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May 13, 2022   |  By Chris Tomkins
Hey everyone. We’re excited to announce the release of Calico v3.23! Thanks to everyone in the community who contributed to the release. We could not have fitted this many improvements in without you. To view the detailed release notes, please visit us here. While we have many improvements in this release, here’s a brief overview of some of the larger features to be aware of.
Apr 7, 2022   |  By Reza Ramezanpour
An important part of any Kubernetes cluster is the underlying containers. Containers are the workloads that your business relies on, what your customers engage with, and what shapes your networking infrastructure. Long story short, containers are arguably the soul of any containerized environment. One of the most popular open-source container orchestration systems, Kubernetes, has a modular architecture.
Mar 31, 2022   |  By Chris Tomkins
In previous blog posts, my colleagues and I have introduced and explored the Calico eBPF data plane in detail, including learning how to validate that it is configured and running correctly. If you have the time, those are still a great read; you could dive in with the Calico eBPF Data Plane Deep-Dive.
Mar 3, 2022   |  By Reza Ramezanpour
Amazon’s custom-built Graviton processor allows users to create ARM instances in the AWS public cloud, and Rancher K3s is an excellent way to run Kubernetes in these instances. By allowing a lightweight implementation of Kubernetes optimized for ARM with a single binary, K3s simplifies the cluster initialization process down to executing a simple command.
Feb 24, 2022   |  By Laura Ferguson
The rise of cloud native and containerization, along with the automation of the CI/CD pipeline, introduced fundamental changes to existing application development, deployment, and security paradigms. Because cloud native is so different from traditional architectures, both in how workloads are developed and how they need to be secured, there is a need to rethink our approach to security in these environments.
Feb 17, 2022   |  By Dhiraj Sehgal
Calico Cloud has just celebrated its 1-year anniversary! And what better way to celebrate than to launch new features and capabilities that help users address their most urgent cloud security needs. Over the past year, the Tigera team has seen rapid adoption of Calico Cloud for security and observability of cloud-native applications.
Feb 10, 2022   |  By Ratan Tipirneni
First-generation security solutions for cloud-native applications have been failing because they apply a legacy mindset where the focus is on vulnerability scanning instead of a holistic approach to threat detection, threat prevention, and remediation. Given that the attack surface of modern applications is much larger than in traditional apps, security teams are struggling to keep up and we’ve seen a spike in breaches.
Feb 1, 2022   |  By Alara Ozturk
The Project Calico community is one of the most collaborative and supportive communities in the open-source space. Our community has shown great engagement through the years, which has helped us maintain and grow the project. Thanks to our 200+ contributors from all over the world, Calico Open Source (the solution born out of the project) is powering 1.5M+ nodes daily across 166 countries.
Jan 27, 2022   |  By Reza Ramezanpour
Central processing units (CPUs) can be compared to the human brain in that their unique architecture allows them to solve mathematical equations in different ways. x86 is the dominant architecture used in cloud computing at the time of this writing; however, it is worth noting that this architecture is not efficient for every scenario, and its proprietary nature is causing an industry shift toward ARM.
Jan 18, 2022   |  By Chris Tomkins
Monitoring is a critical part of any computer system that has been brought in to a production-ready state. No IT system exists in true isolation, and even the simplest systems interact in interesting ways with the systems “surrounding” them. Since compute time, memory, and long-term storage are all finite, it’s necessary at the very least to understand how these things are being allocated.
Jun 11, 2021   |  By Tigera
Join us as we look at the advantages, but also the practical challenges, of applying modern, policy-as-code ("PaC") approaches in a modern cloud-ready enterprise. This talk will show how Morgan Stanley is drawing upon years of experience in its own proprietary implementation of PaC in its approach to embracing today's ideas. We will look at a diverse set of considerations from GitOps as a method to applying PaC in modern software development and deployment to enforcement of best practices and compliance in the Cloud.
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.
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 adopt a holistic security and observability strategy for building and securing cloud-native applications running on Kubernetes.
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.