Cloud Security

Rancher and NeuVector Partner to Deliver Management and Security for Containers

The addition of NeuVector to the Rancher application catalog enables DevOps to efficiently and securely deploy containers for enterprise applications

As more enterprises move to a container-based application deployment model DevOps teams are discovering the need for management and orchestration tools to automate container deployments. At the same time, production deployments of containers for business critical applications require specialized container-intelligent security tools.

Rancher Labs and NeuVector have partnered to make container security as easy to deploy as application containers. You can now easily deploy the NeuVector container network security solution with the Rancher container management platform. The first and only container security solution in the Rancher application catalog, the addition of NeuVector provides simple deployment of the NeuVector containers into an enterprise container environment.

Rancher is a complete, open source platform for deploying and managing containers in production. It includes robust container orchestration capabilities as well as commercially-supported distributions of Kubernetes, Mesos, and Docker Swarm, making it easy to run containerized applications on any infrastructure. Rancher provides a full set of infrastructure services for containers, including networking, storage services, host management, load balancing and more.

“Container security is a critical consideration across all stages of the software lifecycle. With the addition of NeuVector to the Rancher application catalog, DevOps teams can take advantage of more simplified and automated deployment of secure, containerized environments,” said Sheng Liang, CEO, Rancher Labs.

One Click Deployment

With one click in the Rancher console, customers can choose to deploy the NeuVector containers. Sample configuration files are provided, and minimal setup is required before deployment.

Once the NeuVector containers are deployed, they instantly discover running containers and automatically build a whitelist based policy to protect them. Like Rancher, NeuVector supports cross host, data center, and cloud deployments, relieving DevOps teams of error-prone manual configurations for mixed environments.

“We strongly advise our customers to use container management platforms like Rancher to manage and monitor the NeuVector containers. In this way, security is built into the application deployment process. DevOps and security teams can be assured that all hosts running application containers also have the NeuVector security container running to protect them,” said Fei Huang, co-founder & CEO, NeuVector.

Debug, Test, Investigation

In addition to production use, NeuVector is also valuable for debugging of application connections during testing, and can be used after violations are detected for forensic investigation. A convenient network packet capture tool assists with investigations during test, production, and incident management.


About the Author

Henrik is a serial enterprise software entrepreneur. He was the co-founder of CloudVolumes – named one of Five Strategic Acquisitions That Reshaped VMware by Forbes. He has had successful exits at 4 companies (two to VMware). He is a frequent speaker at VMworld, SNW, CloudExpo, InterOp etc.

NeuVector, the leader in Container Network Security, delivers highly integrated, automated security for Kubernetes and OpenShift, and is the only next generation container firewall with packet-level interrogation and enforcement.