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Cloud VM Security with Aqua CSP

We have enhanced our Cloud Native Security Platform (CSP) by adding Cloud VM protection capabilities for VMs that are not running container workloads. Aqua now provides a full-stack security solution across all workload types: VMs, containers, and serverless functions, for both Linux and Windows VMs.

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Aqua Celebrates Open Source at Hacktoberfest

It’s that time of the year again - for some people October is a month of beer, and for others (like us) it’s hacking time! Hacktoberfest, named after the famous German festival Oktoberfest, is a wonderful initiative that invites developers from around the world to participate and contribute to Open Source. At Aqua, …

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Serverless Runtime

Performance-Optimized Runtime Protection for Serverless Functions with Aqua

In order to protect serverless functions while they are running, you need to consider the very short execution times and ensure that you’re not slowing down applications or increasing cloud usage costs. In Aqua CSP 4.2, we’ve now introduced advanced runtime protection that does just that, while complementing our …

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Mitigating Container Image Vulnerabilities with Aqua Vulnerability Shield™

Managing known vulnerabilities in container images has been one of the first issues to get the attention of organizations that adopt containers. Knowing what vulnerabilities (CVEs) lurk in your image code is important, but fixing or patching the images that contain vulnerabilities has been a challenge, since it’s …

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Shift Security Left, Then Shift Up

Many of you may be familiar with the shift left security approach in which security is built in at an early stage of the application development life cycle. It is easier and more effective to do it early, rather than discover security issues later in the game, when applications are already deployed. When issues are …

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Aqua Operator: Automating Security for Kubernetes

Aqua recently developed a Kubernetes Operator that was successfully tested and validated by Red Hat standards for integration and supportability. Before we tell you about our new OpenShift-certified Operator, let’s get some context about what an Operator is.

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Knative: The Serverless Environment for Kubernetes Fans

Knative is the newest member of serverless environments that is gaining significant interest and generating a great deal of hype in the Kubernetes/Cloud Native community. It’s an open source framework that was designed to enable the development and deployment of container-based serverless applications that are easy …

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Kubernetes Security

Istio: The Enterprise Upgrade Path to Microservices

Istio, Google’s open source project for large scale, containerized application management was released in May 2017 and has undergone rapid development since then, culminating in the landmark 1.0 release in July 2018. In this blog post we will be exploring what Istio is, how it works and how to adopt it. In …

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Container Security

“Thin OS” Security for Container Hosts

In the spectrum of deployment options available for cloud native applications, the most widely used option, at least presently, is running containers on VMs that use the Linux operating system (or less frequently, bare-metal servers running Linux).

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PKS Security

Security for Pivotal PAS and PKS

After we made the Aqua Security Scanner for PCF announcement last spring, we started the process of supporting Pivotal Container Service (PKS).  Many Pivotal Cloud Foundry PAS customers have tested PKS and many are in production.  

Having been on the security infrastructure side of life for a couple decades, this …

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Securing Serverless: Persistent Security for Ephemeral Environments

Cloud-native workloads terminology is used a lot these days to describe new technologies and deployment models of applications in the cloud universe. Serverless is a notable example of such cloud-native-workloads: it prioritizes simplicity and agility over compatibility, control, and performance SLAs. It’s a …

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