Container Security Services Driving the IT Efficiency

Enterprise Security Magazine Europe | Monday, August 05, 2019

Current IT companies are constantly advancing to transform approaches for software development to deliver fast software. As a result, container technology is a favored way to package and deploy software. The arrival on the market of a number of container providers, such as Docker, Linux LXC and others, has given rise to a plausible question. If so, how safe is that? The security of container technology includes everything from the applications to the infrastructure on which they are dependent. Containers have become very popular because they make it easy for an application or service, packaging, and promoting their entire life cycle, different environments, and implementation targets. However, container safety still presents some challenges. Static safety policies and checklists do not scale for the company’s containers.

Containers are a natural fit continuously integrated and delivered. But safety is a bottleneck. Security experts are worried about the safety of container technologies which are now implemented en masse across companies and are very fond of their flexibility and agility. As companies start testing containers, manual audits via tablets and manual tests are all right. However, security processes and solutions should also be scale-up as things stand.

Some organizations use hypervisors to isolate containerized applications in VMs. They do this to not to allow attackers to move sideways within the application stack to access data from other applications. Although this strategy can limit the severity of an attack, it does not prevent the attack.

Unlike runtime security, the security management of vulnerability in container security enabling equipment is a proactive step in eliminating vulnerabilities and preventing attacks before they occur. Organizations need to know what they contain to secure their containers. After all, something cannot be patched if it is unknown.

There is hardly any company today that is not open to container-specific virtualization of its infrastructure. They are designated as a better alternative to full-blown virtual machines because of their mobility potential, both internally and in the cloud, together with their low costs. The main advantages include the light weight of virtual machines, fast booting, independent infrastructure and many more. The best match for immutable infrastructure is container technology, which improves safety and provides both scalability and flexibility in the area of application development. However, companies have the freedom to choose the solution they feel fits their business structure perfectly while providing the services they wish to receive.

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