Zorp GPL – an open source, cloud-based firewall for Kubernetes

Written by: Gábor Marosvári, Product marketing lead, Balasys

Created: 2020-03-17

The benefits of Zorp GPL when used as an ingress controller in Kubernetes

The following post describes the benefits of Zorp GPL when used as an ingress controller in your Kubernetes environment. Kubernetes (K8s) is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling and managing containerized applications.

Zorp GPL has been developed for highly distributed networks and high security requirements. It provides advanced encryption, authentication and authorization features and actively mitigates attacks against the cloud infrastructure. As part of the numerous tools delivered by Kubernetes to aid you in creating scalable applications, Zorp GPL serves as a drop-in cloud security solution for your K8s projects.


Zorp GPL acts as an advanced ingress controller and load balancer – based on the pre-configured security policy, it routes the incoming HTTP(s) traffic to the appropriate Docker container. You can configure and enforce security policies not just for HTTP but also for FTP and SMTP connections. Zorp’s protection is provided at application-level through perimeter defense technology that satisfies the highest security needs.

Zorp GPL is an open source, cloud-based firewall service, available free of charge for your Kubernetes environment. Download it here: https://github.com/Balasys/zorp-ingress-controller