Service-to-service communication among microservices puts more data on the wire compared to monoliths. Using mutual TLS (mTLS) to encrypt and authenticate that communication is crucial. Here we dive deep into the mTLS implementation in NGINX Service Mesh.
Strategies for shifting security left usually ignore WAF and other traditional tools for enforcing run‑time security policies. A complete modern solution needs to include WAF, but one that fits into your CI/CD pipelines and helps smooth friction between Security and DevOps.
An often-overlooked benefit of NGINX Plus is how it makes protecting yourself against security threats quick and easy. We proactively inform NGINX Plus subscribers of security vulnerabilities and patches, provide help during attacks, support JWT and OIDC authentication, and more.
In the second post in our API gateway series, Liam shows you how to batten down the hatches on your API services. You can use rate limiting, access restrictions, request size limits, and request body validation to frustrate illegitimate or overly burdensome requests.
We explore some difficulties in developing cloud-native apps, and explain how NGINX software helps you solve them by reducing tool sprawl, controlling costs with lightweight solutions, and enabling SecOps to provide DevOps with self-service security that integrates into CI/CD pipelines.
Application security is hard, but there are some best practices to help you achieve it: automate as much as possible, build security as a guardrail instead of a gate, select solutions that provide easily understood insights, and make security adaptable, scalable, and reliable.
F5 Essential App Protect is a simple, pay-as-you-go, SaaS-based security service for securing apps proxied by NGINX and NGINX Plus. Based on F5’s 20+ years of app security expertise, it's a DevOps-ready service that protects against the security threats faced by modern apps.
We explain how to run NGINX Plus in compliance with the FIPS 140-2 Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules standard, which specifies the cryptographic protocols that are accepted by the U.S. Federal government and many other organizations.
With the Fortanix Self-Defending Key Management Service, you can offload TLS crytographic processing from your NGINX and NGINX Plus servers, and safely store your TLS keys for on-demand uploading into the NGINX Plus key-value store. We provide complete instructions for both use cases.