Latest Confluent Cloud Update Reduces the Risk of Kafka  Breaches and Downtime

Confluent, Inc., an event streaming provider, is introducing new capabilities in Confluent Cloud that protect event data from threats and vulnerabilities across the entire Apache Kafka ecosystem.

Through Project Metamorphosis, Confluent is adding new capabilities like role-based access control (RBAC), audit logs, customer control of encryption keys, and additional private networking connectivity options to Confluent Cloud to make it even easier to secure sensitive events and harness the full power of cloud-native Kafka.

“Event streaming’s real power lies in connecting all data to create a central nervous system for any real-time business,” said Jay Kreps, co-founder and CEO, Confluent. “However, the more data a platform can access, the more protection is needed to keep that data safe. With this release, Confluent Cloud is the best approach to safeguarding Apache Kafka, removing yet another barrier to pervasive event streaming.”

Confluent is building the next-generation event streaming platform that any company, no matter what industry, can put at the heart of their business, according to the vendor.

With these new capabilities and built-in security across the entire Kafka ecosystem, Confluent cuts down the time and effort typically needed to keep Kafka secure and compliant. Now any organization can swiftly make event streaming central to their business.

Updated features include:

  • Role-based access control (RBAC)
  • Audit logs
  • Minimize Risk of Security Breaches with Built-In Provisioning Guardrails That Don’t Slow App Development
  • Private networking connectivity
  • Encryption with customer managed keys (BYOK) Data security, compliance, and privacy have always been a top priority across Confluent Cloud and Confluent Platform.

To enable any organization to confidently stream events using Kafka, Confluent incorporates multiple layers of logical and physical security controls including in-transit data encryption, access control lists, single sign-on, and more. For

customers who operate in highly regulated industries, Confluent Cloud holds several compliance certifications, including SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3, and meets GDPR, CCPA, and HIPAA readiness standards.

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