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Product In-Depth: Security and Compliance Violations Detailed Reporting

Policy as Code Security as Code
Product In-Depth: Security and Compliance Violations Detailed Reporting
Policy as Code Security as Code

04-2

Instantly Identify Violations’ Root Cause

What good is having a Policy-as-code engine when violations are noticed days after they happen? How easy has it been to triage policy violations when several of them happen within moments of each other? If your DevOps initiatives are finally paying off, developers are gaining more autonomy and control of their microservices. This means managing compliance by monitoring every change isn’t going to scale.

Magalix Policy Management serves as both policy enforcer and guide to help you remain compliant at all times. Once policies are violated, know what triggered it and what the suggested fix for that violation is. Often enough DevOps practitioners spend hours, sometimes days understanding the root cause of an incident. By identifying the violation’s root cause right away, remediation steps can be taken as soon as you are notified instead of playing the initial role of detective.

For organizations where regulatory compliance is mandatory in order to provide a service offering, Magalix captures the history of each policy violation so you can show evidence of the violation, and its remediation during an audit or certification process. Know how long a policy was in violation, why, and when it was fixed.

Policy Violation lifecycle

Being compliant isn’t a one-time task. It’s a continuous state that needs to be monitored 24x7. When policies are violated those responsible for compliance need to know what is happening as quickly as possible. Understanding this urgency, Magalix provides custom event notifications that integrate with tools such as e-mail, Jira, and Slack whenever a policy is violated.

Magalix - An example notification sent to Slack

Trying to figure out why violations are being triggered can get unruly. Imagine having to check every entity and violation and then determine the root cause of each. This drives a need to shift your governance left so that violations are detected before they reach your environment. To solve this, Magalix provides evidence of the violation, down to the line of code that triggered it so there’s no need to scan configurations line-by-line. When dealing with compliance, getting it wrong the first time might be okay, but getting it wrong a 2nd time is costly.

Magalix - Integrating with GitHub Actions

Additionally, Magalix includes suggested fixes and policy testing utilities so you can quickly and reliably validate and make changes to address any violations. Trigger an immediate verification to see the impact on your policy’s state.

Magalix - Test deployed entities and Policies with our Rego Playground

With the number of various notification mediums out there, our integrations list continues to grow. Learn more about our notifications channels today.

In Conclusion

Implementing a security-as-code and compliance policy engine using Magalix Platform will allow you to identify violations and remediate them in a timely manner. Know when a compliance violation occurs, easily identify the root cause, and begin remedying the violation. Don’t let an over complicate suite of tools be the reason why you are shying away from tackling this.

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