NeuVector Prime Wins Fortress Cybersecurity Award, Named Leader in Zero Trust Security


Zero trust security is a crucial strategy in today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape. NeuVector Prime was recently honored as a leader in zero trust security, winning the 2024 Fortress Cybersecurity Award in the Zero Trust category. This honor highlights NeuVector Prime’s innovation in zero trust strategies that meet the needs of a changing security landscape. 

As cybersecurity threats become more sophisticated and digital transformations like cloud computing create new attack vectors, enterprises need a proactive approach to safeguard their distributed workloads. This changing landscape necessitates a zero trust security strategy to protect sensitive data and operations.

In this article, we’ll cover:

  • Principles of zero trust security
  • How zero trust security can protect business leaders from personal liability
  • How NeuVector Prime ensures zero trust security to protect containerized environments


What is Zero Trust Security?

Zero trust security is a transformative approach to cybersecurity designed for today’s complex digital landscapes. Rooted in the principle of “never trust, always verify,” zero trust security aims to prevent or block security breaches. Unlike traditional reactive security models, zero trust is proactive, continuously authenticating each layer of interaction.

At its core, zero trust operates on a declarative model that defines acceptable behavior and blocks everything else. This strategy ensures that every access request is thoroughly verified, reducing the risk of unauthorized access. Continuous authentication maintains the utmost security, regardless of the user’s location or device.

Traditional security models fall short when it comes to containerized environments. Containers are distributed across thousands of clusters, making it increasingly difficult to distinguish between “external” and “internal” users or devices. This complexity is further compounded by cloud computing, which blurs the lines of network boundaries. As a result, traditional security methods struggle to provide the necessary protection, leaving businesses vulnerable to breaches.

To learn more about the fundamentals of zero trust strategies, check out “Zero Trust Container Security for Dummies.”


How Zero Trust Security Protects Business Leaders from Personal Liability

While protecting containerized workloads is important enough on its own, it is even more crucial to enact a zero trust security strategy when regulatory oversight increases. Zero trust security helps enterprises meet the stringent demands of modern regulations. For example, the upcoming NIS2 directive compels companies operating in the EU to implement robust security measures to prevent or minimize security incidents. With the new directive, business leaders, including boards of directors and executives, will be held personally accountable for security breaches.

For business leaders, a zero trust approach not only safeguards their organizations but also helps mitigate personal liability. By implementing zero trust security, organizations can demonstrate adherence to the highest standards, crucial for compliance in highly-regulated industries like banking, healthcare, aerospace, defense, and insurance.

Read more about security in highly-regulated industries in OLB Bank’s success story. OLB Bank secured its platform banking model using zero trust principles, ensuring compliance and robust protection against potential threats.


SUSE’s Approach to Zero Trust Security

SUSE has developed comprehensive zero trust security solutions, specifically tailored for containerized environments. Recognizing the unique challenges posed by cloud native applications, SUSE solutions integrate zero trust principles throughout the entire lifecycle of container management, from build to deployment.

To effectively address evolving threats, security teams need a solution that delivers deep visibility and prevention within runtime environments and to equip development teams with the tools to secure the software supply chain from the very beginning. That’s why SUSE’s zero trust strategy focuses on embedding security from the very start. This approach ensures that security measures are not an afterthought but a foundational aspect of development and deployment. SUSE’s zero trust solution is built to be cloud native, making it seamlessly adaptable to the dynamic nature of modern IT infrastructures.

Continuous updates are vital to meet changing regulatory requirements. For example, real time compliance reports will be added to NeuVector Prime with no version upgrade required to access, making it easier to stay compliant in the face of strict regulations.

The primary goal of SUSE’s security solutions is to create an environment that is both secure and conducive to innovation. By ensuring that security measures evolve alongside regulatory demands and technological developments, SUSE helps businesses maintain agility while safeguarding their critical assets.

SUSE's container security platform, NeuVector Prime, won the 2024 Fortress Cybersecurity Award in the Zero Trust category

SUSE’s Zero Trust Security Platform Wins Fortress Cybersecurity Award

SUSE’s container security platform, NeuVector Prime, was recently honored with the 2024 Fortress Cybersecurity Award in the Zero Trust category, underscoring its position as a groundbreaking product in the cybersecurity landscape. This accolade reflects NeuVector Prime’s innovative approach to elevating security standards and its commitment to maintaining the highest levels of protection.

NeuVector Prime is the industry’s only zero trust, full lifecycle container security platform that is 100% open source. NeuVector Prime is a unified security and compliance solution designed to simplify and automate the complex task of securing containerized environments.

NeuVector Prime excels in protecting against Kubernetes attacks, offering robust security features to accelerate and automate compliance. While it can be used for any containerized environments, NeuVector Prime integrates best with Rancher Prime, providing seamless protection and management.


The Power of NeuVector Prime

NeuVector Prime delivers zero trust security with a range of robust features, ensuring comprehensive protection across your containerized environments. These are just a few ways NeuVector Prime simplifies and automates security for zero trust peace of mind:

  • Vulnerability Scanning: Identifies and addresses security issues throughout the CI/CD pipeline.
  • Security as Code: Integrates security policies directly into the development process for consistency.
  • Automatic Security Policies: Enforces best practices with consistent and repeatable security implementation.
  • Continuous Verification: Applies strict policies and access controls to safeguard workloads.
  • Robust Admissions Control: Ensures only verified and authorized entities can interact with the system.
  • Built-in Compliance: Real-time, detailed reports and audits strengthen governance and deepen incident analysis.

By leveraging these features, NeuVector Prime offers a comprehensive zero trust security solution tailored to meet the demands of modern containerized environments.

Learn More

To navigate the complexities of the modern cybersecurity landscape, it’s critical to secure your containerized infrastructure. NeuVector Prime empowers organizations to seamlessly deploy a secure cloud native stack, by implementing award-winning zero trust security strategies.

To dive deeper into zero trust trends, explore the insights provided in the 2024 Gartner Report.

Learn firsthand how to prevent Kubernetes attacks in our upcoming webinar, where we’ll discuss a zero trust, cloud native security approach in more detail. Register here.

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Ivan Tarin Product Marketing Manager at SUSE, specializing in Enterprise Container Management and Kubernetes solutions. With experience in software development and technical marketing, Ivan bridges the gap between technology and strategic business initiatives, ensuring SUSE's offerings are at the forefront of innovation and effectively meet the complex needs of global enterprises.