Simplify FedRAMP Authorization for Kubernetes with Linkerd

Get FIPS-compliant mutual TLS and zero-trust networking for Kubernetes with the world's fastest, lightest service mesh

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FIPS-compliant Kubernetes security in under 30 daysKubernetes-based SaaS applications need to be FedRAMP certified before they can sell to the federal government. Our ultralight Linkerd service mesh provides FIPS-compliant encryption, authentication and authorization for all Kubernetes application traffic in 30 days or less. Fast-track your FedRAMP journey and accelerate your time to market.

FIPS-compliant Kubernetes security in under 30 days

FIPS-140-2 Service Mesh with LinkerdBuoyant's FIPS-enabled Linkerd distribution meets the strict federal government cybersecurity requirements of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) FIPS 140-2 and FIPS-140-3 standards. Our FIPS-compliant Linkerd service mesh gives government programs and those doing business with them the ability to conform to FedRAMP authorization.

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Linkerd is designed for securityLinkerd has been built for security from the ground up. Linkerd is the only service mesh that uses a ultra-secure "micro-proxy" written in the Rust programming language. Other service mesh implementations use Envoy, a complex proxy written in C++, a language known for CVEs, buffer overflow exploits, and endemic security vulnerabilities. Linkerd uses industry standards such as mutual TLS and the Gateway API to provide a comprehensive suite of network security controls, including cryptographic workload identity, fine-grained microsegmentation, deny-by-default, and true zero trust networking. With Linkerd, not only is your service mesh ultrafast, small, and simple—it's built for security from the ground up.


What is FedRAMP?

FedRAMP is a government-wide program that ensures cloud services provided to the US federal government meet certain security standards. With over 300 controls covering baseline contains from account management to incident response, FedRAMP minimizes the time that government agencies have to spend on their own security checks. In 2023, the President signed the FedRAMP Authorization Act as part of the FY23 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Act codifies the FedRAMP program as the authoritative standardized approach to security assessment and authorization for cloud computing products and services that process unclassified federal information. If you are a SaaS provider doing business with the government, FedRAMP likely applies to you.