How one security company handles cross-platform identity managment | #KubeCon


Kubernetes is one of the industry leaders in containerized application management, but working with authentication on these systems can prove challenging. Tremolo Security Inc. adds another software layer to Kubernetes in order to better handle identity management, especially on cross-platform systems.

Marc Boorshtein, CTO of Tremolo Security, Inc. and In Tune Identity LLC, spoke to John Furrier (@furrier), co-host of theCUBE*, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, in a special on-the-ground segment as part of the KubeCon 2016 event in Seattle, WA.

The two discussed the potential issues with identity management and authentication on a cross-platform server and the strategy Tremolo employs to effectively and securely handle these issues.

The challenges of cross-platform identity management

Having multiple platforms running on the same enterprise system can open up a can of worms in terms of authentication. For instance, Kubernetes and Active Directory users generally have little to do with one another, but authentication for both need to be carefully managed to avoid security issues.

“A lot of the cost of identity management and authentication isn’t so much the technology as it is cross boundaries inside of your organization,” explained Boorshtein. “The people who own Active Directory don’t generally own Kubernetes, so they’ve got different interests; they are managing different things.”

*Disclosure: The Linux Foundation and other companies sponsor some KubeCon 2016 segments on SiliconANGLE Media’s theCUBE. Neither The Linux Foundation nor other sponsors have editorial control over content on theCUBE or SiliconANGLE.

Watch the complete video interview below, and be sure to check out more of SiliconANGLE and theCUBE’s coverage of KubeCon 2016.

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