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Tuesday, 27 July 2021 00:57

Sysdig to acquire Apolicy Featured

By Staff Writer
Sysdig CEO Suresh Vasudevan Sysdig CEO Suresh Vasudevan

Secure DevOps company Sysdig has announced its intent to acquire Apolicy to “shift security" further left: and expand the Sysdig offering to include Infrastructure as code (IaC) security.

Sysdig customers secure the DevOps cycle from build through production and Sysdig says Apolicy complements these capabilities by strengthening cloud and Kubernetes security with compliance and governance enforcement via policy as code, auto-remediation of drift to close the loop from production to source - and faster issue resolution with risk-based prioritisation.

Sysdig says the pandemic has caused a massive shift towards doing things online, which puts pressure on teams delivering applications in the cloud.

According to Sysdig modern apps are built as containerised microservices using a DevOps approach to accelerate delivery, and teams are adopting secure DevOps as they transform security processes to adapt - and this includes cloud configuration risk management, scanning images at build time, detecting and responding to threats at runtime, and continuously validating compliance with regulatory standards. 

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“The trend of Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) and GitOps continues to gain broad mindshare with cloud platform teams as a way to achieve complete operational control of infrastructure,” notes Sysdig.

“As teams codify infrastructure using IaC tools like Terraform, CloudFormation etc, it can be easy to overlook security. Misconfigurations in the cloud are common, evident by many high profile cloud breaches.

“Adopting IaC principles for building infrastructure can improve reliability by improving consistency and reducing human error. Checking for security as configurations are defined ‘shifts security further left’, allowing teams to identify and resolve issues before infrastructure is deployed.”

Sysdig says the goal of IaC security is to automate an organisation’s cloud and Kubernetes security controls, and with IaC security, teams can consistently enforce compliance and governance by applying policies as code to validate both configuration files and production environments and ensure they are identical.

“When runtime deviations occur, they can be discovered and automatically remediated directly at the source to ensure they don’t happen again.

“By integrating IaC security into the secure DevOps workflows, teams can shift security further left, improving security and reducing alert fatigue for security teams,” Sysdig concludes

With the acquisition, the Apolicy team, including the founders Maor Goldberg, CEO, Eran Leib, VP Product Management, and Shlomi Wexler, VP R&D will join the Sysdig team, and the Apolicy product offering will be incorporated as part of the Sysdig Secure DevOps Platform.

To access a blog from Sysdig CEO Suresh Vasudevan click here.

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