SBOM Management and Aggregated Logical Applications
What is SBOM Management?
SBOM management is the process of tracking Software Bill of Material reports as they are generated across the DevOps pipeline. SBOMs provide little benefit when they are left dormant in a build directory where they were generated. SBOM management leverages the data to provide actionable insights for understanding open-source package usage, impact on the supply chain, and real-time vulnerability scanning and reporting. While it is important to add SBOM generation to your DevOps process, it is the consumption and leveraging of SBOM data that allows for zero-trust policies, vulnerability warning systems, and software supply chain intelligence. Tracking the SBOM data and history provides the insights needed to make actionable decisions about the software you consume.
Why is SBOM Management Important?
SBOM Management is critical in hardening cybersecurity, which is why DeployHub is laser-focused on consuming and leveraging SBOM (Software Bill of Material) data. At the most basic level, SBOM data is needed to determine your software’s common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs). In addition, SBOMs provide licensing and provenance information critical to deciding what open-source packages should be excluded from your internal supply chain. SBOM data is the first level of defense from supply chain attacks. DeployHub is a unified ‘evidence’ catalog for SBOM management, CVE Reporting, and microservice cataloging. DeployHub’s superpower is its ability to aggregate critical security and DevOps intelligence data to all ‘logical’ applications in a decoupled microservices architecture. Using DeployHub’s SBOM management, you automate the collection of SBOM data allowing you to put this critical information into action in the form of zero-trust policies and informed decision-making. An SBOM provides no value when it lies dormant in a build directory. DeployHub puts the SBOM to work.
DeployHub’s SBOM Management acts upon and consolidates your supply chain and DevOps intelligence. It continuously creates a central ‘evidence store’ showing how low-level component changes impact application-level SBOMs and CVEs reports over time. Without a central store for SBOM Management like DeployHub, generating an application-level SBOM in a cloud-native environment is nearly impossible without the toil of manual intervention using spreadsheets that become quickly outdated as new microservices enter the supply chain all day long.