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Snyk launches cloud security solution for DevSecOps teams

Snyk has unveiled Snyk Cloud, a comprehensive cloud security solution designed by and for developers.

This latest development was made possible by the acquisition of Fugue earlier this year. It was designed with global DevSecOps teams in mind, and unites and extends existing products Snyk Infrastructure as Code and Snyk Container with Fugue's cloud security posture management (CSPM) capabilities.

These elements are now brought together to realise a fully featured cloud security solution designed to allows modern developers to continue innovation securely.

The Snyk Cloud product extends the company's existing Developer Security Platform, allowing more companies to embrace DevSecOps and spark further effective collaboration between their developer, operations, security and compliance teams.

Instead of grappling to patch together multiple, incompatible cloud and application security solutions, ultimately leading to a fragmented view of application security in the cloud, global developers now have the ability to take full ownership of their infrastructure, the company states.

At the same time, their security counterparts can define and operate a consistent cloud security posture across the entire software development lifecycle (SDLC).

With the digital era's ever rising need for innovation speed, siloed application and cloud security tools that focus on detecting issues after deployment are too slow and risky, creating growing tension between developer and security teams.

With the addition of Snyk Cloud, Snyk customers can create secure deployments via an unmatched feedback loop from code to cloud and back to code, securing their cloud before deployment and maintaining its secure integrity while running as well as then assessing and prioritising the precise places to provide fixes back in the code.

Over the past year, Snyk customers have reported that they improve their security risk posture by more than 60% by reducing the time it takes to find and fix vulnerabilities.

Peter McKay, CEO at Snyk, says, “Snyk's developer-first approach disrupted the application security industry and we're now aiming to apply many of those lessons learned to the fastest growing segment of cybersecurity today: cloud security.

"Predicted to be worth $77.5 billion by 2026, this is an area ripe for change. Today's news represents another important milestone for the developer security movement, and we look forward to the industry's response to our vision of uniting AppSec and CloudSec teams to secure today's apps more efficiently.

Adi Sharabani, CTO at Snyk, says, “Our global customers have witnessed firsthand how previous cybersecurity tenets have evolved profoundly, with cloud infrastructure now changing just as fast as the apps themselves.

"They're eager for one comprehensive solution that provides a truly complete cloud picture, driving DevSecOps by enhancing developer productivity securely.

"We're incredibly proud to reveal this industry gamechanger, Snyk Cloud, the first developer security product designed for the cloud era in order to address every important stage of a modern apps life today from development through to production.

In addition to the above, Snyk has introduced two new cloud security hires, Ashish Rajan and Shilpi Bhattacharjee, founders of the Cloud Security Podcast, which is now officially powered by Snyk.

In their new roles, Ashish will be Snyk's first cloud security advocate, while Shilpi will continue to serve as lead program manager for the Cloud Security Podcast.

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