding sensitive workloads in a shared, multi-tenant environment.
  |  By Tigera
Attackers are continuously evolving their techniques to target Kubernetes. They are actively using Kubernetes and Docker functionality in addition to traditional attack surfaces to compromise, gain required privileges and add a backdoor entry to the clusters. A combination of Kubernetes security and observability tools is required to ensure the cloud infrastructure monitoring and lockdown and to enable DevSecOps teams with the right tools for the job.
  |  By Tigera
It’s a daunting task starting down the path to securing your workloads running on Kubernetes in the Cloud. There are no shortages of vendors with great tools in the Cloud security space. There is a multitude of domains that must be accounted for, along with internal challenges in bringing an organization along into new ways of thinking. This talk will focus on Discover’s Cloud security journey, with an overview of how the program has evolved over the last 4 years, key capabilities & concepts that have been embraced and challenges faced.
  |  By Tigera
Security as an afterthought is no longer an option and must be deeply embedded in the design and implementation of the products that will be running in the cloud. It is increasingly more critical for many security teams to be almost, if not equally, knowledgeable of the emerging and rapidly evolving technology. Join Manish Sampat from Tigera, as explores the topic in detail with Stan Lee from Paypal.
  |  By Tigera
Security is critical for your Kubernetes-based applications. Join this session to learn about the security features and best practices for safeguarding your Kubernetes environments.
  |  By Tigera
Compliance automation is a commonly overlooked area of Kubernetes observability. The question is: how do you automate compliance to a security framework that isn’t well understood by DevSecOps teams to begin with? This lack of understanding contributes to mismanaged compliance efforts and in a worst-case scenario, audit exposures and organizational risk. This talk will walk through an example of how to 1) map compliance controls to specific Kubernetes technical configuration 2) automate the assessment of those controls 3) visualize the assessment results. DevSecOps teams will better understand how to incorporate compliance automation alongside security automation.
  |  By Tigera
"Companies of various sizes are building their applications on Kubernetes because it provides significant operational benefits like autoscaling, self-healing, extensibility, and declarative deployment style. However, the operational benefits are only a starting point down the path of building a secure and observable platform that enables the continuous delivery of application workloads. This session shows how to build a fully operational platform, leveraging platform-oriented building blocks to address network security and observability.
  |  By Tigera
As more production workloads migrated to the cloud, the need for Intrusion Detection Systems(IDS) grew to meet compliance and security needs. With the number of workloads in each cluster, IDS needs to be efficient to not take up the shared resources. Techniques such as packet inspection and web application firewalls provide a solid defense against threats and by leveraging the cluster's network control pane, we are able to selectively choose vulnerable workloads and provide an easy way to trace back to the origin of the attack.
  |  By Tigera
Learn how eBPF will bring a richer picture of what's going on in your cluster, without changing your applications. With eBPF we can safely collect information from deep within your applications, wherever they interact with the kernel. For example, collecting detailed socket statistics to root-cause network issues, or pinpointing the precise binary inside a container that made a particular request for your audit trail. This allows for insights into the behavior (and security) of the system that previously would have needed every process to be (manually) instrumented.
  |  By Tigera
Through practical guidance and best practice recommendations, this book will help you understand why cloud-native applications require a modern approach to security and observability practices, and how to adopt a holistic security and observability strategy for building and securing cloud-native applications running on Kubernetes.
  |  By Tigera
A step-by-step eBook covering everything you need to know to confidently approach Kubernetes networking, starting with basic networking concepts, all the way through to advanced Kubernetes networking with eBPF.
  |  By Tigera
Discover how Tigera can help you achieve a scalable, secure, and compliant approach to containers on AWS.
  |  By Tigera
This whitepaper explains five best practices to help meet network security and compliance requirements for modern microservices stack.
  |  By Tigera
This guide contains detailed technical instructions on how to install and configure network security on Kubernetes platforms.
  |  By Tigera
Tigera commission an unbiased, third-party research firm to speak with enterprise security professionals to understand the state of network security with modern applications.
  |  By Tigera
OpenShift provides a declarative, automated platform to integrate developer workflows into application deployments leveraging open source building blocks such as Kubernetes.
  |  By Tigera
Applying a uniform policy framework allows enterprises to achieve consistent network policy across multiple container orchestrators.
  |  By Tigera
Using simplicity to deliver the performance, stability, and manageability for application connectivity at scale in cloud native platforms such as Kubernetes.

Kubernetes is being adopted by every major enterprise on the planet for deploying modern, containerized applications. However, containers are highly dynamic and break their existing security models. Tigera provides zero-trust network security and continuous compliance for Kubernetes platforms that enables enterprises to meet their security and compliance requirements.

Tigera’s technology is recognized and trusted as the de facto standard for Kubernetes network security. Our open source software, Tigera Calico, provides production-grade security, and our commercial offerings layer on advanced security capabilities, enterprise controls, and compliance reporting.

Kubernetes Requires a Modern Approach to Security and Compliance:

  • Zero-Trust Network Security: With 40% or more of all breaches originating from within the network, you must always have to assume that something has been compromised. Applications running on Kubernetes make heavy use of the network for service to service communication. However, most clusters have been left wide open and are vulnerable to attack. A zero trust approach is the most secure way to lock down your Kubernetes platform.
  • Continuous Compliance: Kubernetes is dynamic and constantly changing. Moments after a compliance audit is completed the environment will have changed again. A continuous compliance solution is the only way to prove that your security controls have been implemented properly now and historically.
  • Visibility and Traceability: Applications running on Kubernetes Platforms have constantly changing IP addresses and locations that makes it impossible to use traditional flow logs to debug issues and investigate anomalous activity. The only accurate approach is to use Kubernetes labels and workload identity in your netflow logs.
  • Multi-cloud and Legacy: Many applications running on Kubernetes will not be greenfield. Applications often need to communicate securely with other systems outside of the cluster, such as on-premises or cloud-based VMs, bare metal servers and databases. To achieve zero trust security for Kubernetes, your security policies must be capable of expanding beyond the cluster.

Zero Trust Network Security and Continuous Compliance for Kubernetes Platforms.