SEATTLE, Dec. 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NeuVector, the leader in Container Network Security, today announced containerd and CRI-O run-time support. The Kubernetes security company is unveiling these new additions to its platform at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2018, where NeuVector is participating as an exhibitor and conference sponsor. Attendees are invited to learn how customers use NeuVector – and get 1:1 demos of the platform’s new capabilities – at booth S/E24. KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2018 takes place December 10-13 in Seattle.

Enterprises are increasingly taking advantage of Kubernetes throughout the entire application development process and into production. This is fueling an industry shift toward implementing robust security measures from the beginning of the development lifecycle all the way through to live containerized production environments. NeuVector’s solution is specifically designed to meet these critical requirements for fully integrated monitoring and security that protects container environments from external and internal security threats across the entire build-ship-run lifecycle. Successfully delivering its unique Kubernetes security solution has seen NeuVector’s customer base – from name-brand enterprises to emerging startups – grow 300% over the past year.

NeuVector is now making its multi-vector container firewall available to more security-conscious businesses by introducing support for containerd and CRI-O container run-time technologies. Containerd is an industry standard container run-time built to emphasize simplicity, robustness, and portability – while managing the complete container lifecycle of its host system. NeuVector, a "Built on IBM Cloud" partner, has been testing the containerd version on the latest IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service version, which uses the containerd run-time.

CRI-O is an implementation of the Kubernetes container run-time interface enabling OCI compatible run-times – essentially functioning as a lightweight alternative to Docker or other solutions as a run-time for Kubernetes, including Red Hat OpenShift. With this newly added support, organizations using containerd or CRI-O can now easily deploy NeuVector to secure their container environments from initial development all the way through production.

“As enterprise container strategies mature and increasingly move into production environments, we’re excited to further strengthen our Kubernetes security offering with today’s containerd and CRI-O run-time support releases – and KubeCon is the perfect venue to unveil these important additions,” said Gary Duan, CTO, NeuVector. “We invite attendees to come by to see how we can fit into their container security strategies throughout the entire application development lifecycle.”

“NeuVector is the strongest player in the nascent Kubernetes security market, giving us the ability to both monitor and visualize the network traffic we’re generating, plus a complete static analysis offering for our container base layers,” said Element’s Vice President of Engineering, Sean McCormick. “By using NeuVector’s end-to-end container security solution, I’m confident that we're detecting attacks from both malicious containers containing injected vulnerabilities (which are becoming all too common these days) and from more traditional intrusion vectors. I sleep just a bit easier knowing these kinds of threats will be automatically detected and addressed. With NeuVector in our security quiver, we can confidently tell our customers that the Element Platform is secure against bad actors.”

About NeuVector

NeuVector, the leader in Container Network Security, protects Kubernetes in production. NeuVector delivers highly integrated, automated security and is the only next generation container firewall with packet-level interrogation and enforcement. NeuVector customers include global leaders in financial services, healthcare, transportation, publishing and other industries. NeuVector partners with Alibaba, AWS, Docker, Google Cloud, IBM, Microsoft Azure, Rancher, Red Hat, and others. Founded by industry veterans from Fortinet, VMware, and Trend Micro, NeuVector has developed patent-pending behavioral learning for container security.