Kubernetes is an open-source container orchestration platform that provides an efficient and scalable way to manage containerized workloads and services. The platform is based on a distributed architecture that enables it to manage and scale containerized applications across multiple nodes in a cluster. It plays a vital role in ensuring data security in containerized environments, providing "multiple layers of security measures" to protect the data.

Kubernetes architecture comprises several core components that work together to provide a robust and scalable platform for container orchestration. The core components include the Kubernetes API server, etcd, kubelet, kube-proxy, and the Kubernetes Controller Manager. These components work together to provide a unified and scalable architecture that supports the management and scaling of containerized workloads and services.

Kubernetes architecture includes several security features that provide multiple layers of protection for containerized workloads and services.