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Tenable bolsters Terrascan capability with embedded security

Tenable announced new features for Terrascan, their open source cloud native security analyser that is designed to assist developers secure Infrastructure as Code (IaC).

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Wed, 05 Jan 2022
Tenable bolsters Terrascan capability with embedded security
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The Cyber Exposure company has implemented the new capabilities to enable organisations embed security into their DevOps tooling, pipelines and supply chains, mitigating risks before infrastructure is provisioned.

It’s now more critical than ever for developers to have tools that can detect compliance and security violations across their entire cloud systems, including IaC, according to Nico Popp, chief product officer at Tenable.

“Just as IaC opens the door to programmatically embed policy checks earlier in the development lifecycle, Terrascan detects compliance and security violations across IaC to mitigate risk before provisioning."


"We are committed to ensuring Terrascan remains open and available to all development teams and are excited to contribute to its growth,” Popp said.

Among other advances, Terrascan now features:

  • The ability to identify security risks in more IaC and container definition formats
  • Integration with all major container registries, including to identify vulnerabilities in container images referenced by IaC
  • More flexible developer workflows, including the programmatic enforcement of security policies before changes are committed into the code repository and before these are applied to the runtime environment
  • Improved ability to filter and prioritise findings according to user needs
  • Deeper integration with external dashboards and reporting frameworks
  • A new graphical user interface to simplify creation and testing of new policies

Terrascan is designed to deliver a scalable way to ensure that cloud infrastructure configuration adheres to evolving security best practices.

It assists with identifying issues such as missing or misconfigured encryption on resources and communication, and inadvertent exposure of cloud services. Terrascan aims to fundamentally enhance the value of IaC used by organisations to define and manage cloud infrastructure and improves security by enabling teams to eliminate risk before infrastructure is deployed.

In addition to Terrascan, Tenable offers Accurics by Tenable, that also enables enterprise customers to protect the full cloud-native stack throughout the DevOps lifecycle, from the time it is defined in code through production usage.


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