Containerization is becoming an increasingly popular choice in software development, as it helps developers to create and deploy high-profile applications more quickly. The main advantage of the technology is its autonomy, which is reflected in its name. Like bagged cargo on a container ship, separate from the ship itself but moving within it, the container holds everything needed to develop, deliver and deploy an application (microservice) – the binary code, associated configurated files, libraries and dependencies. That makes containerized applications easily portable, highly reliable and capable of being run by distributed teams.
Containerized environments need protection, as the number of cyberincidents grows. To counter this problem, Kaspersky launched Kaspersky Container Security, a specialized solution for containerized environments designed to protect businesses that already use or plan to implement containers. The product provides security for all stages of containerized application development. Besides the development process, the solution protects runtime, for example,it controls the launch of only trusted containers, the operation of application and services inside the containers, and monitors the traffic.
There are three main components in Kaspersky Container Security: ‘KCS scanner’, ‘KCS agent’, and managing ‘KCS server’:
Kaspersky Container Security easily integrates into DevSecOps framework of organization, CI/CD pipelines and infrastructure. It can strengthen DevOps protection both for companies with developed DevSecOps processes and for companies that only begin to implement them. The solution also allows predictable deadlines to be set for the application to be released due to the automation of security and compliance checks on all the stages.
“Containerization is the new normal, but its risks are not covered by traditional endpoint or virtual machine security solutions. It requires specific solutions. Therefore, we are launching Kaspersky Container Security (KCS), a solution that protects containerized application during its life cycle including runtime, the most vulnerable area. KCS helps our customers to build the DevSecOps process, where security is ensured at every stage of development. This launch is an important step towards one of Kaspersky’s key goals – to provide comprehensive protection to all types of digital assets of our customers,” comments Timofey Titkov, Head of Cloud & Network Security Product Line at Kaspersky.
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 CI/CD (continuous integration and continuous deployment) pipeline is a series of steps (such as building, testing, and deploying code) that must be performed in order to deliver a new version of software.