Whether you want to get Calico up and running quickly with a basic setup or implement something built for a large and sophisticated system, we’ve got you covered. Our domain expertise allows us to introduce best practices in your organization that we have learned while closely with our clients over the years.
Take advantage of our cloud computing and Kubernetes experts’ extensive understanding of the digital landscape to advise and implement best practices for Kubernetes Network and Security Design with Calico. Our skilled team can offer consultations on a range of topics and areas of concern as it consists of certified GitLab, Kubernetes, and cloud developers.
For end-to-end operations, we assist your team in coming up to speed and provide them with the relevant skill to tackle Calico OSS/Enterprise and Kubernetes. Our training program helps your team get acquainted with the system while also providing them insight into its functionalities and benefits.
Our Calico support team consists of software experts and engineers who have contributed to Project Calico and sales and marketing team members to break down complex problems and provide simple solutions.
As a solution provider, we have competencies in Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), OpenShift, and Suse Rancher Kubernetes which are requirements for becoming Tigera partners, while also excelling in practices related to DevOps, microservices, networking, and security.
The impact and evolution of security in the digital landscape has transformed entirely. Security was initially based on Trust and specified parameters. For example, all physical and digital assets were maintained within the confines of a specific location, whether it was an office or a government facility. The systems maintained an infrastructure that was often connected via an intranet, but the development of the Internet and the functionality it offers allowed these local networks to join the online platform via the cloud and other technology to make the best use of shared resources and interconnectivity. This transition allowed data, technology, and infrastructure to move outside the parameter that required the security models to be reassessed. In Zero Trust, there need to be appropriate safeguards in place to verify users from remote locations and not from within a specific parameter.
The foundation of Zero Trust security arises from always verifying user identity to grant or revoke access to certain information depending on need and authorization clearance. The security authorization can be provided or removed at any point to protect the integrity of the system in case there has been a breach. Zero Trust is both a mindset and a methodology. According to the National Security Agency’s guidelines, it assumes that a breach is inevitable or has likely already occurred, so it constantly limits access to only what is needed. The zero-trust mindset includes four components which are also called the four A’s
Putting the zero trust mindset into practice requires the right user to be logged into the right laptop with appropriate credentials and them having access to the right application. This method frequently employs zero trust technologies such as identity access management, security, micro segmentation, web gateways, and next-generation firewalls, but we all know that criminals can gain access to our laptops or convincingly impersonate an employee, so it’s critical to keep an eye on how people’s devices are behaving and intervene if they appear to be acting suspiciously by limiting access.
Zero Trust security is a robust security theory that states networked entities should not be trusted by default, and therefore you should act as if your application or infrastructure has been hacked and is actively hosting malware. Zero Trust policies rely on real-time transparency into workflows, and they can only work if companies can continually monitor and confirm that requested connections have the appropriate capabilities and attributes to ensure they are secure. As threats and connection properties are all subject to change, a one-time validation will not suffice, and it requires constant updating. Zero Trust is essential for security compliance as it ensures that all access requests are thoroughly reviewed before authorizing connectivity to any of your corporate or cloud assets.
Because of the open nature of cluster networking, Kubernetes is particularly vulnerable to malware dissemination. By default, every pod can link to any other pod, even across namespaces. Without a security approach like Zero Trust, detecting malware or its proliferation within a Kubernetes cluster is incredibly difficult. This inspired Calico to create a Zero Trust environment by combining three key features:
Zero Trust Security offers some exciting features to enhance your information and network safety. The system:
It ensures compliance with business and regulatory data protection regulations that demand encryption, such as HIPAA, PCI, GDPR, and SOX
By default, least privilege access control blocks all network traffic, allowing only approved connections to be executed
Helps shift-left teams maintain the security posture required to meet legislation or your own internal security team’s compliance requirements, allowing you to go to production faster.
Tigera’s Calico Enterprise Zero Trust Security is designed to cater to a wide network of customers ranging from the private to the public sector. Take a look at how your business, enterprise, or government entity can benefit from the security features Tigera has to offer.
Commercial enterprises and organizations must evolve with the times, and Kubernetes is the future to building scalable modern applications to enhance customer experience and business functions. The ease of using K8 apps comes with the need to implement safeguards for monitoring and securing Kubernetes applications without impacting their availability. Tigera’s Calico Enterprise offers a cost-effective solution to manage security threats and access control modules when using Kubernetes to automate and manage different applications essential for the functioning of the business.
Government organizations process large data stores of information through software and applications stored on local systems, making it challenging to keep up with the latest technological advancements. This process can be especially debilitating to departments that need the latest technology to keep the country running smoothly and efficiently, such as the Department of Defense, which prompted them to move to Kubernetes. However, another major issue arose relating to security and access protocols on an open-source network which is why Zero Trust Security principles need to be adopted throughout both north-south and east-west traffic. Tigera’s Calico Enterprise is readily available to manage the security risks associated with government departments to allow their systems to remain updated and vigilant.
Tigera has expanded its partner network to increase its footprint in the digital landscape while providing its clients with value-adding services to take their operations to the next level.
“We want to help partners evolve their offerings to capitalize on the growth of containers, Kubernetes, and microservices opportunities in order to grow their business and expand their value to customers. Now, we’re formalizing what has been an ad hoc network of partners as we see increasing inbound activity from partners of all types. This builds on our existing relationships with partners in North America and Europe that include AWS, Azure, Fortinet, Red Hat, and Suse Rancher, where we’re already working together on customer engagements.”
Vice President Of Business Development And Product Management, Tigera
“As our business opportunities grow helping our customers deploy Kubernetes and microservices, we have found the traditional security and monitoring tools just don’t cut it for understanding the dynamic nature of Kubernetes workloads, VMs, containers and microservices. With Tigera’s Calico, we are able to provide security and connectivity, see real-time status and drill down to understand what is going on when more information is needed. It has helped us build confidence with our customers in their deployments of Kubernetes and microservices.”
Contact Cloud Computing Technologies today if you have any questions about Tigera and its Calico Enterprise Zero Trust Security for your Kubernetes and microservices needs! As a trusted Tigera business partner, CCT specializes in planning, designing, implementing, and maintaining Azure workloads.