SCALABLE SOFTWARE SUPPLY CHAIN SECURITY

CONTINUOUS MONITORING AND PROTECTION FOR YOUR CRITICAL CUSTOM AND THIRD-PARTY SOFTWARE ASSETS

The challenge

ALONG WITH CUSTOM CODE BUILT IN-HOUSE, THE SOFTWARE SUPPLY CHAIN INTRODUCES SECURITY AND VISIBILITY GAPS STEMMING FROM THIRD-PARTY SOFTWARE IMPORTED FROM UNKNOWN OR UNTRUSTED SOURCES.
LACK OF VISIBILITY

Problem: Understaffed security teams have no centralized means of benchmarking their third-party software inventory including both commercial and open-source libraries deployed across their environment. With new code changes shipping multiple times per day, security teams can't keep up with the dozens of libraries introduced from unknown sources.

Implication: Without understanding which third-party software assets carry security defects or potential licensing risk, security teams can’t fully comprehend where their software supply chain is vulnerable.

RESULTS OVERLOAD

Problem: Juggling separate tools for testing custom and third-party code creates hours of unnecessary work as a result of erroneous findings and a lack of context into how libraries are invoked by custom code. Developers are left overwhelmed with the sheer volume of results with no context into how to fix them or if they're valid

Implication: Security teams don’t have a way to prioritize security findings and end up chasing fixes for results that don’t matter, creating strain with their developer counterparts.

NO RAPID RESPONSE PLAN

Problem: As new vulnerabilities are disclosed for older libraries, managing security debt becomes more complicated. Patching or updating libraries is not always a turnkey solution. Patches may break builds, or don't exist because there's no active development for specific projects. In order to meet deadlines, developers have no choice but to ship code with exploitable libraries. 

Implication: In the event of a zero-day vulnerability, businesses run the risk of opening themselves up for attack when shipping vulnerable libraries into production. 

 

THE CONTRAST SOLUTION

CENTRALIZED PLATFORM FOR COMPLETE SOFTWARE SUPPLY CHAIN SECURITY ACROSS THE ENTIRE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT LIFECYCLE - FROM CODE, THROUGH TEST, TO PRODUCTION.

END-TO-END SOFTWARE SUPPLY CHAIN RISK INTELLIGENCE

The Contrast Application Security Platform catalogues custom, commercial, and open-source software assets and flags risk across the entire development lifecycle - from build, to test, to production. Contrast provides governance within native CI/CD workflows and tests for potential attack vectors embedded in risky third-party libraries, transitive dependencies and out-of-policy open source licenses. 

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TARGETED, ACTIONABLE FINDINGS

Contrast provides real-time alerts for new vulnerabilities in third-party libraries, dependencies, and flags risky open source licenses. Because it doesn’t silo custom and third-party testing, Contrast can which libraries are actually invoked by the application during runtime, saving Security and Development teams from hours of needless, manual correlation.

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Targeted, Actionable Findings
PROTECTION IN THE WILD

When patching or updating a library is not an option, Contrast ensures that businesses are able to protect themselves from attacks against vulnerable libraries. Contrast comes with out-of-the-box protection rules that help safeguard exploitable libraries deployed in production.

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