Enforce network policy using Istio
Calico integrates seamlessly with Istio to enforce network policy within the Istio service mesh.
Support security goals
Using Calico network policy with Istio enables adoption of a zero trust network model for security, including traffic encryption, multiple enforcement points, and multiple identity criteria for authentication.
Familiar policy language
Users do not need to learn another network policy model when adopting Istio. Kubernetes network policies and Calico network policies work as is.
This how-to guide uses the following Calico features:
Calico integration with Istio
Before you begin…
After you complete the steps to enable application layer policy, you are ready to create standard Calico network policies with application layer specific attributes.