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SSD Overview

What is Secure Software Delivery (SSD)

The rise in software supply chain attacks in recent times has become a critical concern for all organizations. The complexities of modern software delivery pipelines and the ever-evolving threat landscape demands a unified and proactive approach to security, risk management, and governance. OpsMx ISD is based on core capabilities such as prevent, resolve, and secure. SSD or Secure Software Delivery provides a comprehensive solution to real-time vulnerability risks and security breaches. SSD prevents and resolves vulnerabilities and risks in real time, ensuring a secure and compliant software delivery environment. Organizations can confidently deploy software that adheres to highest security.
The inclusion of open-source and third-party components in software development proliferates potential security breaches. The interconnected nature of modern software ecosystems also means a single breach can have long lasting impacts.
This expanding attack surface demands a comprehensive approach to secure every stage of the software supply chain. OpsMx SSD records what, how, and where an application is deployed to create a deployment bill of materials (DBOM), the operations equivalent to the development team’s software bill of materials (SBOM). SSD offers unique features given below that provide comprehensive visibility over your software delivery and deployment process, enabling compliance, mitigating risks and safeguarding the integrity of your applications.
  • Deployment firewall - enforces application security at the point of deployment, across staging & production environments.
  • Deployment Bill of Materials (DBOM – what got deployed, where, and how)
  • Automated approvals
  • Compliance Automation - automate compliance checks using prebuilt compliance packs such as NIST 800-53, FedRAMP, PCI DSS and HIPPA.
  • End-to-End Traceability
  • Vulnerability and security alerts

SSD Features

The following are the SSD features.
  • SSD connects to customers' software delivery tools.
  • It automatically synthesizes the current software delivery process from code to cloud and gives a live view of what is running in each environment.
  • Generates SBOM for the build artifacts.
  • Analyzes and displays the vulnerabilities in the images getting deployed.
  • Blocks deployments if it is likely to cause any breach to the security.
  • Evaluates the software delivery process against a set of secure software delivery rules/validations and generates the security posture.
  • Continuously monitor the delivery process and generate alerts and suggestions to improve the delivery security posture.
  • Generates Delivery Bill of Actions and Materials (DBOM) to attest to an image that it was built, tested and deployed following a secure framework.

SSD Key Benefits

SSD offers some key benefits that are listed below:
  • Reduce Risk Exposure - Prevents security breaches and compliance violations by implementing robust controls and vulnerability management.
  • Greater Visibility and Control - End-to-end traceability and auditing capabilities giving organizations better visibility and control over their software supply chain.
  • Faster Remediation - Vulnerability tracking and alerts enabling enterprises to address security issues, reducing potential impact on production swiftly.
  • Seamless Security Integration - Integrating security processes, teams, and tools within the software delivery environment creates a more comprehensive and cohesive approach to security and compliance.
  • Scalable Security and Compliance - Ensure continuous security and compliance monitoring even as the organization grows, adapting to changing requirements and new threats while maintaining a robust security posture.
  • Enhanced Efficiency - Streamline workflows and processes to improve productivity, reduce bottlenecks, and optimize the software delivery lifecycle.