KubeCon Europe — SUSE , a global leader in innovative, reliable, and secure open source solutions, today announces the release of SUSE NeuVector 5.0, the first edition of its security platform containers from SUSE’s open source NeuVector in January. Timed to coincide with the latest update to SUSE Rancher, the leading container management platform that provides comprehensive management of all your Kubernetes distributions, this announcement reinforces SUSE’s vision to deliver a fully integrated, cloud-native platform that enables users to easily build, deploy and secure their Kubernetes applications and accelerate their digital transformation.
Complete container lifecycle security with SUSE NeuVector 5.0
SUSE NeuVector 5.0 is integrated with SUSE Rancher and works with other enterprise container management platforms, including Amazon EKS, Google GKE, and Microsoft AKS. As part of SUSE Rancher version 2.6.5, Rancher users can access and be authenticated to manage SUSE NeuVector directly through the Rancher console. This gives customers the benefit of a complete zero-trust stack with a seamless user experience that simplifies security management for large, globally distributed Kubernetes environments.
“As container security concerns continue to grow, our customers know they can rely on SUSE to deliver a comprehensive solution that improves security throughout the Kubernetes lifecycle,” said Greg Muscarella. , General Manager, Enterprise Container Management at SUSE. “Building on the legacy of SUSE Linux Enterprise and seamlessly integrating with SUSE Rancher, SUSE NeuVector will enable enterprises to strengthen their security against growing cyberthreats anywhere without compromising the agility and innovation of developers. »
The release of SUSE NeuVector continues to improve enterprises’ ability to build resilient container systems in real time. These features include web application firewall detection, automated container protection, vulnerability investigation and triage (CVE), compliance checks, and reporting.
Flexible and easy-to-use hybrid platform for Kubernetes Anywhere
SUSE Rancher, SUSE’s open and interoperable Kubernetes management platform, is enhancing its offerings to meet the changing needs of today’s development teams managing workloads and environments varied, from core to edge to cloud. SUSE Rancher helps customers deploy their applications on Kubernetes with confidence, helping operators deliver business-critical applications with an enhanced cloud-native approach to security.
Benefits for SUSE Rancher 2.6.5 customers include:
- NeuVector integration: Integrating NeuVector authentication into SUSE Rancher will help operators consolidate the management and lifecycle of their containers, from deployment to security.
- Prometheus Federator : Operators can now isolate Prometheus metrics across projects in SUSE Rancher . This provides a multi- tenant monitoring solution for companies that have many teams on the same platform .
- General Availability of RKE2 Provisioning : RKE2, the latest Kubernetes distribution from SUSE , offers customers and the community the ability to deploy their clusters on a FIPS – compliant distribution with enhanced features designed to help meet CIS benchmark requirements with minimal intervention.
- Enhanced Windows Support: RKE2 GA also adds support for Windows , including Server 2022. This release also includes a vSphere driver for provisioning directly into virtualized environments . Along with experimental GMSA tools , .NET applications can now maintain security best practices in container environments.
In keeping with SUSE’s commitment to the open source community, SUSE also announced the contribution of SUSE’s open source project NeuVector, Open Zero Trust (OZT) to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).
“Security is a critical requirement for all users and enterprises deploying cloud-native workloads,” said Fei Huang , vice president of security strategy, SUSE. “By contributing to the CNCF’s Open Zero Trust, its overall value will increase as the community participates in the evolution and improvement of Kubernetes security.” Open Zero Trust brings NeuVector’s world-class container security capabilities to everyone with the goal of facilitating a strong community of security-focused contributors essential to defending against exploits and hackers.