Secure More GCP Workloads with GKE Autopilot Supported by Falcon Cloud Security – CrowdStrike

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In the ever-evolving landscape of cloud security, staying ahead of the curve is paramount. Today, we are announcing an exciting enhancement: CrowdStrike Falcon® Cloud Security now supports Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) Autopilot. This integration marks an important milestone in our commitment to providing cutting-edge DevSecOps-focused security and solutions for modern cloud environments.

This new capability will greatly expand support — customers who depend on Falcon Cloud Security to protect their Kuberbetes workloads can now deploy them in their clusters using GKE Autopilot, greatly simplifying their Kubernetes deployment process and saving time through automation.

A Paradigm Shift in Kubernetes Management

GKE Autopilot, a fully managed Kubernetes service by Google Cloud Platform (GCP), has revolutionized the way organizations deploy, manage and scale containerized applications. It simplifies the complexities of Kubernetes with unparalleled levels of automation, enabling teams to focus on application development and innovation rather than infrastructure management. As organizations increasingly adopt GKE Autopilot due to its efficiency and ease of use, ensuring the security of these dynamic environments is critical.

Figure 1. K8 asset details in the Falcon Cloud Security dashboard

This enhancement to Falcon Cloud Security — known for its industry-leading cloud protection, threat intelligence and security operations capabilities — enables organizations to seamlessly secure their containerized workloads, providing a unified security solution across their cloud infrastructure.

Figure 2. GKE Autopilot cluster details in the Falcon Cloud Security dashboard

What are the key benefits for GCP users? Falcon Cloud Security offers real-time detection and response, container security, broad visibility, time-saving automation tools and powerful threat intelligence built into cloud-specific indicators of misconfiguration (IOMs) and indicators of attack (IOAs) — all delivered from a scalable and adaptable platform. Below is a deeper look at some of the ways Falcon Cloud Security is securely powering GCP customers in their Kubernetes deployments.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Real-time Threat Detection and Response:
    • Leverage CrowdStrike’s advanced threat detection capabilities to identify and respond to potential security threats in real time.
    • Gain visibility into containerized workloads running on GKE Autopilot, ensuring comprehensive security coverage.
  • Containerized Workload Protection:
    • Extend Falcon’s protection to containerized environments, ensuring GKE Autopilot workloads are shielded from evolving cyber threats.
    • Implement container-aware security policies to maintain a secure and compliant Kubernetes environment.
  • Automated Security:
    • Take advantage of CrowdStrike’s automation capabilities to streamline security operations in dynamic containerized environments.
    • Automate response actions based on predefined security policies, reducing manual intervention and enhancing overall efficiency.
  • Threat Intelligence Integration:
    • Integrate CrowdStrike Falcon’s threat intelligence feeds to enhance the detection and prevention of known and emerging threats.
    • Stay ahead of attackers with up-to-date intelligence on the latest cyber threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Scalable Security:
    • Adapt security measures dynamically as GKE Autopilot workloads scale, ensuring security grows seamlessly with your containerized applications.
    • Benefit from Falcon Cloud Security’s scalability, supporting the evolving needs of organizations with varying workloads.

Figure 3. GKE Autopilot Container Details in the Falcon Cloud Security dashboard

Falcon Cloud Security becoming a trusted allowlist partner for GKE Autopilot builds on CrowdStrike’s growing and exciting partnership with Google. Organizations can confidently embrace the benefits of a fully managed Kubernetes service without compromising on security.

This synergy between leading-edge technologies empowers teams to innovate securely, safeguarding their containerized workloads from the ever-evolving threat landscape. As we continue to advance in the realm of cloud security, this collaboration sets a new standard for protecting modern cloud environments. Another recent collaboration, in addition to GKE Autopilot support, is OSConfig Support Enhancements. CrowdStrike has updated its OSConfig integration to ensure the broadest possible support for OS sensors with Falcon Cloud Security.

To learn more about how CrowdStrike Falcon Cloud Security can enhance the security of your GKE Autopilot workloads, visit our website or contact our sales team.

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