Tigera

San Francisco, CA, USA
2016
Oct 21, 2021   |  By John Armstrong
Containers have changed how applications are developed and deployed, with Kubernetes ascending as the de facto means of orchestrating containers, speeding development, and increasing scalability. Modern application workloads with microservices and containers eventually need to communicate with other applications or services that reside on public or private clouds outside the Kubernetes cluster. However, securely controlling granular access between these environments continues to be a challenge.
Oct 14, 2021   |  By Dhiraj Sehgal
Calico Cloud is an industry-first security and observability SaaS platform for Kubernetes, containers, and cloud. Since its launch, we have seen customers use Calico Cloud to address a range of security and observability problems for regulatory and compliance requirements in a matter of days and weeks. In addition, they only paid for the services used, instead of an upfront investment commitment, thus aligning their budgets with their business needs.
Oct 12, 2021   |  By Noah Crowley
Congratulations to the Kubespray team on the release of 2.17! This release brings support for two of the newer features in Calico: support for the eBPF data plane, and also for WireGuard encryption. Let’s dive into configuring Kubespray to enable these new features.
Oct 8, 2021   |  By John Armstrong
Observability is a staple of high-performing software and DevOps teams. Research shows that a comprehensive observability solution, along with a number of other technical practices, positively contributes to continuous delivery and service uptime.
Oct 5, 2021   |  By Lance Robson
Amazon EKS Anywhere is an official Kubernetes distribution from AWS. It’s a new deployment option for Amazon EKS that allows the creation and operation of on-premises Kubernetes clusters on your existing infrastructure.
Sep 28, 2021   |  By Reza Ramezanpour
Public cloud infrastructures and microservices are pushing the limits of resources and service delivery beyond what was imaginable until very recently. In order to keep up with the demand, network infrastructures and network technologies had to evolve as well. Software-defined networking (SDN) is the pinnacle of advancement in cloud networking; by using SDN, developers can now deliver an optimized, flexible networking experience that can adapt to the growing demands of their clients.
Sep 22, 2021   |  By Ratan Tipirneni
Internet-facing applications are some of the most targeted workloads by threat actors. Securing this type of application is a must in order to protect your network, but this task is more complex in Kubernetes than in traditional environments, and it poses some challenges. Not only are threats magnified in a Kubernetes environment, but internet-facing applications in Kubernetes are also more vulnerable than their counterparts in traditional environments.
Sep 16, 2021   |  By Chris Tomkins
This post will highlight and explain the importance of a pluggable data plane. But in order to do so, we first need an analogy. It’s time to talk about a brick garden wall! Imagine you have been asked to repair a brick garden wall, because one brick has cracked through in the summer sun. You have the equipment you need, so the size of the job will depend to a great extent on how easily the brick can be removed from the wall without interfering with all the ones around it. Good luck.
Sep 7, 2021   |  By Dhiraj Sehgal
We are excited to announce Calico Enterprise 3.9, which provides faster and simpler live troubleshooting using Dynamic Packet Capture for organizations while meeting regulatory and compliance requirements to access the underlying data. The release makes application-level observability resource-efficient, less security intrusive, and easier to manage. It also includes pod-to-pod encryption with Microsoft AKS and AWS EKS with AWS CNI.
Aug 31, 2021   |  By Reza Ramezanpour
It has been a while since I have been excited to write about encrypted tunnels. It might be the sheer pain of troubleshooting old technologies, or countless hours of falling down the rabbit hole of a project’s source code, that always motivated me to pursue a better alternative (without much luck). However, I believe luck is finally on my side.
Jun 11, 2021   |  By Tigera
Security as an afterthought is no longer an option and must be deeply embedded in the design and implementation of the products that will be running in the cloud. It is increasingly more critical for many security teams to be almost, if not equally, knowledgeable of the emerging and rapidly evolving technology. Join Manish Sampat from Tigera, as explores the topic in detail with Stan Lee from Paypal.
Jun 11, 2021   |  By Tigera
Security is critical for your Kubernetes-based applications. Join this session to learn about the security features and best practices for safeguarding your Kubernetes environments.
Jun 11, 2021   |  By Tigera
Compliance automation is a commonly overlooked area of Kubernetes observability. The question is: how do you automate compliance to a security framework that isn’t well understood by DevSecOps teams to begin with? This lack of understanding contributes to mismanaged compliance efforts and in a worst-case scenario, audit exposures and organizational risk. This talk will walk through an example of how to 1) map compliance controls to specific Kubernetes technical configuration 2) automate the assessment of those controls 3) visualize the assessment results. DevSecOps teams will better understand how to incorporate compliance automation alongside security automation.
Jun 11, 2021   |  By Tigera
"Companies of various sizes are building their applications on Kubernetes because it provides significant operational benefits like autoscaling, self-healing, extensibility, and declarative deployment style. However, the operational benefits are only a starting point down the path of building a secure and observable platform that enables the continuous delivery of application workloads. This session shows how to build a fully operational platform, leveraging platform-oriented building blocks to address network security and observability.
Jun 11, 2021   |  By Tigera
As more production workloads migrated to the cloud, the need for Intrusion Detection Systems(IDS) grew to meet compliance and security needs. With the number of workloads in each cluster, IDS needs to be efficient to not take up the shared resources. Techniques such as packet inspection and web application firewalls provide a solid defense against threats and by leveraging the cluster's network control pane, we are able to selectively choose vulnerable workloads and provide an easy way to trace back to the origin of the attack.
Jun 11, 2021   |  By Tigera
Congratulations! You’re now cloud-native with microservices. No more legacy monoliths. However, troubleshooting takes time, debugging is difficult, and security is scary. How can you scale your organization without losing an understanding of your environment? Services mesh is here to help! It gives you the observability of connected services and is easier to adopt than you might think. Come and learn service mesh concepts, best practices, and key challenges.
Jun 11, 2021   |  By Tigera
Early adoption of Kubernetes came with its set of challenges for Box, that led to innovative solutions & learnings. In this session, the speaker will take you through some of those solutions around Kubernetes Observability & best practices which will make your Kubernetes journey easier.
Jun 11, 2021   |  By Tigera
Technologies come, and technologies go. Sadly, we're not all riding Segways to work! Calico was designed with change in mind and is adaptable, supporting different data plane technologies with different goals. In this talk, we'll cover.
Jun 11, 2021   |  By Tigera
Calico/VPP data plane renderer was introduced as Tech Preview in Calico 3.19 for Kubernetes. It leverages the FD.io/VPP userspace data plane which brings great benefits in terms of performance and flexibility for large-scale Kubernetes clusters. Thanks to its fast IPSec & Wireguard implementation, it makes it possible to provide intra-cluster full mesh crypto without compromising performance. Beyond performance, it implements differentiated features like MagLev based load balancing with DSR for k8s services making it a good choice for large-scale applications having strong high availability requirements. This is the first release but moving forward, it will provide support for superfast packet-oriented virtual interfaces as well TCP/UDP/Quic stack to applications having extreme networking performance.
Jun 11, 2021   |  By Tigera
Learn how eBPF will bring a richer picture of what's going on in your cluster, without changing your applications. With eBPF we can safely collect information from deep within your applications, wherever they interact with the kernel. For example, collecting detailed socket statistics to root-cause network issues, or pinpointing the precise binary inside a container that made a particular request for your audit trail. This allows for insights into the behavior (and security) of the system that previously would have needed every process to be (manually) instrumented.
Apr 21, 2021   |  By Tigera
Through practical guidance and best practice recommendations, this book will help you understand why cloud-native applications require a modern approach to security and observability practices, and how to implement such practices in your organization.
Nov 2, 2020   |  By Tigera
A step-by-step eBook covering everything you need to know to confidently approach Kubernetes networking, starting with basic networking concepts, all the way through to advanced Kubernetes networking with eBPF.
Feb 26, 2019   |  By Tigera
Discover how Tigera can help you achieve a scalable, secure, and compliant approach to containers on AWS.
Feb 26, 2019   |  By Tigera
This whitepaper explains five best practices to help meet network security and compliance requirements for modern microservices stack.
Feb 1, 2019   |  By Tigera
This guide contains detailed technical instructions on how to install and configure network security on Kubernetes platforms.
Jan 1, 2019   |  By Tigera
Tigera commission an unbiased, third-party research firm to speak with enterprise security professionals to understand the state of network security with modern applications.
Dec 1, 2018   |  By Tigera
OpenShift provides a declarative, automated platform to integrate developer workflows into application deployments leveraging open source building blocks such as Kubernetes.
Nov 1, 2018   |  By Tigera
Applying a uniform policy framework allows enterprises to achieve consistent network policy across multiple container orchestrators.
Oct 1, 2018   |  By Tigera
Using simplicity to deliver the performance, stability, and manageability for application connectivity at scale in cloud native platforms such as Kubernetes.

Kubernetes is being adopted by every major enterprise on the planet for deploying modern, containerized applications. However, containers are highly dynamic and break their existing security models. Tigera provides zero-trust network security and continuous compliance for Kubernetes platforms that enables enterprises to meet their security and compliance requirements.

Tigera’s technology is recognized and trusted as the de facto standard for Kubernetes network security. Our open source software, Tigera Calico, provides production-grade security, and our commercial offerings layer on advanced security capabilities, enterprise controls, and compliance reporting.

Kubernetes Requires a Modern Approach to Security and Compliance:

  • Zero-Trust Network Security: With 40% or more of all breaches originating from within the network, you must always have to assume that something has been compromised. Applications running on Kubernetes make heavy use of the network for service to service communication. However, most clusters have been left wide open and are vulnerable to attack. A zero trust approach is the most secure way to lock down your Kubernetes platform.
  • Continuous Compliance: Kubernetes is dynamic and constantly changing. Moments after a compliance audit is completed the environment will have changed again. A continuous compliance solution is the only way to prove that your security controls have been implemented properly now and historically.
  • Visibility and Traceability: Applications running on Kubernetes Platforms have constantly changing IP addresses and locations that makes it impossible to use traditional flow logs to debug issues and investigate anomalous activity. The only accurate approach is to use Kubernetes labels and workload identity in your netflow logs.
  • Multi-cloud and Legacy: Many applications running on Kubernetes will not be greenfield. Applications often need to communicate securely with other systems outside of the cluster, such as on-premises or cloud-based VMs, bare metal servers and databases. To achieve zero trust security for Kubernetes, your security policies must be capable of expanding beyond the cluster.

Zero Trust Network Security and Continuous Compliance for Kubernetes Platforms.