Dimitri Stiliadis co-founded software-defined networking (SDN) vendor Nuage Networks in 2011 in a bid to help organizations improve agility and security via network isolation. In the container world, however, network isolation alone isn’t always enough to provide security, which is why Stiliadis founded Aporeto in August 2015.
On Nov. 1, Aporeto announced its open-source Trireme project, providing a new security model for containers running in Docker or as part of a Kubernetes cluster. The name “Trireme” holds particular significance and is directly aligned with the naming of Kubernetes. In Greek, the word “Kubernetes” (“κυβερνήτης”) refers to the pilot of a ship.