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GuardRails Dependencies detects security vulnerabilities in the dependencies of your application by leveraging Software Composition Analysis (SCA) and Software Bill of Materials (SBOM).

Software Composition Analysis (SCA):

SCA, or Software Composition Analysis, is a security testing approach that focuses on identifying and managing vulnerabilities in the open-source components and third-party libraries used within an application. With the growing reliance on open-source software, SCA has become an essential part of modern software development to ensure that applications are free from known vulnerabilities and compliant with licensing requirements.

Key Benefits:

  1. Vulnerability Management: GuardRails Dependencies helps identify known vulnerabilities in third-party components, allowing your team to address them proactively.
  2. License Compliance: GuardRails Dependencies tracks the licenses of the open-source components it utilizes to avoid potential legal issues.
  3. Risk Assessment: GuardRails Dependencies provides insights into the risk associated with each dependency, enabling informed decision-making regarding the use of third-party libraries.

Software Bill of Materials (SBOM):

An SBOM, or Software Bill of Materials, is a comprehensive inventory of all the components, libraries, and dependencies that make up a software application. It provides essential information, such as component names, version numbers, and licensing details, enabling developers, security professionals, and other stakeholders to understand the application's composition and manage potential risks.

Key Benefits:

  1. Transparency: An SBOM provides a clear overview of your application's composition, making it easier to identify and address potential security and licensing issues.
  2. Security: The SBOM is used in conjunction with GuardRails Dependencies to identify vulnerabilities and ensure that your application is secure throughout its lifecycle.
  3. Compliance: Having a detailed SBOM helps your organization comply with regulatory requirements and industry standards related to software transparency and security.

By leveraging GuardRails Dependencies which combines SCA and SBOMs as part of your development process, you can improve your application's security, comply with licensing requirements, and gain greater control over your software supply chain.

Supported Languages:

  • Android APK
  • C
  • C++
  • Objective-C
  • Dart
  • Debian dpkg
  • .Net
  • Go
  • Haskell
  • Java
  • Javascript
  • PHP
  • Python
  • RedHat RPM
  • Ruby
  • Rust
  • Swift