Written by Daniel Ray Coutinho
Daniel Ray Coutinho, part of the Amazon Web Solutions Division at KUWAITNET is responsible for strategic alliances in the region for the AWS cloud. He brings to the table nearly a decade of experience that encompass strategic sales (direct and channel) and managing high-value key accounts.
Snyk, a specialist in developer security, has recently launched Snyk Cloud, the industry's first comprehensive cloud security solution designed by and for developers. This article will discuss Snyk Cloud, its features, and how it helps developers build and deploy secure applications in the cloud.
Snyk Cloud: A Comprehensive Cloud Security Solution
Snyk Cloud is a thoughtfully designed solution that takes into account the unique needs of DevSecOps teams worldwide. It allows developers to build, test, and deploy applications securely in cloud environments, reducing the risk of security incidents and data breaches. In addition, with Snyk Cloud, developers can ensure that their applications are secure from the beginning of the development cycle, eliminating the need for time-consuming and costly security fixes later on.
Combining Expertise in Container and Infrastructure Security
The solution combines Snyk's expertise in container and infrastructure security with Fugue's Cloud Security Posture Management(CSPM) capabilities, providing developers with a powerful tool for securing their cloud environments. Snyk Cloud is designed to integrate seamlessly with the DevOps workflow, allowing developers to automate security testing and remediation and ensuring that security is a part of the continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) process.
Real-Time Security Feedback for Developers
One of the critical features of Snyk Cloud is its ability to provide real-time security feedback to developers. The solution scans code and infrastructure as code for vulnerabilities and misconfigurations, providing developers with actionable insights that they can use to improve the security of their applications. Snyk Cloud also continuously monitors cloud environments, detecting and alerting developers to any security incidents in real-time.
Flexibility to Work with Different Cloud Platforms
Snyk Cloud is highly flexible and used with many cloud platforms, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. It makes it an ideal solution for businesses of all sizes and industries, as it can be customized to meet specific security requirements.
Acquisition of Fugue and Snyk Cloud's Launch
The launch of Snyk Cloud was made possible by Snyk's acquisition of Fugue earlier this year. By uniting and extending existing products Snyk Infrastructure as Code and Snyk Container with Fugue's leading Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) capabilities, Snyk was able to create a fully featured cloud security solution that enables today's modern developers to continue their rapid pace of innovation securely.
Unified Platform and Policy Engine
Snyk Cloud is the first unified platform and policy engine that enables secure deployments from code to cloud and back to code. By integrating security into the development process, Snyk Cloud eliminates the need for time-consuming and costly security fixes later on. The solution provides a comprehensive and automated approach to securing cloud environments, reducing the risk of security incidents and data breaches.
Feedback Loop: Securing Cloud Before Deployment
With Snyk Cloud, developers can secure their cloud before deployment and maintain its secure integrity while running. The solution's feedback loop provides real-time security feedback to developers, allowing them to detect and fix vulnerabilities and misconfigurations in code and infrastructure as code. By identifying security issues early in the development process, Snyk Cloud enables developers to create secure deployments that are less vulnerable to cyber threats.
Feedback Loop: Assessing and Prioritizing Fixes
Snyk Cloud's feedback loop also allows developers to assess and prioritize the precise places to provide fixes back in the code. This feature ensures that security issues are addressed efficiently and effectively, reducing the risk of security incidents and data breaches. By providing real-time security feedback and continuous monitoring, Snyk Cloud helps developers maintain the security of their cloud environments throughout the development process.
Improving Security Risk Posture
Over the past year, Snyk customers have reported that they improve their security risk posture by more than 60% by reducing the time it takes to find and fix vulnerabilities. In addition, Snyk Cloud's ability to provide real-time security feedback and continuous monitoring allows developers to identify and address security issues quickly and efficiently, reducing the risk of security incidents and data breaches.
Snyk Cloud provides a comprehensive and automated approach to securing cloud environments, enabling developers to create secure deployments from code to the cloud and back to code. By integrating security into the development process and providing a feedback loop for real-time security feedback and continuous monitoring, Snyk Cloud reduces the risk of security incidents and data breaches. As a result, snyk customers have reported a significant improvement in their security risk posture by reducing the time it takes to find and fix vulnerabilities. With Snyk Cloud, developers can innovate quickly and securely without compromising security.