Kaspersky has introduced Kaspersky Container Security (KCS) at GITEX, a comprehensive solution designed to secure containerized environments throughout the entire application development lifecycle. KCS seamlessly integrates into DevSecOps frameworks, enhancing security for organizations with established processes and those in the early stages of implementation.
23 October 2023 – Kaspersky, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, unveiled its latest innovation at GITEX – Kaspersky Container Security (KCS), a comprehensive solution designed to secure containerized environments. KCS provides end-to-end security for containerized applications, from the development stage to operation. This product offers a cost-effective and straightforward solution, seamlessly integrating into an organization’s IT infrastructure. When combined with Kaspersky Hybrid Cloud Security, it forms a formidable security ecosystem tailored for hybrid and cloud infrastructures.
Containerization is gaining traction in software development due to its ability to expedite application creation and deployment. The technology’s autonomy is a significant advantage, as containers encapsulate all necessary components for developing, delivering, and deploying applications or microservices. This self-contained nature makes containerized applications highly portable, reliable, and suitable for distributed teams.
However, as containerized environments become more prevalent, they also become targets for cyberattacks. To address this challenge, Kaspersky has introduced Kaspersky Container Security, a specialized solution tailored to protect businesses that are either already using containers or planning to implement them. This product ensures security across all stages of containerized application development, including runtime protection, trusted container launch control, monitoring of application and service operations within containers, and traffic monitoring.
Kaspersky Container Security comprises three core components:
- KCS Scanner: This component checks configuration files for misconfigurations, scans container images for vulnerabilities, malware, and sensitive data. It also verifies compliance with assurance policies within the image registry and CI/CD platforms.
- KCS Agent: The agent safeguards the containerized application against various attacks, monitoring container and network interactions within clusters. It ensures the entire system complies with security standards.
- Managing KCS Server: This component aggregates data collected from the scanner and agent, enabling customers to visualize the data, generate reports, and seamlessly integrate with other security solutions, such as Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems, including Kaspersky’s KUMA.
Kaspersky Container Security seamlessly integrates into an organization’s DevSecOps framework, CI/CD pipelines, and infrastructure, enhancing security for companies with established DevSecOps processes and those in the early stages of implementation. The solution streamlines the application release process by automating security and compliance checks at every stage, allowing for more predictable deadlines.
Timofey Titkov, Head of Cloud & Network Security Product Line at Kaspersky, emphasized the importance of KCS, stating, “Containerization is the new normal, but its risks are not covered by traditional endpoint or virtual machine security solutions. It requires specific solutions. Therefore, we are launching Kaspersky Container Security (KCS), a solution that protects containerized applications throughout their lifecycle, including runtime, the most vulnerable area. KCS helps our customers build the DevSecOps process, where security is ensured at every stage of development. This launch is an important step towards one of Kaspersky’s key goals – to provide comprehensive protection for all types of digital assets of our customers. We are happy to introduce it at GITEX.”