Automated DevOps Security for Hybrid Environments

Bridging the gap between DevOps and SecOps - The Cavirin DevOps Security workflow brings risk security and compliance into code development, staging, and deployment.


  • Software development teams want to move quickly to write and implement code while security teams are seen as slowing down the process in order to try and prevent breaches.
  • Infrastructure planning inefficiencies resulting in over-provisioning, counter to demands of agility and cost optimization.
  • Security reviews occur late in the development process as groups operate in silos, creating friction, rework, and potential for error.
  • A CI/CD pipeline is deployed and security is an afterthought.
Devops Security Inhibits Process - DevSecOps - CI/CD Toolchains

DevOps Security Requirements

  • Application developers must follow secure coding practices, and have a visible and automated way of assuring that by textual code analysis, code-level vulnerabilities are identified early in the development process. While InfoSec professionals need to enable the developers to easily utilize “security hardened”, and “fully patched” platforms with mandatory security baselines on which to build the applications.
  • Developers must realize that application security concerns must be “left-shifted”, and be a non-negotiable acceptance criterion before promoting applications through the stages of the SDLC pipeline such as Design, Development, QA, Staging, and Production.
  • The challenge is to ensure that this is possible to go through security process without hindering the speed of application development as desired by the developers, particularly with the availability of infrastructure automation/DevOps platforms at their disposal.

the solution = Cavirin

  • Developers provision and manage data center resources through software, effectively an extension of coding that integrates version control and satsifies security concerns.
  • IT administrators have better visibility into software engineering (e.g. Docker DevOps or DevOps on AWS) providing increased flexibility.
  • Security is seamlessly integrated into this DevOps processes via programmable security controls, automating the security definition, assessment, and enforcement before and after applications become live, and throughout their operational lifecycle = DevSecOps.
  • The Cavirin Jenkins pipeline plugin can be used as a security gate for an image build. The plugin connects to the Cavirin Platform and orchestrates security assessments for Docker images. The user provides the docker image name and the policy pack used to assess the image. 
  • API enabled architecture for DevOps Security Orchestration connecting security tools for centralized protection.
AWS DevSecOps, Azure DevSecOps and VMware DevSecOps

Benefits of Cavirin for DevSecOps

  • Visibility at every stage of the Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipeline.
  • Security as a fundamental, and non-negotiable acceptance criterion early in the development process.
  • Ability to suspect everything, including code, configurations, artifacts, and infrastructure, and establish security assessment as a requirement for progress through the pipeline.
  • Utilizing the Jenkins plug-in, the user receives an overall score for assessment and a list of failed policies. Based on this information, Jenkins can automatically pass or fail the security gate.
  • Security automation, automation, automation. 

A Unified Approach to Full Stack Container Security

Learn more about the threat to the evolution of the container runtime layer as well as a unified approach to full stack container protection. Yes, container hardening and image scanning are essential for container security, but automating anomaly detection and threat defenses in the full stack is now essential. 

What you will learn: 
  • How container runtime protection complements image, instance, and orchestration security
  • How to automate full stack container security across multiple public clouds and/or on-premise
  • What elements of container security may be monitored
  • How runtime container protection enables true DevSecOps
  • Advantages of combining container security alerts with AWS CloudTrail monitoring


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DevSecOps - When "Infrastructure as Code" Meets "Security as Code"

"It should be apparent that "infrastructure as code" and "security as code" are powerful if adopted together. There is a natural confluence of these two, which calls for a harmonious engagement between the various roles and systems at play.

Ravi Rajamiyer, VP Engineering, Cavirin 

Take a DevOps-first Approach to Security that Leverages Containers

"Implementing a DevOps-first approach to their workloads can drive additional competitiveness and create a more secure environment. With the tools and automation available, the midmarket should be among the most eager to evolve based on more limited budgets and expertise."

Pravin Goyal, Director of Information Security and Compliance Engineering, Cavirin 

Developed specifically for enterprise Cloud and Container environments

Google Cloud Platform
Microsoft Azure

Cavirin provides security management across physical, public, and hybrid clouds, supporting AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, VMware, KVM, and Docker.