Shift Left on Cloud Infrastructure Security

Shift Left with IaC Scanning and Remediation in Code

Ermetic Team By Ermetic Team

Infrastructure as Code (IaC) has rapidly gained popularity for its ability to automate the management and provisioning of IT infrastructure. The capability replaces manual processes with configuration files that contain easy to edit and distribute specifications. On the downside, IaC can inadvertently introduce risks stemming from human error or lack of attention to security policies and best practices.

Can your organization ensure development speed while shifting left on essential security and compliance requirements? How do you enforce automated guardrails throughout the CI/CD development process and ensure no gaps exist across the entire development lifecycle?

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Shift left and Improve Security from Development to Deployment

Ermetic IaC security can make a significant impact on the security of your CI/CD pipeline. It empowers developers to write secure code easily and saves time by minimizing the risk of errors, vulnerabilities, misconfigurations or incorrect default settings. All these security pitfalls can potentially expose sensitive data, intellectual property (IP) or trade secrets prior to deployment in production.

Using Ermetic you can integrate and perform infrastructure and application security in the CI/CD pipeline:

Plug Security into Existing Development Tools

  • Scan and detect misconfigurations and other risks in IaC to harden cloud infrastructure environments as part of the CI/CD pipeline
  • Embed comprehensive cloud security checks in existing CI/CD processes by surfacing findings in native development tools, including Jenkins, BitBucket, CircleCI, GitHub and GitLab

Automate Remediation in Code

  • Plug Ermetic findings into existing workflows and auto-remediate directly with wizards
  • Auto-assign alerts via ticketing systems (e.g., Jira or ServiceNow)
  • Generate IaC snippets by integrating with source code repositories to add comments and suggested fixes to pull requests

Achieve Continuous Compliance in the IaC Process

  • An agentless approach enables teams to gain and maintain compliance against industry standard regulations and benchmarks like PCI-DSS, CIS Benchmarks, SOC 2, PSD2, GDPR, NIST, HIPAA and more, as well as custom frameworks
  • Audit and compliance teams can - as part of the IaC process – detect and mitigate gaps in policy guardrails, minimizing the risk of compliance failure

Comprehensive Cloud-Native Security

Ermetic offers IaC scanning as part of its comprehensive Cloud Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP) for AWS, Azure and GCP environments, integrating security and compliance automation from development to runtime. The platform provides continuous discovery across identities, infrastructure, workloads and data, visualizing, prioritizing and remediating cloud security and compliance risks from development to deployment. Ermetic integrates into CI/CD pipelines for complete shift left security, and democratizes and accelerates organizational security efforts.

Ermetic Benefits - IaC Scanning

Identify Misconfigurations & Compliance Violations in Code

Ermetic enables developers to scan and detect misconfigurations and other risks in IaC to harden cloud infrastructure environments as part of the CI/CD pipeline.

Ermetic lets you embed comprehensive cloud security checks – and surface findings – directly in native development tools including Jenkins, BitBucket, CircleCI, GitHub and GitLab. The upshot? Improved efficiency and secure code delivery for your developers.

Identify Misconfigurations & Compliance Violations in Code

Integrate Security into the Development Pipeline

Ermetic streamlines security throughout the software development lifecycle by integrating security into workflows in DevOps tooling, such as Terraform and CloudFormation.

By combining context and risk prioritization, Ermetic enables your developers to quickly evaluate critical security and compliance risk against industry standard benchmarks or custom policies, and course correct as needed.

Integrate Security into the Development Pipeline

Built-In Remediation in Code

Ermetic helps mitigate cloud infrastructure misconfigurations and other risks through integration with ticketing, CI/CD pipelines and IaC.

Security and cloud infrastructure teams can plug Ermetic findings into existing workflows and auto-remediate directly with wizards, auto assign alerts via ticketing systems (e.g., Jira or ServiceNow) or generate and integrate IaC snippets in source code repositories to add comments and suggested fixes to pull requests.

Built-In Guided Remediation

Compliance Benchmarks

The agentless Ermetic platform enables teams to maintain automated compliance against industry standard regulations and benchmarks like PCI-DSS, CIS Benchmarks, SOC 2, PSD2, GDPR, NIST, HIPAA, and more, as well as custom frameworks.

Leveraging Ermetic, audit and compliance teams can - as part of the IaC process – detect gaps in policy guardrails, minimizing the risk of compliance failure.

Achieve and Maintain Continuous Compliance

Ermetic Cloud Infrastructure Security Platform

Ermetic reveals and prioritizes security gaps in AWS, Azure and GCP and enables organizations to remediate them immediately. The Ermetic cloud native application protection platform (CNAPP) uses an identity-first approach to automate complex cloud infrastructure entitlement management (CIEM) and cloud security posture management (CSPM) operations. It unifies full asset discovery, deep risk analysis, runtime threat detection and compliance reporting, combined with pinpoint visualization and step-by-step guidance.

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What Our Customers Are Saying

"We’re using Ermetic to strategically push least privilege best practice as far left as we can. Ermetic automation is helping us reduce errors and inter team dependencies -- it’s win-win for our SRE and security teams, and is fortifying our cloud infrastructure against risk."

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Dominic Zanardi
Senior Site Reliability Engineer, Latch