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Bring Your Own Security Policies

Satisfy all stakeholder requirements and address multi-layered concerns with centrally orchestrated and automatically enforced firewall.

In today’s complex data center environments, your firewall needs to be as agile as your development. There needs to be a better way to manage and orchestrate your security groups. Instead of having SecOps, DevOps, (or DevSecOps,) engineers, and security fight for policy dominance, Alcide enables organizations to seamlessly adopt a Bring Your Own Security Policies (BYOSP) model at each level of your organization.

 

Application-Aware Embedded Policy

Your cloud infrastructure does not exist in a vacuum. As such, it doesn’t make sense to build cloud policies that relate to scenarios without considering the context. Alcide allows you to build dynamic, multi-variable security policies that take into account the circumstances playing out on the application level. You can detect every application in your network as well as the activities transpiring within them and you can tailor security and provisioning policies accordingly.

Tiered Based Policy

The modern enterprise’s cloud operations consist of many workloads running different services some under the jurisdiction and purview of devops, while others are owned by dev alone. In such a complex and ever-changing landscape, well-structured tier-based monitoring and management is essential. Properly handled, the different moving parts have well-defined, intent-based communications patterns that reveal a great deal about how they ought to be approached from a security perspective. Alcide lets you seamlessly collect and bake this information (from any number of cloud networks) into your centrally orchestrated cloud security policies. This level of granular and hierarchical network activity insight makes it easy to structure and enforce smart, application aware and label-based policies.

Security Groups & Kubernetes Policies

An AWS security group acts as a threat bucket that imposes traffic controls based on the particular bucket’s (customizable) rules. Whenever a virtual server gateway, or instance, is launched, it’s automatically associated one or more security groups based on inherited or defined identification parameters. Kubernetes offers the same functionality through their network policies. Managing security groups and network policies separately can be tedious and time-consuming. It’s also a surefire way for things to fall through the cracks. Alcide offers a simplified platform in which you can gather, monitor and manage all your rule-based instance policies. These are then streamlined and standardized across the organization and easily implemented by the security team.

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