The way enterprises use the cloud is changing. Next-generation applications, built and delivered using DevOps methodology, are moving to the cloud. These virtual environments continue to evolve as enterprises move IT to the cloud, enabling the scalability and flexibility of on-demand resources. But with this next generation comes the need for increased security as many of these applications are not only complex, but can potentially have different types of security issues ranging from misconfigured servers to bad code.
Luckily, we’ve seen security vendors really step up their game over the last few months. For example, the majority of container registries now include vulnerability scanning, better capabilities to restrict access to risky containers, and the ability to track changes with content signing. Which means now is the time for DevOps teams to make use of these container capabilities and bring security teams in to the fold with DevSecOps.
Think of DevSecOps like baking security practices into your DevOps pipeline. In short, it’s the philosophy of integrating security practices within your organization’s DevOps processes. A DevOps strategy needs to go beyond operations and IT teams, and allow IT security to play an integrated role in the lifecycle of your applications.
In the past, the role of security was isolated to a certain team or role within the organization. But now it’s imperative for organizations to integrate security as a shared responsibility. To do this, organizations need to think of application (and infrastructure) security from the very beginning, and understand what processes can be automated in order to improve the speed and agility of traditional DevOps operations.
The Embotics vCommander 7 helps address this issue, delivering the desired speed under the required control, satisfying both IT and DevOps with one, simple platform. It bridges the gap between traditional IT concerns such as governance, compliance and policy-based management with the speed and agility needed by DevOps-based engineering teams.
If you’re interested in learning how vCommander can help your organization implement its DevSecOps strategy, please contact us here: https://www.embotics.com/contact-us