Aqua Security launches industry first end-to-end solution to stop software supply chain attacks
qua Security , a leading pureplay cloud-native security
A provider , has announced the industry ’ s first end-to-end software supply chain security solution . The new solution ensures protection across the entire Software Development Lifecycle ( SDLC ) and helps organisations proactively prevent and stop supply chain attacks on cloud-native applications .
Software supply chain attacks are dramatically on the rise and Aqua data shows a 300 % increase Year-over-Year . The increasing threats are now being recognised by international governments as a security priority ; most recently the White House released an executive order to enhance software supply chain security from development .
Aqua identifies software supply chain risks as threats coming from third-party artifacts , open-source dependencies and malicious actors targeting the unique developer toolset and environment . To combat the growing risk to the software supply chain , Aqua is introducing new capabilities to add to its current supply chain solution . deploy and runtime phases . With this , we are giving developers and security teams the confidence to continue to build their cloud-native application development capabilities and prevent supply chain attacks .”
The Systems Sciences Institute at IBM reported that ; ‘ it costs six times more to fix a bug found during implementation than one identified during design . Furthermore , the cost to fix bugs found during the testing phase could be 15 times more than the cost of fixing those found during design ’.
The Aqua Software Supply Chain Security Solution provides alerts and acceptance gates along the entire code and build stages to proactively reduce risk as early as possible in the development life cycle . These assurance policies can be automated , further shortening the feedback loop for development and security teams and eliminating these associated costs .
“ Attackers are targeting the source code and its dependencies as a way to inject vulnerabilities and backdoors to applications ,” said Joseph Elbaz , Head of Application Security at Grubhub . “ Aqua ’ s assurance policies apply proactive security on your software supply chain process and its outcome , identifying and mitigating such risks . This is exactly what is needed to ensure your release quality .”
The first Software Supply Chain Security Solution integrated into a CNAPP
The solution is part of Aqua ’ s fully integrated Cloud-native Application Protection Platform ( CNAPP ), the Aqua Platform . As the first CNAPP to include a supply chain solution , Aqua is redefining the CNAPP category with even more integration and end-to-end protection . The Aqua Supply Chain Solution introduces new robust features , including :
• Code scanning
• CI / CD posture management
• Pipeline security
• Next-generation SBOM
• Open-source health assessment u
These new capabilities make Aqua the only solution in the market that protects against supply chain risk from code all the way through to runtime , across both the application and underlying infrastructure .
“ Other vendors miss a piece of the equation ,” said Amir Jerbi , CTO and Co-founder of Aqua Security . “ For example , some solutions focus on the build while others focus on the code and build , but Aqua is the only solution that allows developers to offer proactive security measures across code , build , intelligent SOFTWARE SECURITY www . intelligentciso . com