Startup Twistlock seeks to padlock Docker containers
As interest grows in applications deployed in containers, questions about their security are developing as well.
The open-source platform built by Docker has seen quick uptake by developers. Applications are deployed in so-called containers, which can be easily updated and moved to other machines due to their small footprint.
Many application containers can run on a single physical system and share an operating system’s kernel. That commingling of demands on the operating system can, however, have serious consequences for security.
Jay Lyman, research manager with the analyst 451 Group, said the security and management tools for virtual machines are highly evolved, but container technology is relatively immature.
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