Secure Multi-Tenancy at Scale with Docker Enterprise Edition

Sep 6 2017

With the latest release of Docker Enterprise Edition (EE), enterprise organizations are able to extend the benefits of containers across their entire application portfolio. Docker EE enables rapid modernization of traditional Windows and Linux applications as well as Linux applications running on IBM Z mainframes. By addressing all of these applications, Docker EE provides the opportunity to standardize around a common packaging format for greater portability, agility, and with an additional layer of security, resulting in more teams bringing their workloads into Docker EE.

The key to operating this diverse environment is to have a way to secure and isolate the applications and the multiple teams who build, ship, and deploy them. This release of Docker Enterprise Edition makes it possible for organizations to modernize traditional applications of every variety and to do so in a secure manner that aligns to complex organizational needs.

Building a Secure Software Supply Chain for Windows Applications


Windows applications make up about half of all enterprise applications. Docker has been working closely with Microsoft to ensure that the same security benefits that are available to Linux containers are also available to Windows Server containers. When Windows containers are managed with Docker EE, organizations get access to the same secure end-to-end software supply chain that is based on usable security features and trusted delivery across any infrastructure. For example, Docker EE security features like image signing and Windows Server security features like Windows Code Integrity combine to ensure the integrity of the applications that you deploy into production.

Docker and Microsoft have worked together to help our customers deliver safer apps. This joint effort is described in this new white paper, Delivering Safer Apps with Docker Enterprise Edition and Windows Server 2016. You can also read more about this in this Microsoft TechNet blog.  

Granular and Flexible Multi-Tenancy

Docker Enterprise Edition now includes the ability to define custom granular Role-based Access Controls (RBAC) down to the API operation level. This latest release also introduces a new resource control model that allows organizations to define resource collections which are granted to specific users, teams or orgs. These combine to deliver powerful access controls that align to any organization.

To learn more about these new capabilities, be sure to review the Docker Enterprise Edition documentation and register for the upcoming webinar Enhanced Access Controls with Docker Enterprise Edition delivered by Mark Church from our Customer Success team.

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