Kubernetes Security Firm Alcide Gets AWS Outposts Certificate
Alcide, an Israeli security solutions provider, announced this week that it has been awarded the AWS Outposts Ready status. This signifies that Alcide has successfully integrated with AWS Outposts deployments.
AWS Outposts allows organizations to run their AWS solutions on premises, enabling a “truly consistent hybrid experience.” The service extends AWS infrastructure and services to any co-location space, datacenter, or on-premises facility. The Amazon Web Services (AWS), Service Ready Program includes the AWS Outposts Ready designation.
Alcide is proud to be Outposts-ready. The platform consists of three main modules: Advisor and kAudit. Advisor is a Kubernetes multicluster vulnerability scanner. It covers rich Kubernetes security best practices and compliance checks. kAudit automatically detects suspicious activity and anomalous behavior based on the Kubernetes audit log. It allows you to define custom rules and alerts when certain Kubernetes activities occur. RunTime (ART), a microservices firewall that protects the container network, and a threat detection engine. It also tracks containers running processes.
Joshua Burgin, general manager of the AWS Outposts group said that “We understand the importance to help customers and organizations identify potential security threats in order to take appropriate action.” Alcide Advisor, Alcide ART and Alcide Advisor are available to customers on AWS Outposts. This allows us to provide a complete view of (a customer’s) security posture on their infrastructure on AWS Outposts and in AWS regions, both on-premises and in the cloud. It’s a truly hybrid experience.
Gadi Naor is Alcide’s CTO, co-founder and co-founder. I met him at the beta launch for sKan, which is a solution that provides “end-to end continuous security guardrails” to Kubernetes deployments.
Naor said that customers keep telling us they want Kubernetes security insights for developers. “SKan extends our main security platform into developers’ comfort zone, allowing them to build applications on Kubernetes in an automated and seamless way without interrupting their development workflow.”