IBM’s Container Efforts Powerful, But Pose Security Challenges

IT organizations may not have the requisite security controls to take advantage of new container-related tools and services IBM announced this month. Traditional on-premises security tools, even those configured to ward off modern-day threats, will largely lack the monitoring capabilities to handle the jump in data traffic and complexities running on new container services launched by IBM, as well as by Amazon, Microsoft and others, says RaniOsnat, vice president, Marketing at Aqua Security. Traditional security tools that werent created to handle containers and microservices lack the visibility and enforcement points to handle them, leaving IT blind to their activity, he says.

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