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DevSecOps Container Security Solutions

Enterprise cloud native container security platform to prevent Zero Day attacks


Kubernetes applications have faced an onslaught of security challenges – exploitable flaws, misconfigurations, coding errors, and infiltrations by hacking teams. Open-source projects are increasingly becoming breeding grounds for malicious logic, while software update services are exploited as dynamic backdoors, injecting malicious code at runtime.

Pain Points in Container Security

  • Vulnerability Onslaught – Numerous security incidents plague Kubernetes applications.
  • Dynamic Threats – Hacking teams actively exploit open-source projects and update services.
  • Insufficient Security Policies – DevOps teams struggle with integrating effective security policies.
  • Half of Docker hub images contained at least one critical vulnerability.
  • Programming errors, infrastructure vulnerabilities, and misconfigurations.
  • 430% growth in cyber attacks targeting open-source software projects.
  • Sophisticated hacking teams actively seeding open-source projects with malicious logic and pre-infected images.

Comprehensive Container Security Solutions

Restrict the behavior of containers and nodes (VMs) at the system level. Traditional container security solutions protect containers by determining their inter-container relations (i.e. service flows) at the network level.

In contrast, AccuKnox prevents malicious or unknown behaviors in containers by specifying their desired actions (e.g., a specific process should only be allowed to access a sensitive file, process, or network). AccuKnox also allows operators to restrict the behaviors of nodes (VMs) based on node identities.

  • Full lifecycle container security management
  • Combines Static and Run-time Security
  • Automated Continuous compliance & governance against CIS, PCI, NIST, MITRE
  • Detailed Auditing and Container Forensics powered by eBPF

Container Security Scanning according to NIST Guidelines

Do Not Play Catch-Up with Security Flaws

  • Optimize Platform Configurations
  • Extensive Monitoring and Alerting
  • Automated Incident Response
  • Hardware-Anchored Identity and Trust

AccuKnox Container Security Pillars

  • Proper Platform Configuration
  • Security Automation
  • Purpose-Built Solutions

Take Your Defenses Beyond the Basics

  • Runtime Threat Detection
  • Custom Incident Investigation
  • Self-Learning Anomaly Alerts

Least Permissive Application Management

  • Assume a hostile cyber ecosystem
  • Presume you have been breached
  • Remove trust assumption for apps, libs, and infrastructure
  • Apply a least-permissive security policy against every app
  • Monitor every policy violation that the app performs

YAML policies act as guardians, setting rules for Kubernetes through tools like KubeArmor. They’re like personalized instructions for containers, dictating what they can and cannot do. By specifying details like process paths and labels, these policies ensure that containers operate with just the right amount of access – not too much, not too little.

Proactive Container Security Monitoring against Unauthorized

  • Network Interface usage
  • Backdoor fetch-store-exec operations from subverted process or
  • Embedded malicious logic
  • File system manipulations
  • Process execution, termination, thread hijacking
  • Administrative functions and command invocations

With AccuKnox you get robust identity management for all cross-workload communications and detailed application-level audits and alerts for any permission violations.

Why AccuKnox for Container Security

  • Granular Control:
    Imagine your pod-specific YAML security policies enforcing granular controls with the kernel’s native security services.
  • Least Permissive Constraints
    It’s not about doing the minimum; it’s about doing the least permissive. KubeArmor restricts pod behavior to the bare minimum for security that’s maxed out.
  • Digital Forensics at Scale
    Containers behaving mysteriously? Our digital forensics at scale identifies and subverts unstable behavior with dashboard alerts.
  • Incident Response
    When incidents strike, we don’t just respond; we become the powerhouse. Capturing digital forensics for effective response and fault analysis.
  • Deep Learning Magic with VAE
    VAE isn’t a regular algorithm; it’s a wizard training neural network. Imagine it as your magical sidekick, recognizing normal system call patterns like no other.
  • Performance Breakthrough
    Outperforming standard publishers isn’t just a win; it’s a victory lap. VAE is the Usain Bolt of CPU cost and processing time.
  • Proactive Defense
    It’s not just defense; it’s proactive defense. VAE detects the storm before it hits, identifying unstable and anomalous patterns in your container realm.

Zero Day Attacks cost $3.9M on average

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According to the latest IBM cloud attack report - Each cloud attack on an average costs $3.92M

Total Exposed Attacks in 2024 Costed

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Container security questions, answered!

Cloud Container security safeguards containerized applications against potential dangers and threats. It deals with security tools and guidelines that address every aspect of the container ecosystem, such as infrastructure, runtime, software supply chain, and lifecycle management. This is achieved through:

  • Perimeter monitoring
  • Infrastructure reinforcement
  • Access control implementation
  • Ongoing security posture assessment and improvement

Hardening components, controlling vulnerabilities, and proactively identifying and countering threats are all part of container security requirements.

Protecting data storage, image scanning for dangerous material, and securing container image registries play key roles. Continuous security is necessary throughout the software development life cycle since containers make deployments simpler. Build pipelines, host computers, runtimes (like Docker), orchestrators (like Kubernetes), and application layers are all required activities.

Cloud architects need to understand the technology layer and associated activities to guarantee strong container security.

Container security vulnerabilities are potential flaws, gaps, or malfunctions in how container technologies are configured or work. These flaws can allow attackers to penetrate, tamper with data, or disrupt applications running within containers.

Common issues include out-of-date software, unpatched vulnerabilities, and ineffective encryption mechanisms. To reduce these risks, container vulnerability scanning tools like AccuKnox Enterprise CNAPP examine container images and their dependencies for known vulnerabilities and misconfigurations.

Container security best practices include protecting containerized environments by implementing security controls throughout their lifespan. Top recommendations include:

  • Vulnerabilities can be avoided by scanning and using reliable photos for security.
  • Limiting access and requiring signatures on secure registers to protect image stores.
  • Restricting container permissions and securing deployment for network policies.
  • Using thin, short-lived containers to limit the attack surface by decreasing container size.
  • Monitoring container activity for better temperature and visibility (prompt remediation).

Container security scanning involves detecting security vulnerabilities within containers and their components. The scanning process examines various components, such as software, host OS interactions, and networking configurations, to detect security threats before deployment. Scanners also assess parent images that may contain vulnerabilities.

Container scanning tools like AccuKnox Container Security, Amazon ECR Image Scanning, and Azure Security Center help developers proactively secure their containerized applications.

Protecting containers at every stage of their lifecycle—from creation to deployment and runtime—is known as cloud container security. Security teams see particular difficulties as more companies use container technologies like Docker and Kubernetes.

Attacks on container images, authentication issues, application vulnerabilities, and network flaws are some of the primary dangers. Continuous security procedures are essential to reducing hazards. These include protecting the deployment environment, the containerized workloads during runtime, and the container pipeline.