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Alcide Advisor: Continuous Kubernetes Security

May 15, 2019 7:54:00 AM / by Karine Regev posted in alcide advisor

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Alcide Advisor is released to our Early Access program members.

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Top 5 Best Practices for Healthy Kubernetes 1.14 Environments

May 2, 2019 4:01:32 AM / by Guest Writer: Eric Bruno posted in cloud security, kubernetes, microservices, devops, alcide advisor

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If you work with Kubernetes, you’re probably already familiar with basic Kubernetes best practices guides and patterns. But the recent release of Kubernetes v1.14 has introduced some new features, which in turn necessitate new best practices. Most of them center on security and automation, which are top of the list for operations staff, management, and development alike. But there are some others that factor in as well.

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Ready, Set, Go! Kick-Start Your K8s Journey with this 3-day Program

Apr 10, 2019 8:32:19 AM / by Guest Writer: Vince Power posted in cloud security, kubernetes, microservices, devops, kube-advisor

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If you believe all the marketing hype, then Kubernetes is the silver bullet to make containers so routine that they’re boring, and your infrastructure will have better harmony than any boy band in history. If only this were true. 

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Kubernetes 1.14 Release Updates

Apr 4, 2019 3:26:00 AM / by Ori Mendelson posted in cloud security, kubernetes, microservices, devops, kube-advisor

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Kubernetes 1.14 was recently released with several new features and nonetheless important enhancements.

Main highlights include:

  • Support for Windows nodes (graduating from Beta to Stable)
  • Several kubectl improvements (updated plugin mechanism, kustomize Integration, new documentation website)
  • Persistent Local Volumes, which makes locally attached (non-network attached) storage available as a persistent volume source (graduating to GA)

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Alcide Integrates with AWS App Mesh to Provide In- and Out-of-Mesh Micro Segmentation

Mar 27, 2019 2:10:00 PM / by Ori Mendelson posted in cloud security, kubernetes, microservices, devops, Istio, App mesh

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As of  today , Amazon App Mesh Service Mesh is finally available, and Alcide is very proud to be among those select vendors that natively integrate with App Mesh.

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Using Istio to Secure Service Meshes

Mar 20, 2019 10:51:22 AM / by Gadi Naor posted in cloud security, kubernetes, containers, microservices, devops, Istio

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DevOps KPIs: Continuous Integration /Delivery to Security Automation

Mar 7, 2019 4:47:13 AM / by Elad Ishay posted in cloud security, microservices, devops, continuous integration

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DevOps KPIs: How to Measure Success, Part 1- Asset Management and Monitoring

Feb 21, 2019 4:50:57 AM / by Elad Ishay posted in cloud security, kubernetes, microservices, devops, PaaS

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The post is part one of a two blog series on DevOps KPIs
 
DevOps is no longer a new concept. There are entire tool ecosystems, methodologies, and transformation models, as well as endless resources out there to guide companies along the DevOps journey. But how do you do the basics well, and how do you measure success?

The tools you use will differ if you’re running a Platform as a Service (PaaS), running a mobile application, or serving as a bank. Nevertheless, there are some core Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that should be common to all of these environments. This article will take you through the KPIs you should either evaluate or revisit and examine what you should consider when measuring success.

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Breaching the Cyber Defenses of Cloud Deployments with DNS Tunneling

Jan 23, 2019 6:33:48 AM / by Nitzan Niv posted in cloud security, kubernetes, workload protection, microservices, devops, dns tunneling

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Tunneling is the practice of embedding messages of one network protocol within messages of a different network protocol. In a security context, tunneling is a way for an attacker to bypass security boundaries like the perimeter firewall of a cloud deployment by encapsulating malicious traffic within permitted traffic. This blog explores the challenges of detecting DNS tunneling, and offers a solution to how you can detect a DNS tunneling attack on you cloud environments.

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How to Improve Your Kubernetes Security?

Dec 19, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Elad Ishay posted in cloud security, kubernetes, workload protection, containers, microservices, devops

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Last week our team came back from KubeCon Seattle, CNCF largest event to date with over 8000 attendees (!) where they showcased our Microservices Firewall, and I thought that now would be a good time to touch base again and talk about Kubernetes security.

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