With containers, we’ve changed the way we deploy applications. Now it’s time to change the way we secure them, with container scanning tools for open source.
Are you thinking about container security? Traditional application security isn’t meant for container deployments. Learn strategies for securing your containers.
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Open source is the foundation of most modern applications. However, left untracked, open source can put containerized applications at risk of known vulnerabilities such as Heartbleed and CVE-2017-5638 found in Apache Struts.
Containers have restructured the way we think about our infrastructure, bringing development and operations teams closer together than ever before, and placing applications center stage in the infrastructure environment.
Companies are leveraging containers on a massive scale to rapidly package and deliver software applications. But because it is difficult for organizations to see the components and dependencies in all their container images, container security risks associated with containerized delivery has become a hot topic in DevOps. This puts the spotlight on operations teams to find security vulnerabilities in the production environment.
As application development teams are pressured to deliver software faster than ever, containers offer clear advantages. Docker debuted to the public in 2013, and since then there have been over 29 billion Docker container downloads. Benefits of containerization
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Do you know what’s in your containers? No, the question has nothing to do with those mystery containers in your fridge. But if you don’t know what’s in those lovely Docker containers which are all the rage, you could be in store for just as rude a surprise as discovering what might be hiding deep in your fridge.
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Before Black Duck began leveraging Docker, customers utilized the App Manager Install Method to deploy it. Black Duck now deploys as a set of containers, so customers need to install Docker to take advantage of updates to the application. By the end of this guide, you’ll have a basic understanding of how to migrate Black Duck to a containerized environment, as well as the benefits of using containers.
Organizations today work in a continuous delivery environment, requiring speed and agility in deployment and the ability to monitor applications once deployed. These requirements are accelerating the adoption of containers in the production environment. In October, DockerCon Europe revealed that 24 billion containers have been downloaded. Not surprisingly, there’s been a corresponding 77,000% growth in Docker job listings. Why use containers? As application development teams are pressured to deliver software faster than ever, container adoption offers clear advantages. A Forrester study found that 66% of organizations who adopted containers experienced accelerated developer efficiency, while 75% of companies achieved a moderate to significant increase in application deployment speed. Got a lot of containers to secure?Download the eBook. As the saying goes, time is money. As development and operations teams deliver software without the hassle of constantly reconfiguring infrastructure, they save time and cut costs. In a different study, Forrester discovered that organizations saved upward of 70% on dev/test costs after container adoption, and 40% on production costs, while operating on 80% fewer servers. Similarly, case studies revealed that organizations who adopted containers experienced average cost savings of 50% in the production environment. Since containers do not require hypervisors, much of these savings come from a reduction in hypervisor licensing costs.
Containers offer many advantages over monolithic applications, packaged as VMs. Most importantly, a container image is immutable, easily built and deployed without reliance on permanent infrastructure.