VMware made important announcements during Connect 2020, the company’s annual cybersecurity user and partner conference. The company intends to acquire Octarine, which has an innovative security platform for Kubernetes applications to help simplify DevSecOps. The other key announcement is the Next-Gen SOC Alliance along with Splunk, IBM Security, Google Cloud’s Chronicle, Exabeam, and Sumo Logic.
To bring security to containers and Kubernetes
With the acquisition of Octarine, VMware aims to bring intrinsic security to containers and Kubernetes. The integration of Octarine’s Kubernetes security platform into the VMware security portfolio will further mitigate risks in several ways.
Octarine’s innovative security platform for Kubernetes applications enables cloud-native environments to be intrinsically secure, from development through runtime. After the acquisition, the Octarine technology will be embedded into the VMware Carbon Black Cloud.
Patrick Morley, general manager and senior vice president, Security Business Unit, VMware, said,
“Acquiring Octarine will enable us to further expand VMware’s intrinsic security strategy to containers and Kubernetes environments by embedding the Octarine technology into the VMware Carbon Black Cloud. This, combined with native integrations with Tanzu, vSphere, NSX and VMware Cloud Foundation, will create what we believe is a unique and compelling solution for intrinsically securing workloads. And, with the addition of our AppDefense capabilities merged into the platform, we can fundamentally transform how workloads are better secured.”
Features of Octarine’s Kubernetes security platform
- Provide full visibility into cloud-native environments so customers can better identify and reduce the risks posed by vulnerabilities and attacks.
- Move beyond static analysis and maintain compliance – customers can create and enforce content-based policies to protect the privacy and integrity of sensitive and regulated information.
- Integrate into the developer lifecycle to analyze and control application risks before they are deployed into production.
- Run alongside service mesh frameworks such as Tanzu Service Mesh to provide native anomaly detection and threat monitoring for cloud and container-based workloads.
- Provide runtime monitoring and control of Kubernetes workloads across hybrid environments for threat detection and response.