Scytale Launches Commercial Offerings to Help Secure Cloud-Native Organizations Using SPIFFE

  • Pinterest, Square, Uber, and others are increasingly contributing
    to the SPIFFE open source project
  • Scytale announces software subscription and consulting to help
    organizations adopt SPIFFE.

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Scytale Inc., a founding contributor to the Cloud Native Computing
Foundation’s (CNCF) SPIFFE open-source project, today announced the
availability of Scytale Essentials and Scytale Professional Services,
two commercial offerings that accelerate and optimize the design,
deployment, and scaling of the popular open-source software in
cloud-native enterprise IT environments.

SPIFFE Gaining Popularity Amongst Cloud-Native Ecosystem

Inspired by production infrastructure at Facebook, Google, Netflix, and
more, SPIFFE (and SPIRE, its sister project) launched in December 2017
and were invited into the CNCF in March 2018. Together, the projects
deliver a foundational capability – service identity – for cloud- and
container-deployed microservices. The projects have rapidly grown in
popularity, have contributions from Google, Pinterest, Square, Uber, and
others, and enable organizations to deliver secure, high performance,
multi-cloud, and multi-tenant IT infrastructure more quickly to its
employees, customers, and partners.

“Much like Kubernetes, I believe SPIFFE will serve as one of the
foundational technologies to enable the cloud-native enterprise,” said
Joe Beda, a Kubernetes founder. “I’m enthusiastic about how far, wide,
and diverse the support has been for SPIFFE and SPIRE, and look forward
to even greater enterprise adoption.”

Multiple cloud-native technologies are interoperable with SPIFFE,
including the Istio project, HashiCorp Consul, Pinterest’s Knox, and
Square’s Ghostunnel. SPIFFE also recently announced integration with the
CNCF’s Envoy project, thus allowing organizations to deploy Envoy with
vastly improved security.

“At Square, product teams are given the flexibility to choose technology
stacks that best fit their specific needs. As a result, we have a number
of heterogeneous platforms running across our data centers and cloud
which made it increasingly difficult for applications to securely and
easily trust and talk to each other using platform native identities,”
said Matthew McPherrin, a security engineer at Square, during a
presentation at the November 2018 SPIFFE Community Day event. “SPIFFE
provides us with an interoperable standard to ensure secure
communication between services across infrastructure providers.”

Scytale Commercial Offerings Help Organizations Accelerate SPIFFE
Deployments

Organizations adopting SPIFFE recognize it as mission-critical security
infrastructure that requires careful planning and execution. Today,
Scytale is giving organizations access to its engineers and experience
through two commercial offerings: Scytale Essentials and Scytale
Professional Services.

Scytale Essentials is an annual subscription that includes immediate
access to critical bug fixes and security patches for a
Scytale-supported, production-hardened distribution of SPIRE. Scytale
Professional Services complements Scytale Essentials with on-demand
professional services for organizations designing, implementing, and
scaling SPIRE.

“It’s great to see SPIFFE growing in popularity and catalyzing a
standard, tooling, and ecosystem around service identity,” said Sunil
James, Scytale CEO. “Our new commercial offerings give organizations
implementing SPIFFE the confidence of working with a supportive vendor
while also maintaining the benefits of vendor-neutral open-source
software.”

For more details on the offerings, please read this blog
post
.

About Scytale

Founded in 2017 by seasoned engineers from Amazon Web Services, Google,
Okta, PagerDuty, and Duo Security, Scytale helps enterprise security
engineering teams standardize and accelerate service authentication
across cloud, container, and on-premise infrastructure.

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