eBPF-based unified cloud-native solutions
High Performance Networking (CNI)
Enabling network operators to abstract and manage the cloud native network, including on-prem integration with BGP and overlay networking compatible with Cloud SDNs.
Scalable Load Balancing and Ingress
Cilium brings a kube-proxy replacement for enhanced traffic management, enabling maglev-supported load balancing on L3/L4 for N/S traffic, but also E/W, including DSR and transparent k8s ingress controllers.
Multi-cluster Service Discovery
Seamlessly connect your kubernetes clusters together with Cluster Mesh while enabling cross-cluster service discovery.
Integrate external workloads with your data center and connect cloud native with legacy environments while supporting BGP.
Bandwidth and Latency Optimization
Optimize your bandwidth and latency with rate limiting and fair queuing. Rely on our TCP congestion control algorithm automization.
Multi cloud and Hybrid cloud
Cilium is designed to enable portability across multi-cloud and hybrid clouds and provide developers with observability and security.
Gateway API is the future of Kubernetes Ingress networking. The Cilium Gateway API supports use cases such as HTTP routing, traffic splitting/weighting, header modification, and TLS termination.
Cilium is not only IPv6 ready; it is the unique cloud native platform to support innovative features such as BIG TCP and Segment Routing v6 (SRv6).
Advanced Network Analytics
Enabling a global view from workloads to the clusters running underneath them via real-time and advanced network analytics. Support troubleshooting with key metrics up to the protocol and error code level.
Zero Trust Security
API- and DNS-aware advanced network policy enforcement, providing micro-segmentation at scale without compromising performance.
Traffic encryption without changing your existing applications or deploying a service mesh.
Prevent unauthorized access to your traffic at runtime to stop attacks on OS level, preventing malicious actions.
Include your kubernetes clusters in your threat investigation by exporting event, flow, metric to any SIEM or observability tool.
FIPS and SOC Compliance
Real-time monitoring and analysis of workload communication for continued FIPS/SOC compliance.
Advanced Network Policy
Enabling network policies based on cloud native identities and DNS-aware data, segmenting tenants or workloads to prevent unauthorized or unwanted access to services.
Static Egress Gateway
Present a group of cloud native workloads from a stable IP address to integrate with traditional firewalls.
Enable self-service access to app teams to quicken app level issue investigation while providing network flow visibility and enabling network threat detection.
Self-service metrics access to app teams enabled by RBAC-based monitoring. Monitor http error codes without changing the app or impacting the cluster.
Gain critical insight into network events together with app level telemetry by forwarding flows to OpenTelemetry sidecar-free. Access distributed tracing, metrics, and logs, without the complexity and performance impact of sidecar-based approaches.
Enable platform teams to provide self-service portal to app teams to observe their own workloads, dependencies, and flows to identify the services connecting to other services and the service calls being made.
Cilium's observability gives application teams a holistic view of their Kubernetes workloads, enabling them to monitor their golden signals to adhere to their SLAs and OKRs.
Global Metrics & Visibility
Gain visibility across clouds, clusters and premises - independent on the underlying infrastructure.
Role Based Access Control
Role Based Access Control (RBAC), powered by OpenID Connect, in Cilium and Hubble offers app teams a multi-tenant self-service access to the connectivity data associated with their kubernetes workloads.
Advanced Network Protocol Visibility
Get deep insight into protocols, enforce protocol aware security policies level based on your findings. Secure TLS, gRPC, Kafka, DNS and HTTP including all the API endpoints exposed with them.
Enable app teams with access to rich data streams, thereby providing network flow visibility and the health of service connectivity and enabling app layer issue investigation.
Hubble Timescape, an observability and analytics platform to store & query observability data that Cilium and Hubble collect.