Scytale is a founding contributor to the CNCF’s SPIFFE and SPIRE projects. Inspired by the production infrastructure of Google, Netflix, and Facebook, SPIFFE is a set of open-source standards for securely identifying software systems in dynamic and heterogeneous environments. SPIRE is a production-ready implementation of SPIFFE. Together, the projects deliver a foundational capability - service identity - for cloud- and container-deployed microservices.
Scytale Enterprise (SE) extends SPIRE by including a web-based management console, operator logging, and integration into enterprise SSO, IAM, and SIEM management platforms. SE also enables enterprises to easily re-use their existing on-premise service authentication protocols (such as Kerberos and OAuth) upon their burgeoning dynamic computing platforms, including cloud and containers.
Scytale Essentials is an annual subscription that includes immediate access to critical bug fixes and security patches for a Scytale-supported, production-hardened distribution of SPIRE.