Software composition analysis
Secure your OSS with developer-first SCA
Open-source software (OSS) is the backbone of cloud-native development. By eliminating the need to rewrite commonly used code components, it enables teams to move fast. But open source comes with risks in the form of vulnerabilities and overly restrictive licenses that can leave applications vulnerable to attack and facing hefty legal fees.
Software composition analysis (SCA) enables teams to proactively address open-source risks and ship secure code fast with continuous scanning of open-source packages and their dependencies.
Why software composition analysis?
SCA gives you the visibility you need to understand and address your open-source risks. But without the right approach, SCA for cloud-native applications leaves coverage gaps and creates friction between security and developers.
Embed SCA into developer tools such as IDEs and processes such as pull/merge requests and CI/CD pipelines to proactively prevent OSS risk. With granular package bumps in code, you can quickly address vulnerabilities and choose the right version to reduce the risk of introducing breaking changes.
Connect application and infrastructure code security issues to understand vulnerabilities within the broader cloud-native environment for faster prioritization and remediation. By connecting OSS and IaC in one data model, you get visibility into risks such as vulnerable container images pulled in by IaC.
Software Composition Analysis Checklist
Learn the 6 must-have components of a cloud-native SCA solution.
Proactive OSS license compliance for developers
Accidentally deploying software that included an open-source library that didn’t meet your license usage requirements is a costly oversight. By identifying overly-restrictive OSS licenses early in the development lifecycle, security teams can automatically enforce license compliance policies by blocking non-compliant open-source packages, and developers can skip the painful process of removing packages down the line.
- Out-of-the-box policies for overly-restrictive licenses
- Support for custom license policies
- Recognition of unknown licenses