What Is DevSecOps as a Service?
Putting all the benefits of subscription-based, cloud-native software to use for the cloud application developers that have the most to gain
Everyone knows that layering on security as an afterthought at the end of the development process is ineffective, but not every company has the bandwidth and resources to hire security experts that can implement best practices every step of the way. That’s where DevSecOps-as-a-Service comes into play — this software model is a perfect fit for organizations interested in strengthening their IT approach and making security a shared responsibility without having to reinvent the wheel or hire a whole new team. Curious about what a DevSecOps service is, how it works, and how it can benefit your company? Read on.
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What Is DevSecOps-as-a-Service?
DevSecOps-as-a-Service makes the DevSecOps approach to IT available in the form of subscription-based cloud computing functionality. DevSecOps bakes in security at every stage of the software development lifecycle, shifting security left so that it happens early and often as standard practice. When offered as a service, the DevSecOps approach becomes a packaged component of software development operations that organizations can pay for on a subscription basis.
For instance, DuploCloud provides a ready-made DevSecOps-as-a-Service that is both fast and effective for building in security and compliance from the very beginning of your cloud-based development cycle. To see our philosophy in action, download our free SOC 2 Compliance Checklist.
While some companies have the resources and runway to build their own internal developer platforms and tools in-house, most startups and small to medium-sized businesses can benefit from existing tools that can get them up to speed on a DevSecOps approach without delay. The best and most expedient way to do that is with a turnkey solution that makes security and compliance an integral part of DevOps for cloud-native applications. Accessing that functionality through DevSecOps-as-a-Service makes good sense for cloud application developers, since the cloud-based functionality of the as-a-Service model aligns with their core business goals.
What Are the Benefits of DevSecOps-as-a-Service?
While a DevSecOps platform — like any other software — can be offered as an upfront purchase or through a licensing agreement, offering DevSecOps-as-a-Service introduces all the benefits and functionality of cloud-based solutions. Here are some of the top benefits to consider:
Cloud-Native Flexibility and Efficiency
Cloud-native developers are already intimately familiar with the benefits of cloud-based software, including increased flexibility and agility, improved cost effectiveness, etc. DevSecOps-as-a-Service allows companies to apply those benefits to every team involved in the software development lifecycle. With less to build and oversee, companies can redirect their financial and IT resources to higher value projects and speed up deployment timelines too. DevSecOps-as-a-Service also helps reduce unnecessary expenses since it rolls all the major tools and systems into a unified solution, leading to a single subscription instead of a long list of tools that have to be paid for either up-front or at various intervals.
A Single Tool That Scales With You
While cobbling together a DevSecOps platform out of a series of separate services might be more appealing than hiring a team that can build it from scratch, using a single unified tool that can handle all your DevSecOps needs out-of-the-box is an even quicker way to hit the ground running. What’s more, building a tech stack requires constant oversight and maintenance to ensure that every individual tool you’re using is compatible, secure, and up to date. The “service” part of DevSecOps-as-a-Service is also critical here — your provider should be a dedicated partner you can trust for the long haul. That way, you’ll know that no matter how your business grows and evolves over time, your service provider will be ready and able to scale the platform to meet your changing needs.
Up-to-Date Systems, Guaranteed
With the as-a-Service model, you’re investing in both the platform itself and an ongoing relationship with the provider. When you buy a software product up front, maintenance, compatibility, and updates are all your responsibility. But when you introduce DevSecOps-as-a-Service, you can trust the provider to be on the ball with the latest security standards and the most robust tools. It’s their job to be hyper current with everything security and compliance related, updating the platform and its capabilities constantly so that you get the benefit of best-in-class tech.
In that sense, DevSecOps-as-a-Service unlocks always up-to-date software without increased participation from your own team. None of your engineers, developers, or operations leaders need to stop what they’re doing to become security experts — and you don’t need to hire a team of experts for that purpose either. You don’t need to worry about being at the cutting edge of security standards and compliance protocols because you’re paying for a service that provides that expertise for you.
How Does DevSecOps-as-a-Service Support Compliance?
By focusing primarily on integrating security throughout the software development lifecycle, DevSecOps is also, by extension, concerned with compliance. Automating compliance at every stage of development eliminates the manual effort, slower delivery timelines, and potential for human error that come with layering on compliance only after a piece of software has already been built and tested. DevSecOps Service ensures that every new piece of code or change to an application remains in compliance with both internal policies and the latest regulatory standards.
DevSecOps is one of the best ways to strengthen security in your cloud-native applications without bottlenecking progress along the way, but most startups and small or medium-sized businesses don’t have time to hire new specialized IT teams or reimagine their business strategies from the ground up to match this emerging field.
Enter DuploCloud: Our turnkey solution puts DevSecOps-as-a-Service within reach for companies of all sizes. Your company can use our low-code/no-code automated platform to get the most out of your DevSecOps approach, increasing deployment and delivery speeds by 10x and reducing costs by 75%. To learn more, contact us today.