Quadrant Knowledge Solutions Market Insights research provides detailed insights on the effective use of Software Composition Analysis to detect risks and vulnerabilities, providing remediation, and also securing all the elements related to software development in their entirety that are implemented by an organization.
As the world is moving towards complete digitalization, the demand for innovation in software is also increasing rapidly. Organizations nowadays are implementing various third-party software, which may bring with them added risks and vulnerabilities. SCA ensures the security of applications from any risk and vulnerability related to the embedded third-party software. Incessant vulnerability tracking, automatic vulnerability repair, license risk management and understanding dependencies are some of the major roles SCA performs. SCA assists in maintaining complete security from various risks and vulnerabilities related to third-party software, making it easier for developers to remediate all those vulnerabilities throughout the organizations for all application development processes.
SCA provides overall security in organizations in the following ways:
- Implementation of SCA in CI/CD pipelines
- Implementation of SCA in containers
- Implementation of SCA in Software repositories
- Software Supply Chain protection
According to Sitaparna Roy, analyst of Quadrant Knowledge Solutions the solution to securing all the elements related to software development that are implemented by an organization in their entirety is implementing SCA in all the steps of SDLC including the IDE designing phase. The solution should be able to seamlessly integrate and simplify the task of securing software and projects for the software developers. SCA when implemented across the SDLC including software supply chain and software development tool, ensures that all the dependencies in the development environment are scanned, related risks and vulnerabilities are detected, and the stakeholders are alerted about them. Hence it becomes easy for the developers to find solutions and remediate the risks and vulnerabilities throughout the application development environment including CI/CD pipelines, containers, and repositories, which are being used throughout the organization for application development. This secures all the application development projects simultaneously simplifying the tasks for the stakeholders and improving the overall efficiency of the development process.
Table of Contents
- What is Software Composition Analysis (SCA)?
- Implementation of SCA from software scanning to software designing.
- Recommendations by Quadrant Knowledge Solutions
This Market Insights is a part of Quadrant’s Software Composition Analysis report.
Author: Sitaparna Roy, Research Analyst & Anant Saxena, Associate Research Director, Quadrant Knowledge Solutions.