Have you worked on monolithic applications? A single change means you have to redo the entire process. This back-and-forth process slows down systems a lot. However, with the advent of microservice architecture, companies can independently develop, scale, and improve services. So, experts forecast that its yearly compound annual growth rate (CAGR) will be 18 percent, and the market value will surpass $8 billion by 2026. But before you jump into purchasing a license, explore the pros, cons, and best practices to follow for this type of architecture. In this article at IT Business Edge, Kashyap Vyas shares how to secure microservices architecture for your company.
Learn to Secure Microservices for Benefits
What Are the Advantages?
Allows your team to handle smaller, autonomous chunks of services, unlike the monolithic counterpartsFlexible enough to run on any programming language, release independently, and scale when neededFacilitates faster time-to-market launchesErrors can be singled out without affecting the entire serviceSupports DevOps and Agile teams
Are There Disadvantages?
Increased attack surface due to exposed application programming interfaces (APIs)Needs database-level isolation to secure microservices in other business unitsCannot support conventional monolithic architecture loggingCauses security issues due to frequent releasesBecomes complicated if a faulty application continues running under the pretext of fault tolerance
What Best Practices Should You Follow?
Defense-in-depth (DiD) strategy – To secure microservices under several layers, you must follow this strategy.API gateways – These architectures do not allow you to access them directly. So, companies must install an API gateway to secure microservices architecture access.API and data security – Ensure that services interact without revealing data to hackers. Security certificates and data encryption should be part of your agenda to secure microservices.
Secure Microservices at Any Cost
While security is not a challenge in maintaining a monolithic architecture, microservices need a better security posture. Have a strong defensive wall to get the benefits from the architecture.
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