Security Policy Enforcement
As organizations adopt DevOps to accelerate product development, they optimize time-to-market at the cost of rising security risk. For many organizations this risk is not understood, except by the security team. Security leaders face serious challenges in preventing catastrophe and remaining compliant:
1. Software releases are accelerating, leaving less opportunity to review code for compliance with security policies.
2. Security teams are outnumbered by developers, making it hard to propagate and ensure security best practices.
3. Friction between dev and security teams, because “security reviews” are perceived as barriers to faster releases.
4. The value of security efforts is difficult to demonstrate in objective metrics.
For enterprises and companies in regulated industries, this is an untenable conflict that must be resolved.
How to mitigate security and compliance risks
Datree helps keep products and code repositories secure and compliant, even as DevOps is scaled to thousands of engineers and repositories. Here’s how:
1. Set code-level security policies across teams and repositories from one place.
Choose to apply policies recommended by Datree, or create your own. Control where the policies are applied and monitor org-wide compliance.
2. Integrate security tests into existing DevOps workflows with zero friction.
Every code change (pull request) is automatically checked for compliance and the results are shown directly in GitHub, so developers don’t have to change their workflows.
3. Continuous compliance with organizational, security, regulatory requirements.
Every code change is tested automatically, and policy violations are prevented from merging until resolved.
4. Identify security risks within code, infrastructure-as-code, and repositories.
See which repositories are not compliant with policies, and why. Drill down into the source of the violation and see who is responsible.
How to foster collaboration between Security and DevOps
Datree helps DevOps and Security work with, not against, each another. Security leaders can use Datree to foster a productive collaboration with DevOps in three ways:
1. Help engineers understand and remediate security issues with every code commit.
If a code change doesn’t comply with policy, then user is shown an explanation and instructions for fixing it, directly in GitHub.
2. Set and enforce policies without changing dev workflows. Datree connects with GitHub so you can begin enforcing and validating security policies within minutes.
3. See versions and usage of code components throughout the organization, without chasing devs to explain their work. See how code components, contributors, and repositories are connected.
How to demonstrate the value of security efforts
Datree helps security leaders demonstrate objective evidence that their efforts and policies are adding significant value to the organization:
- Make security an integral and visible part of product development. Automatic tests of every pull request for policy compliance. Policy compliance tests and actionable reports run in GitHub.
- See the amount and severity of security risks mitigated. See which repositories are not compliant with policies, and why.