CASE STUDY

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DFDS Uses Alcide to Secure Cluster Deployments in Multiple Dev Team Environment

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By using Alcide Microservices firewall, DFDS were able to enforce application-aware and label based policies by collecting communication patterns into their centrally orchestrated cloud security policies.
Rune Abrahamsson, Site Reliability Engineer, DFDS
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Challenges

DFDS utilises Kubernetes deployment in Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS). They use elastic load balancers for their pubic facing components, and AWS IAM configuration for building their clusters' authentication.
With close to 500 microservices deployments by multiple independent development teams, DFDS understood that visibility, collaboration, as well as fast execution were top priorities for maintaining a successful and secure dev environment.
DFDS needed a security solution that could be implemented and tracked across all teams while eliminating the need for an expert on every site

Solution

Alcide Kubernetes Advisor enabled DFDS to get an overview of their many deployments in a secure and automated manner. And repeat that.
Microservices firewall for its part offered DFDS a simplified platform where developers can define network policies during build time, ensuring that the Kubernetes workload will operate normally in runtime.

RESULTS

With Kubernetes Advisor, DFDS could detect hygiene drifts and reduce noise by spot- on hygiene delta, as well as prevent real-time misconfigurations and block tainted CI/CD pipelines
By using Alcide Microservices firewall, DFDS were able to enforce application-aware and label based policies by collecting communication patterns into their centrally orchestrated cloud security policies
Using Alcide Kubernetes Advisor with EKS allowed DFDS to increase its productivity by releasing a secured pipeline without having to postpone their production deployment.