Cloud-native application security is a cloud-first approach used to deploy applications securely at scale by embedding security into the software development lifecycle to detect vulnerabilities earlier. This article will walk through the critical challenges of cloud-native application security, demonstrate how to build security into the CI/CD pipeline, and introduce the core practices of cloud-native security.
Enterprises are embracing cloud-native technologies to migrate their monolithic services to a microservices architecture. Containers, microservices, container orchestration, automated deployments, and real-time monitoring enable you to take advantage of cloud-native capabilities. However, the infrastructure required to run cloud-native apps differs from traditional ones.
Organizations are rapidly embracing cloud-native design patterns to modernize their business operations and enable faster time to market. Cloud-native architecture combines technologies like microservices, containers, automated CI/CD pipelines, container orchestration, unified observability, and cloud infrastructure.
Prometheus is an open source metrics-based monitoring and alerting system. In 2016 the Prometheus project became the second member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, after Kubernetes. It has a powerful query language(PromQL) with a multidimensional data model suited to store time series data.
The Istio Data Plane is primarily comprised of the Envoy proxies which are attached as dedicated sidecars to each application instance. Istio Data Plane intercepts all incoming(Ingress) and outgoing(Egress) network traffic. This and gives us the ability to apply all the features at this layer, without polluting the application code.