Cado Security releases new solution for distroless container environments

May 13, 2024


Cado Security

Cado Security has announced the “world’s first” solution to perform forensic investigations in distroless container environments.

According to Cado Security, its new offering, security teams can investigate the root cause, scope and impact of malicious activity detected within distroless container environments to gain greater visibility into cloud risk.

Distroless containers are designed for efficiency and security, stripped of standard OS components like shell utilities and package managers.

While these containers offer some security benefits by minimising the attack surface, they actually leave a huge security blindspot when something malicious does indeed occur.

The company reports it was impossible to perform an investigation in these environments, resulting in a significant visibility gap.

Addressing issues

“The use of distroless containers is on the rise, promising agile deployment and increased security,” said Chris Doman, CTO & Co-Founder at Cado Security.

“However, their minimalist design introduces complexities when it comes to investigation and response.

“This is a pressing security challenge as millions of distroless containers are being used by companies worldwide.

“We are addressing this with the world’s first and only solution to perform forensics investigations in these environments in order to provide much-needed visibility for security teams.”

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