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Tripwire Launches Industry-First Advanced Docker Container Vulnerability Scanning, Reducing Security Blind Spots

Container security capabilities expanded to include innovative scanning of non-running containers

PORTLAND, Ore. – August 8, 2017Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of security and compliance solutions for enterprises and industrial organizations, today announced that Tripwire® IP360TM  now scans for vulnerabilities on non-running Docker containers. This expansion builds upon Tripwire’s existing ability to scan running containers, making Tripwire IP360 the industry’s first vulnerability management scanner to be truly integrated with these advanced container scanning capabilities. This release provides security teams with unprecedented visibility into DevOps processes.

Tripwire IP360 now allows customers to scan online, offline and non-running containers for vulnerabilities, giving them an enhanced overall view and lowering the chance that vulnerabilities will slip through the cracks during the development stage and into production. This new feature offers stronger security for DevOps processes, whether on-premise or in the cloud.

“Containers, which are lightweight self-contained virtual images designed to execute specific tasks or applications repeatedly and reliably, are often switched from non-running to running and vice versa as they are needed. It’s important to scan containers for vulnerabilities no matter what state they are in and to do so regularly because they can be updated often, even in production,” said Lamar Bailey, senior director of engineering at Tripwire. “Tripwire IP360 now makes it possible to quickly and reliably scan all Docker containers, whether running or not, which is necessary to reduce the risk of a security breach.” 

DevOps teams’ increasing use of containers to accelerate software development and deployment has added complexity for security teams.

“This addresses a big industry need for security practitioners as they try to keep up with the adoption of DevOps,” said Rob Ayoub, Research Director at IDC. “Maintaining visibility of containers and their contents can be challenging, as they tend to be numerous and change often. We’ve seen solutions that provide insight for running containers, but getting visibility into the non-running containers has been challenging. This new ability to scan both gives security teams the full view they’ve been looking for.”

Bailey added: “Enterprise IT security executives are responsible for actively and continuously reducing security risk to their businesses, which means assessing all of the components on their networks for vulnerabilities. Containers are no exception, so it’s important to have thorough vulnerability assessment tools for these as well.”

Tripwire IP360 is an industry-leading vulnerability and security risk management solution that comprehensively discovers and profiles network assets. Tripwire IP360 delivers advanced, dynamic prioritization metrics, which combine business asset values with vulnerability scores, making it possible to prioritize security risks in the context of customer businesses.

This new functionality is now available to Tripwire IP360 customers. To activate, please contact Tripwire Support:

About Tripwire

Tripwire is the trusted leader for establishing a strong cybersecurity foundation. Partnering with Fortune 500 enterprises, industrial organizations and government agencies, Tripwire protects the integrity of mission-critical systems spanning physical, virtual, cloud and DevOps environments. Tripwire’s award-winning portfolio delivers top critical security controls, including asset discovery, secure configuration management, vulnerability management and log management. As the pioneers of file integrity monitoring (FIM), Tripwire’s expertise is built on a 20+ year history of innovation helping organizations discover, minimize and monitor their attack surfaces.

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