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Sep 13, 2023   |  By Utpal Bhatt
In today’s cloud-driven landscape, containerized workloads are at the heart of modern applications, driving agility, scalability, and innovation. However, as these workloads become increasingly distributed across multi-cluster, multi-cloud, and hybrid environments, the challenge of securing them grows exponentially. Traditional network security measures designed for static network boundaries are ill-suited for the dynamic nature of containerized applications.
Sep 6, 2023   |  By Giri Radhakrishnan
This release, we’re really excited about major improvements to Calico’s workload-centric WAF. We’ve made it much easier for users to configure and deploy the WAF in just a few clicks and we’ve also made it much easier to review and manage WAF alerts through our new Security Events feature.
Aug 9, 2023   |  By Phil DiCorpo
Calico has recently introduced a powerful new policy recommendation engine that enables DevOps, SREs, and Kubernetes operators to automatically generate Calico policies to implement namespace isolation and improve the security posture of their clusters.
Aug 3, 2023   |  By Aadhil Abdul Majeed
The microservices architecture provides developers and DevOps engineers significant agility that helps them move at the pace of the business. Breaking monolithic applications into smaller components accelerates development, streamlines scaling, and improves fault isolation. However, it also introduces certain security complexities since microservices frequently engage in inter-service communications, primarily through HTTP-based APIs, thus broadening the application’s attack surface.
Jul 27, 2023   |  By Laura Ferguson
The challenges companies face regarding private and professional data protection are more important today than ever. In the modern enterprise, cloud computing and the use of cloud-native architectures enable unmatched performance, flexibility, velocity, and innovation. However, as digitalization pushes applications and services to the cloud, cyber criminals’ intrusion techniques have become increasingly sophisticated.
Jul 25, 2023   |  By Anantha Kasetty
In a previous blog post, Hands-on guide: How to scan and block container images to mitigate SBOM attacks, we looked at how Software Supply Chain threats can be identified and assessed. The severity of these vulnerabilities determine the posture or scan result for an image i.e. Pass, Warning or Fail. The next question is “What can we do with these results?”.
Jul 18, 2023   |  By Faisal Naseem
Microservices security is a growing concern for businesses in the face of increasing cyber threats. With application layer attacks being a leading cause of breaches, it’s more important than ever to safeguard the HTTP-based communication between microservices within a Kubernetes cluster. Traditional web application firewalls (WAFs) are not designed to address this specific challenge, but Calico WAF offers a unique solution.
Jul 11, 2023   |  By Dhiraj Sehgal
With the rapid adoption of Kubernetes in organizations and the push to standardize the orchestration of resources with this approach, databases are now also being deployed into Kubernetes. Historically, persistent workloads like databases were not recommended for their deployment into Kuberntes as it was complex to manage how data would be stored. This was a result of Kubertnes originally being designed for non persistent microservice architectures.
Jul 6, 2023   |  By Sebastien Le Liepvre
In this blog post, I will be talking about audit and compliance and how to implement it with Calico. Most IT organizations are asked to meet some standard of compliance, whether internal or industry-specific. However organizations are not always provided with the guidance to implement it. Furthermore, when guidance has been provided, it is usually applicable to a more traditional and static environment and doesn’t address the dynamic nature of Kubernetes.
Jun 26, 2023   |  By Dhiraj Sehgal
We are excited to introduce the early preview releases for Calico Enterprise 3.17. This release focuses on helping enterprises have a strong security posture for their containers and Kubernetes clusters. Let’s go through some of the highlights of this release.
Jun 11, 2021   |  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.
Jun 11, 2021   |  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.
Jun 11, 2021   |  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.
Jun 11, 2021   |  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.
Jun 11, 2021   |  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.
Jun 11, 2021   |  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.
Jun 11, 2021   |  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.
Jun 11, 2021   |  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.
Apr 21, 2021   |  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.
Nov 2, 2020   |  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.
Feb 26, 2019   |  By Tigera
This whitepaper explains five best practices to help meet network security and compliance requirements for modern microservices stack.
Feb 26, 2019   |  By Tigera
Discover how Tigera can help you achieve a scalable, secure, and compliant approach to containers on AWS.
Feb 1, 2019   |  By Tigera
This guide contains detailed technical instructions on how to install and configure network security on Kubernetes platforms.
Jan 1, 2019   |  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.
Dec 1, 2018   |  By Tigera
OpenShift provides a declarative, automated platform to integrate developer workflows into application deployments leveraging open source building blocks such as Kubernetes.
Nov 1, 2018   |  By Tigera
Applying a uniform policy framework allows enterprises to achieve consistent network policy across multiple container orchestrators.
Oct 1, 2018   |  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.