“With the advent of DevOps, the development world has quickly moved to agile development practices and containerized applications. At Forum Systems, we have responded to this trend by putting our API security software, Forum Sentry, into virtual form factors such as Amazon Machine Image, Azure Image, VMware Image, Linux, Windows and Docker….”
Why Containerize API Security?
“Container technology such as Docker has become a popular means to deploy API micro-services, a collection of loosely coupled services which are fine-grained and lightweight. The move toward virtual and cloud was initially driven by fully virtualized images with their own operating system, but the adoption of lightweight services and on-demand environments has led to widespread adoption of container technologies run on a shared operating system. These container architectures provide flexibility and ease of deployment, but come with the same set of API risks.”