Aqua Security Launches Industry's Only End-to-End Solution to Stop Software Supply Chain Attacks
BOSTON, Sept. 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aqua Security, the leading pure-play cloud native security provider, today announced the industry’s first and only end-to-end software supply chain security solution. The new solution ensures protection across the entire software development lifecycle (SDLC) and helps organizations 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 recognized 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. 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, 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 recently 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. Aqua’s assurance policies apply proactive security on your software supply chain process and its outcome, identifying and mitigating such risks," said Joseph Elbaz, head of application security at Grubhub. "This is exactly what is needed to ensure your release quality."
The first Software Supply Chain Security Solution integrated into a CNAPP
"The Aqua Platform is undoubtedly the most robust CNAPP in the industry. Adding these new Software Supply Chain Security capabilities to our existing Dynamic Threat Analysis and runtime protection capabilities, we bring the most proactive and holistic defense-in-depth solution that can secure from day one and stop cloud native attacks," said Jerbi.
The launch and rollout of Aqua’s Supply Chain Solution is the last step in the full integration of the Argon Security technology following the acquisition in December 2021. Contact Aqua to schedule a Software Supply Chain Security Assessment or learn more about the new solution via Aquasec.com.
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