Auditing Kubernetes for Secure Configurations

Over the last few years, container technology has gained traction in enterprise environments. And, as a result, use of containerized applications has exploded in the enterprise. Naturally, as its adoption increased, management platforms such as Kubernetes were developed to manage containerized applications. They’ve now become critical to any modern DevOps-focused infrastructure. Tenable recently released an audit to help customers secure this key piece of infrastructure in their environments. What’s Kubernetes? Kubernetes is an open-source orchestration platform for deploying, maintaining and scaling containerized applications. Kubernetes was originally developed by Google, and later donated to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. By leveraging Kubernetes, organizations can: Deploy applications in a predictable manner Scale workloads up and down Limit resource utilization Increase availability through self-healing capabilities Why use Kubernetes? Organizations choose Kubernetes over other orchestration platforms for many reasons: Kubernetes is open source, and part of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which has an impressive list of member organizations Vendor lock-in is reduced, as deployments can leverage bare metal, virtual machines and public or private cloud – or a combination thereof Kubernetes can be used for all size deployments – from single cluster to a scaled-up, federated platform orchestrating multiple geographically diverse clusters Vanilla Kubernetes can easily be extended with enterprise-grade options such...
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