Open Source Security

Error-Free Development for Faster Delivery

Solution overview

Developers rely heavily on open source packages when building their code more like lego than painting from scratch. Dependencies rely on other dependencies and it takes only one vulnerability in an open-source class to cause potential harm to many corporate products built using this class. Open-source security solutions will continuously monitor and detect all the open-source dependencies in the code and alert on any vulnerabilities.

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DevOps-Friendly Integration

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DevOps-Friendly Integration

Scan git repositories, scan containers, add a security gate in your CI/CD pipeline & use right alongside your IDE while you code. Protect yourself on all angles from the vulnerability creep in open source libraries you use.

Vulnerability Remediation

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Vulnerability Remediation

The ability to not only find, but fix vulnerabilities in your code is key to reaping the time-saving benefits of open source code without taking on the technical debt of unseen dependencies.

Kubernetes-Ready

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Kubernetes-Ready

Your workload inherits everything that comes with the base image you choose to build upon. Secure your workload by auto-scanning base images and receive updates and upgrade recommendations.

Automated Reporting

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Automated Reporting

Track organisational trends and vulnerability fix rates across teams and companies. No more hard work making management and compliance auditing reports.

Implementing Open Source Security with GlobalDots

  • Reduced Attack Surface

    No more blind spots in application libraries: Get a full, immediate fix to vulnerabilities in the open source dependencies used in your code.

  • IDE Integration

    Reduce your development efforts and Shift Left your security issues by detecting affected dependencies while coding, thus stopping bugs before they are ever introduced.

  • Continuous Git Scanning

    We help you set up scans for pre-merging pull requests, and set up a daily repository monitoring to detect & address new vulnerabilities.

  • CI/CD Cleansing

    Prevent new vulnerabilities from entering the build process by adding an automated test to your CI/CD. Our DevOps team will walk you through every step of the way.

Some Background

Developers are adding security to their stack of hats

The move towards the concept of DevSecOps has accelerated in conjunction with adoption of cloud native technologies, as security shifts left in the software development lifecycle. Developers now have a pivotal role in ensuring that cloud native applications and infrastructure are secure since they increasingly contribute to the application, the infrastructure code, and workload deployment technologies. With this in mind, perception of security ownership provided interesting results in our survey set. While less than 10% of respondents in security roles believed developers were responsible for the security of their cloud native environment and applications, over 36% of developers stated that they were responsible.

Traditionally, in a more siloed organization, the ownership of security would have sat firmly with the security team. Respondents in security roles are almost 3x more likely to attribute security ownership to the IT security team than respondents in development teams are. These indicators suggest that this ownership is being accepted by the development teams faster than the security teams are willing to let go of it. Security teams are still adjusting to the shifting responsibilities which transitioning to cloud native brings, and development teams are increasingly aware of their growing role in Cloud Native Application Security.

Tackling Misconfigurations

Cloud native platforms utilizing automated tooling will rely on credentials such as secrets and API tokens in order to operate, and necessitates a more decentralized approach to managing such access. The need for effective management of these kinds of artifacts is a key differentiator from the more centralized pre-cloud era, and a major area of concern for operations teams transforming their infrastructure. Most security leader agree that misconfigurations became a bigger problem since moving to a cloud native platform. Despite secret leaks and data leaks not showing up highly in the actual incidents data, they feature strongly as areas of increased worry, particularly among high adopters of cloud native technologies.

Deployment automation to unlock scalable security controls

While building fully-automated deployment pipelines can be challenging, once automation and processes are in place, they can create a virtuous cycle providing multiple integration points to enable further automation. This is a key enabler for security testing. Companies with high levels of deployment automation tend to adopt security testing at all points throughout the software development lifecycle. While companies of all sizes prefer to test in CI and earlier, enterprises are more likely to also be testing during later deployment and production stages. Despite testing in local development environments, such as an IDE, being a developer-driven task, more automated organizations were nearly twice as likely to see their development teams adopt security early on in their workflows.

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