Shortly before AWS re:Invent where Inspector was launched, Microsoft announced a new Security Center for its Azure public cloud, which allows similar security assessments to be performed. Products like Microsoft’s Security Center and Amazon Inspector integrate with products from third-party vendors like Evident.io and Trend Micro, which do similar, and in some cases deeper, security testing.
“We’ve long talked about the importance of baking in security by default, rather than bolting on later,” 451 Research Senior Analyst Adrian Sanabria wrote in an email. Traditionally this has been done by getting a security team involved in software development projects as easy as possible. The big change recently is that the process of integrating security into the application development process can now be automated. “With continuous delivery models, where software is sometimes released daily or several times a day, this is an absolute necessity.”
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