• Tigera Inc., a provider of a cloud-native application protection platform, has revealed new features that decrease an application’s attack surface.
  • Namespace security policy suggestions, Federal Information Processing Standards compliance for federal agencies, and updated dashboards for faster troubleshooting are the new features.

Tigera Inc., a cloud-native application protection platform provider, has revealed new features that decrease an application’s attack surface.

The additional capabilities include security policy recommendations for namespaces, compliance with the Federal Information Processing Standards for usage by federal agencies, and enhanced dashboards for expedited troubleshooting.

Tigera contends that policy formulation necessitates an in-depth comprehension of microservices that interact and depend on one another, including those with vulnerabilities, those that must communicate outside the cluster, and those that access sensitive data. With the new iteration of Tigera’s Security Policy Recommender, companies without the knowledge to establish granular policies may prevent outages and vulnerabilities during policy creation, according to the business.

The most recent version of the Security Policy Recommender proposes namespace- and pod-level policies. Users interested in multitenant architectures and workload separation can utilize the improved service to achieve micro-segmentation without application-level modification expertise.

The upgrade is supposed to promote team productivity by allowing users, regardless of their level of experience, to utilize automated policies to improve the security posture of their Kubernetes clusters.

The most recent Tigera Calico upgrade lets customers become FIPS-compliant, a requirement for working with government agencies. Calico now supports a FIPS-compliant installation and deployment method to enable clients to meet FedRAMP standards when utilizing Amazon Web Services Inc.’s Managed Kubernetes Service or other platforms for managed Kubernetes services. This makes the platform more accessible to users and also fulfils the compliance requirements.

Amit Gupta, chief product officer of Tigera, said, “Instead of building a tool for the largest share of the market, our team is constantly iterating to ensure the platform is accessible, useful, and responsive to everyone from small teams to large enterprises. Security and compliance are critical considerations for organizations, and we look forward to seeing our customers put these new capabilities to use in pursuit of more resilient and compliant architectures.”

Tigera is a firm funded by venture capital that has raised USD 53 million in investment, including USD 30 million in 2018. Insight Venture Partners, Madrona Venture Group, New Enterprise Associates, and Wing VC are among the company’s investors.