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Security Insights for Linux, macOS and Containers | AWS

Harnessing the AWS Nitro Architecture to Encrypt Inter-Node Traffic in Kubernetes

Harnessing the AWS Nitro Architecture to Encrypt Inter-Node Traffic in Kubernetes

Kubernetes nodes – the machines responsible for running your container workloads – can come in a number of shapes, sizes, and configurations. One common deployment pattern, however, is a lack of in-transit encryption between them.

Another common deployment pattern? Lack of TLS support on the container workloads themselves. After all, who wants to set up and manage a PKI (Public-Key Infrastructure) and a private CA (Certificate Authority) for tens or hundreds of microservices, and get the certificates to be trusted by all workloads? I don’t know about you, but that doesn’t sound like a lot of fun to me.