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Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security for Kubernetes

Red Hat® Advanced Cluster Security for Kubernetes is an enterprise-ready, Kubernetes-native container security solution that enables you to more securely build, deploy, and run cloud-native applications.

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Kubernetes-native security capabilities

Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security includes Kubernetes-native security features that provide insights into critical vulnerabilities and threat vectors for your Red Hat OpenShift environment. Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security integrates with DevOps and security tools to help you mitigate threats and enforce security policies that minimize operational risk to your applications. 

It also enables you to provide developers with actionable, context-rich guidelines integrated into existing workflows, along with tooling to support developer productivity.

Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security reduces the time and effort needed to implement security by acting as a common source of truth, so you can streamline security analysis, investigation, and remediation.

Features & benefits

Improve security for the software supply chain

Simplify DevSecOps by providing developers automated guardrails within their existing workflows. Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security integrates with your CI/CD pipelines and image registries to provide continuous image scanning and assurance. By shifting security left, vulnerable and misconfigured images can be remediated within the same developer environment with real-time feedback and alerts.

Protect your Kubernetes infrastructure

Whether deployed on-premise or in the cloud, Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security delivers advanced security capabilities to ensure the underlying Kubernetes infrastructure remains protected. Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security continuously scans your environment against CIS benchmarks and other security best practices and prevents misconfigurations and threats to deliver comprehensive Kubernetes-native protection.

Defend your workloads

Hundreds of deploy-time and runtime policies come standard with Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security to prevent risky workloads from being deployed or run. Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security monitors, collects, and evaluates system-level events such as process execution, network connections and flows, and privilege escalation within each container in your Kubernetes environment. 

Combined with behavioral baselining and allowlisting, it detects anomalous activity indicative of malicious intent such as active malware, cryptomining, unauthorized credential access, intrusions, and lateral movement.

Other features & benefits

Vulnerability management

Identify and fix vulnerabilities in both container images and Kubernetes across the entire software development life cycle.


Audit your systems against CIS Benchmarks, NIST, PCI, and HIPAA, with interactive dashboards and one-click audit reports.

Network segmentation

Visualize existing vs. allowed network traffic and enforce network policies and tighter segmentation using Kubernetes-native controls.

Risk profiling

See all your deployments ranked by risk level, using context from Kubernetes’ declarative data, to prioritize remediation.

Configuration management

Apply best practices to hardening your Kubernetes environments and workloads for a more secure and stable application.

Detection and response

Use rules, allowlists, and baselining to identify suspicious activity, and take action to thwart attacks, using Kubernetes for enforcement.

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