Styra Named Outstanding for Microservices Capabilities in KuppingerCole Analysts’ 2022 Policy-Based Access Management Market Compass
Company’s Strong Reputation in Report Proves Need for Cloud-Native Authorization and Open Policy Agent
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 25, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Styra, Inc., creators and maintainers of Open Policy Agent (OPA) and leader in cloud-native authorization, was named Outstanding in Microservices Capabilities, awarded highest possible ranking for security and usability and recognized for strong support for DevOps teams in KuppingerCole Analysts AG’s Market Compass 2022 Policy Based Access Management (PBAM) report. PBAM, a segment of the access control market, uses real-time policy assessment, while providing decisions to user requests for protected resources such as confidential documentation or sensitive databases.
As enterprises create and adopt cloud-based applications, new complexities create security challenges. Modern cloud-native applications can be made up of dozens of microservices, housed in containers and hosted on immutable, dynamically scaling platforms like Kubernetes, all of which are controlled through an exponentially growing number of APIs. . All of these connections make resolving permissions and access control more complex to manage, leading to increased business risk and the need for a policy-based approach to security.
To address this challenge, Styra created Open Policy Agent (OPA), an open source project within the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), and Styra Declarative Authorization Service (DAS), an OPA control plane. OPA and Styra DAS provide unified authorization for applications and the infrastructure they run on, including automated guardrails for Kubernetes and in public cloud configuration, microservices authorization policies for security meshes. services and application permission policies to help organizations migrate to modern policy-based rights-as-code. in the cloud. Together they ensure that authorization in complex environments can be controlled and audited across teams, clusters and clouds.
As noted in the Market Compass report, Styra DAS “provides an easy-to-use user interface for creating and managing policies”, enables quick and easy testing to assess the effects of rule changes, and “provides strong support for staff.” DevOps in resource protection in a microservices environment.” The report also highlighted the company’s key strengths, including strong cloud-native support, developer support tools, an intuitive user interface for configuration-based policy and license management.
“The KuppingerCole Analysts PBAM Market Compass is another sign that the industry needs a solution for fine-grained, cloud-native authorization,” said Bill Mann, CEO of Styra. “We recognized the need for this early on and created OPA as the de facto approach to authZ, and since then have worked closely with our customers and the open source community to help them get to market faster with strong compliance and security safeguards in place. We are proud to be recognized for the exceptional capabilities of our products.”
“As noted in the Market Compass report, Styra is a growing organization with a strong market position in policy-based access management,” said Graham Williamson, principal analyst at KuppingerCole Analysts. “Styra is constantly adapting to the rapid pace of digital transformation – constantly reassessing, updating and adding offerings to better meet industry needs to ensure they are at the forefront of innovation .”
To determine the results, KuppingerCole analysts reviewed and rated the leading providers of access management solutions using the KuppingerCole Market Compass. This analysis provides an overview of a particular IT market segment and identifies product strengths within that market segment. Styra was one of 11 solutions companies evaluated.
Read the KuppingerCole 2022 Policy Based Access Management Market Compass Report here and learn more about securing your cloud-native solutions with Styra here.
Styra enables enterprises to define, enforce, and monitor policies in their cloud-native environments. With a combination of open source products (Open Policy Agent) and commercial products (Declarative Authorization Service), Styra provides security, operational and compliance safeguards to protect applications, as well as the infrastructure on which they run. run. The Styra policy-as-code approach enables developers, DevOps, and security teams to mitigate risk, reduce human error, and accelerate application development. Learn more at https://styra.com/.
About Kuppinger Cole
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