UPDATED 16:55 EST / JANUARY 04 2023


Snyk enables developers to take the driver’s seat in AppSec

By empowering developers to move faster and be more productive through built-in security, Snyk Ltd. is eradicating the shift-left narrative and scaling modern AppSec from the onset.

Developers are now being handed the security mantle, according to Adi Sharabani (pictured, left), chief technology officer of Snyk.

“Developer is the king, and so the root cause of Snyk success, in my opinion, is the fact that from the get-go, we build a solution for the developer that is based on the workflows of the developer,” he said. “Whether it’s the ID, the change management, the pull request, integration with the Gits, integration with the cloud and the interaction with the cloud providers, that’s kind of the secret sauce, in a sense.”

Sharabani and Manoj Nair (pictured, right), chief product officer of Snyk, spoke with theCUBE hosts Lisa Martin and John Furrier at AWS re:Invent, during an exclusive broadcast on theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming studio. They discussed why security should be embedded in developers’ workflows and how Snyk fits into the picture. (* Disclosure below.)

Developer speed and safety are at the heart of Snyk

As developer velocity continues to increase, Snyk’s focus is not finding, but fixing issues, according to Nair, who said that security comes in the form of guardrails.

“Developers love speed; we give them the speed,” he said. “We give the security teams the ability to sit on those towers and … put the right policies and guardrails in place to make sure that it’s not speed without safety.”

The enhanced velocity in applications is necessitating a cultural change where security and development teams have to be intertwined. This ensures the security perspective is not left behind, given that there are 30 million developers globally, according to Sharabani.

“The culture is changing,” he noted. “I had a discussion with a Fortune 50 CISO a month ago, and they told me, ‘Adi, it’s the first time in my life where the development teams are coming to me, asking me, hey, I want you to buy us this security solution.’ And that was mind-blowing for him because it really changes the discussion with the security teams and the development teams.”

Here’s the complete video interview, part of SiliconANGLE’s and theCUBE’s coverage of AWS re:Invent:

(* Disclosure: Snyk Ltd. sponsored this segment of theCUBE. Neither Snyk nor other sponsors have editorial control over content on theCUBE or SiliconANGLE.)

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