The Signal Sciences Agent does the following:
- Monitors and inspects web request traffic to applications deployed in Pivotal Platform and PKS
- Protects apps deployed in Pivotal Platform and PKS by blocking malicious web requests
- Provides attack and anomaly visibility through the Signal Sciences Dashboard
The Signal Sciences agent runs within the application. In order to enable the agent, simply add Signal Sciences to your application stack from the Pivotal Platform Marketplace. Then, with a single command or click, developers can bind their applications to the service broker to automatically add the Signal Sciences agent to their buildpack.
The Signals Sciences agent typically deploys in PKS as an agent in a docker sidecar. However, Signal Sciences offers several deployment options that will work for any application architecture whether simple or complex.