DevSecOps with Checkmarx
Have you ever encountered a situation whereby you are not able to deploy an application due to vulnerabilities in the codes? Remediation measures are generally time consuming and expensive when vulnerabilities are discovered in the later stages of the development cycle. Worst still, having a vulnerable code pushed to production could lead to exploitation causing downtime or data leak that may lead to monetary or even reputation losses. With that in mind, have you ever wondered what could be done to prevent this?
What is DevOps/DevSecOps?
DevOps is a combination of two different terms in the IT field, development and operations. Like the name suggests, DevOps is an ideology which aims to bridge the gap between the development and operation teams. In short, it is all about making use of different tools and methodologies to allow a close cooperation between teams. At the end of the day, it aims to hasten the process of application rollout and shorten the release cycle.
DevSecOps is essentially the incorporation of integrating security in DevOps processes. By incorporating security practices into DevOps pipeline, security is maintained while still ensuring efficient and safe delivery of code. As a result, it will not only allow for a more efficient development but it will also strengthen your product. As vulnerabilities can be found in the earlier stages, remediation efforts will be much simpler.
Who is Checkmarx?
Checkmarx is a company that provides industry-leading application security testing solutions. They are constantly pushing the boundaries of Application Security Testing to make security seamless and simple for the world’s developers and security teams. They are also the leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing for four straight years from 2018 to 2021.
Checkmarx provides solutions that can be used to integrate into the various stages of the DevOps pipeline to ensure that security practices are in place throughout the process. In order for a successful adoption of DevSecOps, automating the process with Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) tools is essential.
In light of that, their solutions are also capable of integrating with many of the popular CI/CD tools. As a result, they are able to seamlessly integrate security into DevOps by automatically triggering scans at different stages of the pipeline. There will also be no need to make any changes to existing development cycle.
In conclusion, by integrating security in DevOps processes can reap many benefits. By using Checkmarx solutions, you will be able to integrate them into existing DevOps processes you may have with ease.