QWERX secures your development environment from Step Zero
average number of machine identities used by a single organization in 2021, expected to double by 2024
of organizations surveyed by Ponemon in 2022 that say they have an inventory of every certificate and key within the organization
of organizations surveyed by CyberArk reporting that secrets are stored in multiple places across DevOps environments
How many machines have access to your development environment?
Even one that you’re not tracking is one too many. DevOps teams require a diverse range of machines to connect, including hybrid IT environments that encompass public cloud instances, applications and services made up of microservices, containers, and APIs. To an attacker, each of these represents an entry point to your environment.
Step Zero: Secure the Environment
Before you can incorporate security into the applications and systems your team will design, you must ensure that the development environment is secure. The Step Zero assessment should include a plan for how all user and machine identities that will need access to the development environments will be tracked and managed. The DevSecOps team must have a high level of confidence that:
- The development environments are secured before any work begins
- The secure environments will be continuously maintained throughout the entire development lifecycle
Here’s how it works. A common information source containing random, chaotic data is loaded into all networked devices. The QESP console initiates a “handshake” by sending instructions for building the initial key to all devices. Devices dynamically generate ephemeral keys to verify (or reject) a match, then the keys disappear and are never used again.
All devices across the network engage in continuous, orchestrated authentication. No keys are ever exchanged or stored – only instructions are exchanged in the clear to generate keys on each end.
The software seamlessly integrates into all existing networks and operating systems. Once networked devices and cloud instances are securely enrolled, all unauthorized authentication attempts are rejected and flagged. Real-time attack warnings are pushed to admins including metadata and telemetry.
QESP is built to scale to millions of endpoints and appliances within any Enterprise and has been analyzed by a U.S. Government Lab to be Quantum-Proof.