Putting Security into DevOps
The practice of DevOps is transforming the software development lifecycle (SDLC), bringing lessons learned from quality control in manufacturing to the design and production of applications. By focusing on using automation to manage many of the tasks of building, testing, and deploying software, DevOps improves consistency by refining processes and reducing human error. This approach also offers many advantages for SDLC security.
Enterprise application security has traditionally not been embraced by software developers -- they have historically been incentivized to place a higher value on the fast delivery of new features and functions. Additionally, secure web application development testing tools do not tend to integrate easily with classic development tools and processes.
With DevOps, however, the pain of security testing can be more easily mitigated. Security in DevOps can be built through automated testing at critical points throughout the development lifecycle. Security in DevOps is no longer the domain of security experts with specialized knowledge, but simply a routine part of the delivery process. By integrating security into DevOps, developers can easily and routinely produce software that is free of flaws, helping to accelerate timelines and improve the quality of each release.
Successfully introducing security into DevOps requires superior automated testing tools. When choosing solutions to satisfy the needs of application security and DevOps processes, more companies large and small turn to Veracode.
Security and DevOps with Veracode
Veracode delivers application security solutions and services to protect the software that drives today’s enterprises. With a unified platform for assessing and improving application security from inception through production, Veracode enables organizations to innovate with confidence as they build, buy and assemble web and mobile applications.
Veracode’s cloud-based solutions are ideal for integrating security with DevOps. By enabling development teams to weave testing into every phase of software development, Veracode helps to eliminate vulnerabilities early and cost-effectively without requiring additional staff, expensive consultants or additional hardware and software.
Veracode’s Tools for Security and DevOps
Veracode offers a comprehensive suite of solutions for integrating security and DevOps. Veracode’s Static Analysis and Dynamic Analysis testing tools let developers quickly and easily identify and remediate application security flaws such as a cross-site scripting vulnerability throughout the SDLC.
Veracode Web Application Scanning offers a unified solution for finding and inventorying web applications, helping to simplify compliance with regulatory frameworks like Sarbanes-Oxley and PCI 6.5. Veracode Vendor Application Security Testing provides a scalable program for managing third-party software risks. Veracode also offers Developer Training, Web Application Perimeter Monitoring, Runtime Protection and Software Composition Analysis, providing developers with all the tools they need to successfully manage security in DevOps.
Learn more about implementing security in DevOps with Veracode, and about Veracode solutions for data loss protection.