Auditable zero trust

A feature of Buoyant Enterprise for Linkerd

Defense in depth and in practice, so you can secure everything, every time. Encrypt, authorize, and authenticate every network call between every application component in your environment. Buoyant Enterprise for Linkerd delivers zero trust networking in the real world.

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Mutual TLS

Transparently add encryption and bidirectional authentication to every network connection using industry-standard mutual TLS 1.3, the same standard that secures confidential traffic across the open internet. Buoyant Enterprise for Linkerd delivers a universal, secure-by-default level of communication between pods, clusters, and even clouds.

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Service Mesh at Scale: How Xbox Cloud Gaming Secures 22,000 Pods with Linkerd

We have offloaded the time and effort needed to develop and maintain the in-house mTLS solution, saving valuable engineering hours.

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Workload identity, not IP addresses

Automatically authenticate connections using cryptographic proof of workload identity, not easily-spoofed IP addresses. Buoyant Enterprise for Linkerd  provides true workload identity based on Kubernetes ServiceAccount tokens or SPIFFE identities for all communication within the mesh, authenticating both sides for every single connection established.

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Universal authorization policies

Build human-readable, least-privilege access policies that cover workload identity, HTTP routes, gRPC methods, and more. Buoyant Enterprise for Linkerd provides a rich and flexible policy layer, encoded as native Kubernetes resources, that allows you to control exactly which types of communication are allowed in your environment, down to individual HTTP routes.

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Fine-grained security boundaries

Go beyond firewalls and perimeter defense by building per-pod and per-instance security boundaries around every application component. Buoyant Enterprise for Linkerd delivers encryption, authentication, and authorization at the level of individual components, allowing you to truly follow the zero-trust principle of “verify everywhere, every time”..

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A Zero Trust Reference Architecture

A deep dive into zero trust and how these projects can work together in a well-defined reference architecture.

A Zero Trust Reference Architecture

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