Securing DevOps with Unified Privilege, Password and Vulnerability Management

Secure your DevOps environment with integrated privilege, password and vulnerability management solutions that won’t hamper development speed or agility.

Reducing DevOps Cybersecurity Risks

DevOps practices have become essential for organizations seeking a competitive edge. Building on the Agile approach, DevOps promises faster software development and testing, more frequent builds, and a more reliable end product. However, it can be hard to ensure security and compliance in high-velocity, cloud-based DevOps environments. This can open the door to threats including:

  • Insiders who leverage excessive privileges or shared accounts to compromise code
  • Inadvertent vulnerabilities, misconfigurations and other application weaknesses
  • External attacks on insecure code, hard-coded passwords, and other privilege exposures
  • Automation tools and scripts that deploy malware, sabotage code, or do other damage

Many aspects of DevOps compound these risks. For instance, DevOps usually requires you to grant administrative access not only to multiple staff, but also to configuration management and orchestration systems. This necessitates fine-grained privilege controls, as well as solutions for managing passwords, keys and other secrets.

While it’s clear that security needs to be built into DevOps, how do you do so without hampering speed, agility and other critical tenets of the DevOps model?

Comprehensive DevOps Security that Doesn’t Sacrifice Speed or Agility

Unlike other solutions that force a complex, disjointed approach to DevOps security, BeyondTrust delivers a truly unified platform of solutions that reduce risk throughout the IT supply chain – from development to production. With our integrated solutions for privilege management, password management, and vulnerability management for DevOps environments, you can:

  • Automatically, discover, validate and manage all devices used in DevOps
  • Identify and remediate vulnerabilities before they are deployed to production
  • Ensure that all configurations are hardened per industry best practices
  • Eliminate hardcoded credentials in code, scripts and service accounts
  • Limit user privileges that open pathways for attackers and malware
  • Gain visibility over account usage and activity to identify suspicious activity
  • Leverage a centralized platform that simplifies deployments and controls costs

We built all of these capabilities to be as automated and transparent as possible, reducing delays that would run counter to the efficiency goals of DevOps. Our solutions also adhere to a robust “secure cloud first” strategy that is fundamental to securing DevOps environments. Finally, our extensive API library automates and streamlines privileged access management activities throughout the DevOps process.


Tackle Several DevOps Security Use Cases

Tackle Several DevOps Security Use Cases

BeyondTrust offers the most comprehensive, integrated set of privilege, password, and vulnerability management solutions, enabling you to address a wide spectrum of DevOps security challenges (see below).

Say “No” to Complex DevOps Security Solutions

Say “No” to Complex DevOps Security Solutions

Manage privileges, passwords and vulnerabilities with a central management, reporting and analytics console – with no separate, DevOps-specific license or install required.

Streamline Deployments with an Extensive API Library

Streamline Deployments with an Extensive API Library

With a rich API connector framework for third-party applications, BeyondTrust simplifies deployments and automates privilege management processes — from on-boarding and policy deployment, to privilege control and to auditing.

Use Cases

Reducing DevOps Security Risks with Unified Privileged Access Management and Vulnerability Management

1 Discover and catalog DevOps assets

Ensure that only properly configured and approved images are used in your DevOps environment with continuous discovery across physical, virtual and cloud infrastructure.

2 Identify and manage vulnerabilities

Assess vulnerabilities, and prioritize and manage remediation, across assets and code/builds in physical, virtual and cloud environments.

3 Ensure configuration compliance

Conduct continuous configuration and hardening baseline scanning (e.g., SCAP, CIS) for servers and code/builds across multi-layered infrastructure throughout the DevOps lifecycle.

4 Gain visibility into shared account usage

Control and audit access to shared accounts, and connect account activity to specific users or identities. Manage access to source code, DevOps tools, test servers, production builds, and more.

5 Eliminate hardcoded passwords

Close backdoors to critical systems by controlling scripts, files, code, embedded application credentials, and hardcoded passwords. Remove hardcoded credentials from production builds.

6 Control privileges, without slowdowns

Maintain granular control over developer access to systems, while still enabling them to appropriately deploy, configure, and remediate machines and images across Unix, Linux, Windows and Mac environments.

7 Limit lateral attack movement

Contain potential attackers by eliminating end-user admin privileges, securing privileged account credentials, enforcing checkout workflows, monitoring privileged sessions, and maintaining audit trails for forensics.

8 Block insecure applications

Specify pre-approved or whitelisted files and executables, limiting the opportunity for attackers to exploit insecure applications.

9 Reduce attacker sightlines

Segment network assets, including application and resource servers, into “trust zones” that reduce attackers’ ability to view internal systems.

10 Enable access across trust zones

Leverage a secured jump server with multi-factor authentication, adaptive access authorization and session monitoring. Segment access based on user, role, and requested application or data.

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