Posted by Julian Alvarado on Friday, November 16th, 2018
Are you thinking about container security? Traditional application security isn’t meant for container deployments. Learn strategies for securing your containers.
Are you thinking about container security? Maybe not as much as you should.
Container frameworks are incredibly popular because they can simplify and accelerate deployment times by packaging operating system components, applications, and all dependencies into layers within an image file. Yet the subject of securing containers remains largely undiscussed.
Traditional security methods and technologies can leave gaps in application security initiatives because they aren’t meant for containerized production environments. Therefore, it is critical that organizations consider the most common container security challenges:
While securing container clusters may seem daunting, security teams can address these challenges with a combination of the right tools, practices, and strategies. For example, organizations with smaller container clusters can conduct manual reviews to determine what works best in their environment. And any organization can benefit from vulnerability management to identify and track all components in its containers.
Our new eBook, 4 Strategies for Securing Container Deployments, outlines some common approaches and technologies for securing containers. With an explanation of how to choose the best container security strategy for your needs, this eBook is an excellent starting point for any organization wanting to develop or improve its approach to container security.
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