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

While DevOps promises better products and condensed release cycles, security and compliance across these environments can’t be an afterthought. Consider the DevOps security risks:

  • Malicious insiders can leverage excessive privileges or shared secrets to compromise code
  • Vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, and other weaknesses in containers can open the door to security compromises
  • Insecure code, hard-coded passwords, and other privilege exposures can lead to external attacks
  • Scripts or vulnerabilities in CI/CD tools – such as Ansible, Chef, or Puppet – could deploy malware or sabotage code

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 secrets and keys, while securing the containers and images themselves.

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

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 privileged access management, password management, and vulnerability management for on-premises and cloud-based DevOps environments, you can:

  • Inventory all DevOps assets – including containers and images
  • Scan for vulnerabilities and configurations across development, test, and production systems
  • Find and control the use of all hard-coded passwords and shared secrets
  • Eliminate excessive privileges on developer machines
  • Enforce boundaries between development, test, and production systems
  • Unite all features into a single platform for management, reporting, and analytics

We built these capabilities to be as automated and transparent as possible, to prevent 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 lifecycle.


Discovery & Inventory

Discovery & Inventory

Perform continuous discovery and inventory of container instances, libraries, and more across physical, virtual, and cloud environments.

Vulnerability Scanning

Vulnerability Scanning

Scan container instances and libraries, with options for offline image scanning, start/stop image scanning, and image integrity tracking.

Configuration Scanning

Configuration Scanning

Perform continuous configuration and baseline scanning against industry configuration guidelines and best practices from NIST, STIGS, USGCB, CIS, and Microsoft, across servers and code/builds in physical, virtual, and cloud-deployed assets.

Shared Secrets Management

Shared Secrets Management

Control and audit access to shared secrets, including developer access to source code, DevOps tools, test servers, and production builds.

Hard-Coded Credential Management

Hard-Coded Credential Management

Control access to scripts, files, code, embedded application credentials, and hard-coded passwords, including removing hardcoded passwords in DevOps tool configurations, build scripts, code files, test builds, and production builds.

Appropriate Credentials Usage Enforcement

Appropriate Credentials Usage Enforcement

Eliminate administrator privileges on end-user machines, securely store privileged account credentials, require a simple workflow process for check-out, and monitor privileged sessions.

Segment Networks

Segment Networks

Utilize a secured jump server with multi-factor authentication, adaptive access authorization, and session monitoring for access that needs to cross trust zones.

Restrict Privileges

Restrict Privileges

Grant only required permissions to appropriately build machines and images, and deploy, configure, and remediate production issues on machines and images.

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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