August 21, 2017

‘Secure by Default’: Docker’s Container Security Messaging

Aug 9, 2017 0 252

Containers are not only “secure by default.” They’re more secure than virtual machines. This, at least, is the thesis that Docker is pushing as container technology matures. Is it accurate? For the first few years following Docker’s ...

Container Security: Who’s Doing It and How It Will Evolve

Jul 25, 2017 2 478

As Docker has grown in popularity, so has the number of container security platforms available to help harden Docker environments against attack. Here’s an overview of the container security landscape today and how it is likely to ...

StackRox Unveils Security Platform for Containers

Jul 21, 2017 0 346

An IT security platform specifically designed for container environments was unveiled this week by StackRox. Wei Lien Dang, vice president of product for StackRox, says existing IT security platforms don’t provide any protection for containers or the ...

Qualys Extends Monitoring Reach to Docker Containers

Jun 12, 2017 0 466

At a Gartner Security and Risk Management conference today, Qualys announced it has extended its continuous monitoring service to support Docker containers. Qualys developed a container sensor that can be distributed as a Docker image to make ...

Coming to Terms with Container Security

May 8, 2017 0 621

When it comes to emerging technologies of almost any kind, there’s a natural amount of fear and loathing involving IT security. In almost every case, security is cited as the No. 1 barrier to adoption. Regardless of ...

5 Common Myths about Containers

Nov 18, 2016 4 3091

Containers are faster. Containers work only on Linux. Containers are insecure. These are all examples of myths about Docker and other container platforms that continue to persist. Some of these misconceptions reflect popular misunderstandings of containers. Others ...

With FlawCheck Acquisition, Tenable Adds Container Security

Oct 26, 2016 0 948

Tenable is synonymous with security, but most widely known for vulnerability management. Now, the company is expanding into the world of containers and container security with its first acquisition in its 14-year history. The purchase of FlawCheck—a ...

The State of Container Security Today

Sep 19, 2016 0 1237

The container security landscape is changing fast as new tools emerge and new challenges arise. Here’s a summary of the current state of container security. To understand container security, it’s necessary first to appreciate that there are ...

Docker 1.12 Release Goes Beyond Swarm Orchestration

Aug 11, 2016 0 1067

Docker 1.12 became generally available on July 28, bringing baked-in Swarm orchestration and performance and security enhancements to the container platform. Here’s a look at what you need to know about the new Docker release. If you’ve ...