Whitepaper: Accelerating DevSecOps With Containers and Continuous Testing

Achieve Security at Speed

Leverage containers to make continuous testing a reality and your DevSecOps initiatives a success.

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Download our whitepaper to learn the important role of containers in the secure deployment of software.  

DevSecOps represents a shift in software development processes that stresses collaboration between end users, developers, and IT professionals. Software test automation can enhance these connections and help organizations like yours accelerate secure software development. But it's just one piece of the DevSecOps puzzle.

Discover how containers can help your team:

  • Manage complex environments.
  • Shift left security in DevSecOps.
  • Achieve security at speed with continuous testing.

Containers play an important role in the secure deployment of software. They provide a standardized, lightweight, and reproducible execution environment for applications in a DevSecOps pipeline.

They're also becoming helpful during development. Containerized development and testing environments provide benefits like those in deployment. There is an important role for containers to play in modern DevSecOps development as containers can help shift-left security processes in software development.

Containerized deployments can help development teams manage complex dev environments and solve the following challenges:
  • Synchronizing upgrades for the entire team to a new version of a tool like a compiler, build toolchain, and so on.
  • Dynamically reacting to a new security patch for the library or software development kit (SDK), and the like.
  • Assuring consistency of the toolchain for all team members and the automated infrastructure (CI/CD).
  • Ability to version the development environment and restoring it to service the older version of the product.
  • Onboarding and setting up new developers.

Security requirements add additional workload for developers. How this is managed makes the difference between an on-time, secure product, and a late, insecure one. A critical requirement is to integrate security into the existing development process — to make security part of the quality and the overall workflow.

About Parasoft

Parasoft’s software testing solutions support the entire software development process, from when the developer writes the first line of code all the way through unit and functional testing, to performance and security testing, leveraging simulated test environments along the way. Parasoft's unique analytics platform aggregates data from across all testing practices, providing insights up and down the testing pyramid to enable organizations to succeed in today's most strategic development initiatives, including Agile/DevOps, Continuous Testing, and the complexities of IoT. Parasoft’s automated software testing innovations fuel software development organizations, helping teams reduce the time, cost, and effort of delivering high-quality software to the market.