The Pros and Cons to Managing and Securing Containers

When it comes to securing a public cloud infrastructure, many organizations are under the impression that the workloads they run are secured by their cloud services provider. This isn’t necessarily the case and the lackadaisical attitude has resulted in several high-profile breaches.

These breaches, unfortunately, continue to occur despite the steady reminders that public cloud is a shared responsibility model. The reality is, organizations must insure their workloads in the cloud are secure.

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According to the Application Market Research Report the global application container market is expected to grow from its 2017 $890 million in to $4.4 billion by 2023. That’s a compound annual growth rate of roughly 31%!

While application containers promise to help developers more effectively build and manage applications, more readily adopt microservices, and improve software environment portability — they can also, unfortunately, increase risk.

While traditional applications installed on servers require those dependencies to run, containers are software packages that include all of the application code and dependencies so that, unlike traditional servers, the application can easily move from one environment to another.

Of course, agility and portability aren’t free. And containers, just like with virtualization, make it all too simple for bad habits to slide in. If these containers go unmanaged, they will certainly pose a significant risk.

Good container and cloud security should provide minimal impact, be as elastic as the cloud service, and be easily to integrate into the cloud and workflow! Interested in learning more about security containers? Contact us today!

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