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Sysdig Docker Monitoring Integrates with Google Cloud SCC


Sysdig, a Docker and Kubernetes monitoring solution provider, has unveiled container runtime security capabilities for Google Cloud Security Command Center (Cloud SCC).

It's the latest in a growing list of Google Cloud Security enhancements that service providers and IT professionals can leverage.

The Sysdig-Google Cloud SCC integration provides unified container security, monitoring and forensics for Docker and Kubernetes running on Google Cloud Platform (GCP), according to a prepared statement.

The Sysdig-Google Cloud SCC integration empowers development and security operations (DevSecOps) teams with threat intelligence to help them protect their workloads against cyberattacks, Sysdig indicated. In addition, DevSecOps teams can use the integration to view security alerts for Kubernetes Engine clusters in a single pane of glass.

Furthermore, the integration provides DevSecOps teams with visibility into an organization's cloud assets and infrastructure, according to Sysdig.

DevSecOps teams also can use the integration to view container audits directly in Google Cloud SCC, Sysdig noted. That way, DevSecOps teams can browse deployment configurations, container events and user commands executed without having to log into another system.

Sysdig offers open source technologies and a unified platform designed to provide security, monitoring and troubleshooting in a microservices-friendly architecture. The company's technologies help millions of developers, administrators and other IT professionals gain visibility into systems and containers.

Two Sysdig products are available: Sysdig Monitor and Sysdig Secure. Sysdig Monitor combines container metrics, Kubernetes, Mesos and Docker metadata and Prometheus monitoring to provide application visibility, the company noted. Meanwhile, Sysdig Secure offers container visibility with a Docker and Kubernetes integration to help organizations block threats.

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Google Cloud SCC helps security teams collect data and identify and address cyberattacks before they escalate. Key features of Google Cloud SCC include:

  • Consolidated visibility into an organization's cloud assets across Google App Engine, Compute Engine, Cloud Storage and Datastore.
  • Integrations with security tools like Google Cloud Security Scanner, the Google Cloud Data Loss Prevention (DLP) application programming interface (API) and various third-party security solutions.
  • Ongoing security analytics and threat intelligence to help an organization assess its overall security health in a central dashboard.

Google Cloud SCC is available for free during the alpha release period. However, GCP traffic and compute cycles generated by a Google Cloud SCC deployment and associated detectors count toward an end user's standard billing and quotas.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.