SUSE releases industry’s first open-source container security platform

SUSE has announced the availability of the NeuVector codebase on the open-source community on GitHub.

SUSE acquired NeuVector, a leader in full lifecycle container security, for $130m last October to enhance the enterprise-grade security capabilities in Rancher, SUSE’s flagship Kubernetes management platform.

With the release, NeuVector becomes the industry’s first end-to-end open-source container security platform, and the only solution that delivers the enterprise-grade zero trust security for containerised workloads.

The NeuVector project will allow Rancher users to address major security use cases across the application lifecycle, including deep network visibility, inspection, and segmentation; vulnerability, configuration, and compliance management; and risk profiling, threat detection, and incident response.

In a blog, Sheng Liang, president of engineering and innovation at SUSE, said: “Since the close of the NeuVector acquisition three months ago, SUSE worked through the technical and legal considerations involved in open sourcing our eponymous cloud-native container security platform. NeuVector is an industry-leading security and compliance solution adopted by leading companies around the world. Open sourcing the NeuVector codebase not only makes NeuVector the technology of choice for the open-source community, it also provides an even greater level of assurance to customers in highly regulated industries including government and federal customers, which is critical for proving a product they can trust and rely on.”

He adds: “The NeuVector open-source container images can be installed on any Kubernetes cluster. It will also be available for Rancher users to easily install from the Rancher application catalogue. Going forward we anticipate greater levels of integration to ensure NeuVector delivers unparalleled value to Rancher customers. In the spirit of our strategy towards openness, NeuVector will continue to be a great solution for all cloud native adopters’ use with other enterprise container management platforms such as Red Hat OpenShift, VMWare Tanzu, Google GKE, Amazon EKS, Microsoft Azure AKS and others.”