Date: June 2018
Author: Doug Cahill, Senior Analyst
Hybrid clouds are now the not-so-new normal of the modern data center. But what is new is the increasingly diverse mix of technologies and platforms that comprise hybrid clouds and complicate cybersecurity programs seeking a uniform security approach across these environments. An example of this are microservice-based applications managed by orchestration platforms that automate the application lifecycle from pre-deployment to runtime. Securing the application components and containers of such microservices application stacks, along with other elements of hybrid cloud environments, requires an application workload- and API-centric strategy. Aporeto takes an application identity-based approach well aligned with the attributes of modern infrastructure to protect hybrid clouds from unauthorized access, a range of vulnerabilities, and threats.