Aporeto Review

Helps secure our client's Linux workloads on any infrastructure, with end-to-end encryption

What is our primary use case?

Our client needed a solution which would be a true implementation of the concept "Trust, but verify," and Aporeto fulfills that notion as it decouples security from network and infrastructure. It services microservices in a nifty and seamless way.

How has it helped my organization?

Aporeto has accelerated our client's expansion to the cloud. With Aporeto, they have secured their Linux workloads on any infrastructure with end-to-end encryption and have a path for modernizing with a security layer that is future-proofed.

What is most valuable?

The dynamic workload identity creation, attestation, and assignment is the best feature. In addition, the application dependency map across heterogeneous environments for compliance is a striking feature.

It integrates quite well with the AWS products as it uniquely fingerprints each workload. Aporeto is designed to combine metadata from the orchestration layer, the container, the operating system, and the AWS instance identity document. By combining these information sources, along with dynamic attributes such as image scanner inputs, Aporeto is designed to create a strong cryptographic identity for each workload. It authenticates and authorizes all network communications within a virtual private cloud (VPC), across VPCs independent of their region or availability zone, and across cloud environments.

What needs improvement?

More documentation with real-world use cases would be helpful. Another useful feature would be greater transparency and visibility into the security checks being implemented.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

In AWS, it scales with the cloud and we have found no issues at all with the stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Aporeto is now available in AWS where it efficiently deploys, manages, and secures applications at scale on various platforms including Kubernetes, Docker, Linux, and Mesos, among others.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The purchasing process was easy and quick. It is a very economical solution.

We chose to procure this solution via AWS Marketplace because that's where we get all other solutions and to make sure it's supported by AWS.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate it as a nine out of ten, due to its cloud-facing features which fit in nicely with the whole cloud ecosystem.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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