Automatic mTLS and More: How Istio Secures your Application Data-in-Motion

You have successfully broken your monolithic application down in to individual microservices – now you need to lock it all down. Microservice applications communicate with each other over a network. Any traffic over a network needs to be encrypted to prevent unwanted observation and man-in-the-middle attacks. Also service-to-service access control should be defined such that a particular service is authorized for specific operations and which services it has access to. Both security functions can be done in the application code itself – or Istio can manage it all for you! At the end of this talk you will have a solid understanding of what Istio is and how Istio manages traffic encryption and authorization in microservice applications with no code changes required.