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Securing Kafka in Modern Application Environments | Identify Apache Kafka Security Vulnerabilities | Contrast Security

Apache Kafka is one of the most popular platforms for real-time data processing and efficient communication between distributed systems. According to enlyft there are approximately 50,192 companies that use Apache and the number has proliferated rapidly. Apache Kafka was originally developed by LinkedIn and was built for website activity tracking, capturing all the clicks, actions, or inputs on a website. By early 2011 it was made open-source. The main reason for its adoption was its high-throughput and low-latency messaging capabilities. Kafka transformed the way organizations build and manage their application environments. As the utilization of Kafka increases so does the need for securing these environments. 

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from AppSec Observer authored by Omair Dawood, Principal Product Marketing Manager, Contrast Security. Read the original post at: https://www.contrastsecurity.com/security-influencers/securing-kafka-in-modern-application-environments-a-crucial-step-for-todays-businesses