MRA AMA Part 8: Secure Inter-Service Communication


Microservices architectures move inter‑service communication from computer memory onto local area networks or even the Internet, making security a critical concern. The microservices reference architectures designed by NGINX, freely available on GitHub, include two different implementations of a service mesh – the Router Mesh model and the Fabric Model, which features secure communication between microservices inside out.

In this webinar we discuss how various approaches to securing your applications differ, starting with the NGINX Microservices Reference Architecture (MRA). We show how the MRA compares to other microservices architectures such as Istio and linkerd.

In this webinar, we’ll cover:

Why inter-service security concerns for microservices apps are different from traditional apps

How the MRA's Router Mesh Model and Fabric Model differ in their approach to securing inter-service communications

What inter-service communications look like in various approaches to implementing a service mesh

How to take inter-service security into consideration when converting existing monolithic apps


Charles Pretzer

Charles Pretzer
Technical Architect

Floyd Smith

Floyd Smith
Director of Content Marketing