Tigera Releases State of Cloud-Native Security Report, Revealing Major Challenges and Opportunities Accompanying Rapid Adoption of Cloud-Native Applications

Tigera Releases State of Cloud-Native Security Report, Revealing Major Challenges and Opportunities Accompanying Rapid Adoption of Cloud-Native Applications

The report captures market insights on cloud-native and container adoption and underscores the need for advanced security and observability capabilities.

SAN FRANCISCO, May 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — tigressCloud Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP) provider and creator of Project Calico, today published the results of its first The state of cloud-native security market report. The report reveals key insights from security and IT professionals around the world, shedding light on the opportunities and challenges enterprises face with containers and cloud-native applications, with a particular focus on security, observability, and security. compliance.

The growth of cloud-native workloads has increased with the rapid digitization caused by the pandemic and the need for more agile and powerful development tools. By 2025, Gartner estimates that more than 95% of new digital workloads will be deployed on cloud-native platforms, up from 30% in 2021. This trend is reflected in the new Tigera report, which found that 75% of enterprises are focusing cloud-native application development. The increased development and deployment of cloud-native applications also creates a need for more advanced security and observability capabilities.

“Organizations are just beginning to unlock the potential of cloud-native applications,” said Ratan Tipirneni, President and CEO of Tigera. “At the same time, however, these unprecedented innovations have created unforeseen challenges, as evidenced by the majority of IT professionals citing security as a top challenge when it comes to cloud-native application deployment cycles. Tigera, we’re proud to provide developers, DevOps engineers, platform engineers, and security teams with the solutions they need for full container, Kubernetes, and cloud observability, and we’re committed to listening to our users and developing products to meet their needs. needs”.

Key findings of the survey
The state of cloud-native security The report’s findings show the rise in cloud-native development while identifying barriers and areas where organizations need support as they begin or continue their cloud-native journey.

Cloud-native applications are gaining momentum, but they also present security, compliance, and observability issues.

  • 97% of enterprises reported observability challenges with cloud-native applications
  • 96% of companies said cloud-native application challenges lead to slower deployment cycles, with 67% citing security as the top challenge.
  • 69% of enterprises identified container-level firewalls (IPS/IDS, WAF, DDoS, DPI, etc.) as the top network security need for cloud-native applications.
  • 76% of organizations need runtime visualization for cloud-native applications

Organizations require runtime, access, and networking security solutions for containers.

  • 99% of companies indicated that containers require access to other applications and services
  • 98% need container security, and runtime security tops the list
  • 99% of companies require network security for containerized applications

Container and cloud-native compliance requirements are causing delays and challenges for organizations.

  • 87% of companies said meeting compliance requirements is critical to their business, and 84% of respondents said meeting compliance requirements for cloud-native applications is a challenge.
  • 95% said they have compliance requirements for cloud-native apps
  • 63% of companies are required to provide container-level information for compliance requirements
  • 90% said audit reports are difficult to produce

Adoption of cloud-native security solutions in 2022
Adopting tools that increase visibility and provide security at the container, application, and network levels can help enterprises address cloud-native security, including threat prevention by reducing the application attack surface; threat detection by monitoring known and unknown threats; and threat mitigation by quickly resolving exposure risks. These tools remove barriers and delays during development and deployment, while reducing the risk of time-to-market delays, security vulnerabilities, and compliance violations.

According to the needs of the market, Tigera recent Calico Cloud updates Offer a complete unified solution for active security of cloud-native applications at build, deploy, and runtime stages. Calico Cloud is designed for cloud-native architecture, maintaining and running infrastructure as code. With its built-in policy engine, Calico Cloud mitigates exposure risk by enforcing remedial security policies as code that can alert, pause, quarantine, or terminate pods. These native extensions enable security and observability as code for a simple and consistent application across environments.

The report yielded responses from 304 global IT and security professionals (those with direct container responsibilities).

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Tigera provides the industry’s only active cloud-native application protection platform (CNAPP) with full observation capability for containers, Kubernetes, and the cloud. The company’s platform automatically prevents, detects, troubleshoots, and mitigates the risks of exposing security issues at the build, deployment, and runtime stages. Tigera offers its platform as a fully managed SaaS (Calico Cloud) or a self-managed service (Calico Enterprise). Its open source offering, Calico Open Source, is the most widely adopted container networking and security solution. Tigera’s platform specifies security and observability as code to ensure consistent enforcement of security policies, enabling DevOps, platform, and security teams to protect workloads, detect threats, achieve ongoing compliance and resolve service issues in real time.

feeding more than 100M containers on over 2 million nodes in 166 countries, Calico software is compatible with all major cloud providers and Kubernetes distributions, and is used by leading companies such as AT&T, Discover, Merck, ServiceNow, HanseMerkur, RealPage, L3Harris, and Mindbody .

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