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Styra Expands Declarative Authorization Service With Free and Mid-Tier Offerings to Manage OPA at Scale

New Styra DAS Free and Pro editions simplify on-ramp for teams of all sizes to harness the power of Open Policy Agent for Kubernetes admission control in just minutes 

Styra, Inc., the founders of Open Policy Agent (OPA) and leaders in cloud-native authorization, announced a new three-tier product offering for Styra Declarative Authorization Service (DAS). The new DAS Free and DAS Pro editions, along with the existing DAS Enterprise, give teams of any size and stage a budget-friendly and fast option to operationalize OPA at scale for Kubernetes. Platform engineers and teams can now deploy DAS in just minutes and have access to more than 100 built-in policies, as well as full enterprise-grade monitoring, impact analysis and decision logging. These new offerings enable a self-service experience and eliminate the need for learning and custom coding OPA policies for Kubernetes admission control. 

Styra DAS is the company’s turnkey enterprise security solution, built on OPA, that provides a single control plane for authorization both within applications and for the infrastructure they run upon. Styra DAS provides security, compliance and operational guardrails for both Kubernetes and microservices to help customers mitigate risk, reduce errors and accelerate software development. 

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Today, platform teams are overburdened with tasks and technologies. According to Gartner, “As organizations migrate workloads to the cloud or move from virtualized to containerized environments, I&O leaders must evaluate existing tools that protect cloud and container-based infrastructure. These tools enable enforcing infrastructure compliance policies to minimize configuration-related risks. Opportunities exist for the orchestration of policies over distinct agile infrastructure environments. Specifically, the Open Policy Agent (OPA) open-source initiative has started to emerge as a source for an ecosystem of startups building enterprise capabilities over OPA.”

“The availability of the new Styra DAS editions today continues our vision to simplify and democratize OPA’s cloud-native authorization and gives more teams the same DAS tools and features that have been proven in some of the largest Kubernetes environments in the world, and until now only available to large enterprises,” said Bill Mann, chief executive officer at Styra. “As more and more companies are moving OPA into production, we wanted to give DevOps teams—regardless of size or where they are in their Kubernetes journey—a way to  accelerate security and compliance by offering access to DAS tools for free.” 

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With the new editions, platform engineers are now able to get started with DAS Free, a completely free, self-service option for up to two clusters or 10 nodes to streamline the adoption process. For teams with larger production scale needs, DAS Pro offers a clear and transparent pricing model, for up to 50 nodes, to protect and manage Kubernetes clusters as they grow from initial testing/deployment to full production environments. Of course, the existing DAS Enterprise gives teams an edition that supports unlimited OPA deployments and rules with around the clock support. Customers of Styra DAS Free, Pro and Enterprise all have access to the same management plane, policy libraries, impact analysis, monitoring and decision logging. 

“These new editions will benefit any number of teams beginning their Kubernetes journey,” said Tim Hinrichs, co-creator of OPA and co-founder and CTO at Styra. “It will also help platform engineers new to OPA who want to deploy community best practices immediately without custom coding. Ultimately, this will help lessen the burden for anyone who needs to monitor, validate and test Kubernetes admission control with OPA. Now, all teams are empowered to experience Styra DAS and OPA through a completely self-service experience without the need for a separate financial decision-maker.”

Styra will present demonstrations of these new offerings this week at KubeCon | CloudNativeCon NA.

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