Rezilion Partners with VMware to Deliver Autonomous Cloud Workload Protection to Tanzu Service MeshMarch 17, 2020
Rezilion, an industry leader in autonomous cloud workload protection, today announced a partnership with VMware to integrate a self-healing solution for cloud-native workloads communicating via Tanzu Service Mesh, built on VMware NSX.
The combination of Rezilion with Tanzu Service Mesh automates security operations by certifying all applications and services running in the service mesh are in a healthy and desired state. The result is a self-healing environment that’s able to automatically defend itself from misconfigurations and cyber attacks.
The Rezilion platform also delivers deep visibility into production workloads and provides Tanzu Service Mesh with continuous adaptive risk and trust assessment (CARTA) for every service in the mesh in real-time, based on currently running code.
“Rezillion is excited to offer Tanzu Service Mesh customers an approach that weaves security directly into the entire DevOps fabric, reducing friction between security and DevOps teams and overheads while increasing productivity.” Liran Tancman, CEO and Co-Founder.
Upon detecting a container executing a rogue function or command, Rezilion assigns a high-risk score which triggers Tanzu Service Mesh to automatically isolate the affected container and reroute traffic to other clean containers. At the same time, Rezillion automatically returns the workload to a known-good healthy state.
“Rezilion enhances Tanzu Service Mesh by turning an organization’s CI/CD pipeline into a whitelist of known good relationships and dependencies.” Pere Monclus, vice president and CTO, networking and security business unit, VMware.
The combination of Tanzu Service Mesh and Rezilion helps a service mesh to become more inherently risk-aware and helps reduce exposure to security threats in a policy-driven, automated way.
This Rezilion platform enables enterprises to address vulnerabilities on the basis of risk and asset value and thus prioritize remediation based on the risk of the vulnerability (e.g., those loaded into memory) and value of the asset (e.g., does the service handle PII data). Rezilion, founded by serial cyber entrepreneurs Liran Tancman and Shlomi Boutnaru, emerged from stealth in December 2019 with $8 million in seed funding. In February Rezilion reported that Only Half of Cloud Vulnerabilities Pose Actual Security Threats and proposed a better way forward for vulnerability management using Continuous Adaptive Risk and Trust Assessment (CARTA).