THE CHALLENGE: SUPPORTING CONTAINERIZED APPLICATIONS SECURELY
Much of what makes containers so attractive to DevOps teams—portability, scaling, increased development and deployment efficiency, etc.—can also be risk factors because they introduce more points of exposure. While there are some native services available within container platforms like Kubernetes and OpenShift, they lack critical features such as web application firewalls and protocol gateways that can protect you from hacks, bots, and data exfiltration that can put your customer data at risk.
You need a platform that understands the transient nature of events within the cluster and can provision application services appropriately in response.
HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO
When you employ a microservices-based solution, you need security and performance solutions that are aligned with a more dynamic architecture. These application services should be managed as code and integrated into the CI/CD workflow, allowing the security and network teams to keep services up to date without slowing down development. F5 makes it easy to integrate app services directly into the cluster management system, regardless of where it’s hosted.