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Microservices – also known as the microservice architecture – is an architectural style that structures an application as a collection of loosely coupled services, which implement business capabilities. The microservice architecture enables the continuous delivery/deployment of large, complex applications. It also enables an organization to evolve its technology stack.

Aporeto offers out-of-the-box service-to-service and user-to-service authentication, authorization and encryption. Users also have uniform API access control policy across services in public or private cloud, and composite user and app identity policy enforcement, without having to build identity management infrastructure into the application business logic. In addition, the Aporeto solution comes with CI/CD and vulnerability assessment integration for rich contextual service identity.

Here are the two key players that enable security for microservices:

The Developer

Security and data privacy requirement introduce access control and encryption requirements for developers. A few common challenges developers face to meet these requirements while focusing on building their business logic are:

The Security Practitioner

For the security practitioner maintaining visibility, compliance, and control while embracing this architectural transformation towards microservices is the primary goal. A few common challenges security teams face to achieving this goal are:

For more information, view our infographic and whitepaper on Security for Microservices: Best Practices

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