Microsoft Azure is an ever-expanding set of cloud services to help your organization meet your business challenges. Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) makes it simple to deploy a managed Kubernetes cluster in Azure. AKS reduces the complexity and operational overhead of managing Kubernetes by offloading much of that responsibility to Azure and handling critical tasks like health monitoring and maintenance.
Your operational needs may require you to deploy your Kubernetes cluster in a hybrid cloud setting. For instance, your data services may be running in your private cloud while application logic services could be running in AKS. Without the proper toolset and configuration, maintaining visibility and security for your distributed hybrid cloud environment can be hard to configure and maintain. This is where Aporeto comes in, as it focuses on providing centralized visibility and monitoring for these types of distributed workloads in a manner that is easy to deploy and manage, to provide effective hybrid cloud security.
Our main role in this partnership is to provide critical security capabilities required for cloud applications including network security, runtime protection, and API access control. These security capabilities are powered by application identity, a distinctive approach to uniquely identify and protect application resources.
Aporeto is not reliant on IP addresses; rather it operates with auto-generated, cryptographically signed workload identity. This approach abstracts way infrastructure complexities, allowing unified policies for distributed applications in hybrid cloud or multi-cloud settings. As such, your applications will be secured whether they are running on Azure, or distributed on Azure and your private data center, or on Azure and a third-party cloud.
Aporeto does not require any code or development process changes. This gives your developers the utmost freedom. At the same time, the InfoSec team gets clear visibility and control for their compliance and auditing requirements.
To learn how to deploy Aporeto in Azure and learn more about hybrid cloud security, visit our website here.