Expel’s managed detection and response (MDR) for Kubernetes enables users to adopt new technologies at scale without being constrained by security issues while also securing their company’s operations across their Kubernetes environment.
The automated scaling, deployment, and management of containerized applications has quickly come to be known as Kubernetes. In a report published in 2022 by KBV Research, the container application market is predicted to reach $12 billion by 2028, with Kubernetes accounting for the majority of spending.
As a result, the need for quick, agile, and lightweight application development has emerged as a crucial competitive requirement. However, risks rise when security is not included from the beginning.
Matt Peters, Chief Product Officer at Expel “Organizations are adopting Kubernetes as a way to help their developers move fast and scale. This is similar to the historical drive to cloud infrastructure and, just like that drive, it comes with a new set of opportunities, and a new set of security challenges.
We developed Expel MDR for Kubernetes to enable organizations to take advantage of the Kubernetes ecosystem while still protecting what matters to them in today’s constantly shifting threat landscape.”
Expel MDR for Kubernetes enables teams to identify and address security risks in their Kubernetes environments without hindering DevOps, allowing organizations to concentrate more on the tasks that are crucial to the success of the company.
Three fundamental layers of Kubernetes applications are covered by the offering, including:
- Configuration: Expel MDR for Kubernetes identifies cluster misconfigurations and refers to the Center for Information Security (CIS) Kubernetes benchmark for best practices to recommend configuration improvements, enabling security teams to proactively become more resilient against threats. This helps organizations stay ahead of pervasive misconfigurations.
- Control plane: Expel MDR for Kubernetes transforms complexity into clarity, no matter where a company is in its journey. By integrating with Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) and Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) infrastructure, this solution analyzes Kubernetes audit logs, employs custom detection logic to alert on suspicious or intriguing activity, and offers clear, step-by-step remediation recommendations.
- Run-time security: Expel employs a Bring Your Own Technology (“BYO-Tech”) strategy so that customers can maximize return on investment (ROI) with the solutions of their choice. To help customers get more out of the technology they already use, Expel MDR for Kubernetes integrates with a variety of run-time container security vendors.
The MITRE ATT&CK framework is also aligned with Expel MDR for Kubernetes, allowing teams to quickly fix issues and build resilience for the future. Customers are kept ahead of threats and given the information and best practices they need to monitor the security posture of Kubernetes over time by Expel-written detections, which continuously learn from and adapt based on activity in the environment.