Portshift Shows Holistic Microservice Security at KubeCon 2019 Leveraging Istio Service Mesh

Company Highlights Advantages of Service Mesh to Unify Protection of Internal/External Container-Based IT Resources

SAN DIEGO, CA – November 18, 2019Portshift, a leader in identity-based workload protection for cloud-native applications, today announced the company’s exhibition in booth SE30 at KubeCon 2019, held at the San Diego Convention Center from November 18-21. At the Kubernetes + CloudNative conference, Portshift will exhibit service mesh-enabled security and feature the company’s identity-based workload protection platform for containers and microservices.

KubeCon is the de-facto Kubernetes developer and user conference for DevOps professionals as K8s has become the leading container management platform. However, as adoption continues to grow so do the security challenges. As a result, it is no longer enough to simply implement the open-source platform within the enterprise. Organizations today must create a secure environment between Kubernetes microservices and external IT resources, which a service mesh enables.

The Portshift identity-based cloud-native workload protection platform now uses Istio Service Mesh to provide runtime security for Kubernetes clusters and the associated ecosystem. Portshift runtime security is an intuitive and centralized way to govern Kubernetes microservices, both internal services within the Kubernetes cluster or between clusters. The workload protection provider’s security platform creates a dedicated authentication and authorization verification microservice which can also be extended to include additional external resources. With Portshift, the administrator creates a simple security policy that encrypts communications with a single click.

Expanding on the topic of Kubernetes security, Portshift’s VP of Product Management, Ariel Shuper, is hosting a presentation on the K8s serverless threat landscape, which differs from container security. In his discussion, Shuper will provide specific examples, such as how coding mistakes can expose applications despite the extremely ephemeral workloads. The talk will show how combining preventative methods with more offensive methods such as tripwires can provide much better visibility and reduce the risk of Knative workloads being used as attack vehicles. The presentation will be held on Wednesday, November 20th at 5:20 pm in room 29ABCD in the upper level of the San Diego Convention Center during KubeCon.

“As enterprises continue the widespread adoption of Kubernetes, it will become increasingly important that cloud-native identity-based protection is in place,” said Zohar Kaufman, VP R&D, Portshift. “With Portshift, administrators receive runtime security for mission-critical Kubernetes clusters that centralizes a holistic approach to microservice security. As a premier venue for the discussion around K8s security, we look forward to meeting with show attendees on this important subject.”

Portshift will present the company’s identity-based workload protection platform for Kubernetes in booth SE30. To learn more, visit with the company at the show or visit Portshift at https://www.portshift.io/product/.

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About Portshift

Portshift is an identity-based cloud workload protection platform that secures applications from CI/CD to runtime. Portshift enables organizations to know which applications are running on their cloud environments, to see and enforce how the applications communicate and to easily find information that is associated with their development and deployment cycles enabling DevOps teams to orchestrate security as part of their day-to-day job. Portshift’s unique model introduces a security framework that is decoupled from network and operations, allowing for accelerated software delivery at any scale. Portshift was spun out of think tank and company-builder Team8. Go to portshift.io for more info.