As containerized applications continue to rise in popularity, ensuring their security becomes more and more crucial. With Kubernetes, you have a powerful tool for managing containers, but it doesn’t necessarily provide all the security features you need out of the box. That’s where Falco comes in.
Falco is an open-source container security tool that monitors your Kubernetes cluster in real-time and alerts you of any suspicious activity. In this guide, we’ll walk you through setting up Falco on your Kubernetes cluster and discuss its main benefits.
Install Falco on Your Kubernetes Cluster
There are few methods you can install Falco, details can be found in the official documentation: installation or directly on K8s: deployment. The easiest way to install Falco on your Kubernetes cluster is using Helm. Helm is a package manager for Kubernetes that makes it easy to install and manage applications.
In this blog entry I will briefly explain what projects are, and why do you need (and have) at least one in your own GCP (Google Cloud Platform) Console. To understand what projects are, let’s start with the GCP resource. Resources are the fundamental components of all GCP services. Your Compute Engine VM Instance is a resource, your Cloud Storage bucket is a resource, Your VPC Network is a resource. If you prefer the video, check out my YouTube screen-cast:
All those resources are organized, or in other words, parented, by projects. To learn more, continue reading this blog entry.
If You notice more and more ‘buzz’ about cloud, and you wish to learn what Google can offer in this area, there isn’t any better time to start than now. Especially if you can do it for free, right? But why do you want to jump into that rabbit hole? Well, it seems that “Cloud” isn’t just a fad, temporary fashion. It seems that Cloud – and Public Cloud Providers are here to stay for good. And GCP (Google Cloud Platform) has a nice offer to try it out for free. The offer available right now: free tier + $300 for people who meet the requirements of their promotion, check out the screen-cast: