It’s time to secure your open source supply chain

The open source supply chain is increasingly under attack, with a 430% increase in upstream open source attacks over the past year.

The problem lies in the fact that the supply chain is both:

  • Wide – spanning importing to building to consuming open source code, and
  • Deep – millions of packages from hundreds of thousands of authors across dozens of popular languages.

In addition, the “import-build-consume” architecture for most organizations offers bad actors far too many potential points of compromise.

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But that doesn’t mean the problem is intractable. The ActiveState Platform is specifically designed to solve the import-build-consume supply chain problem for Python, Perl and Tcl.

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Open source security supply chain
The ActiveState Platform eliminates many potential points of supply chain attacks by providing a consistent, end-to-end ecosystem that offers:
  • Vetted Source Code – indemnified packages are checked ensure they are well maintained and suitably licensed for commercial use
  • Scripted Builds – no manual intervention
  • Secure Build Service – run in Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Ephemeral, Isolated, Hermetic Environments – secure all build steps
  • Verifiable Reproducibility – provenance can be established for each built artifact and cannot be falsified
  • Signed Packages (coming soon) – package checksums are verified at runtime
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Implementing the ActiveState Platform can greatly increase the security and integrity of your open source supply chain for Python, Perl and Tcl.

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Open Source Security

The ActiveState Platform also offers a number of additional features that can help organizations improve open source security in general, including:

  • Bill Of Materials – a comprehensive list of ingredients required to build your application, including all dependencies and configurations.
  • Vulnerability Remediation – be aware of when your development environment is vulnerable, and then update and automatically rebuild your environment with secure Python, Perl or Tcl components in minutes.
  • Universal Tooling – implementing secure “import-build-consume” tooling for one language is difficult, but quickly becomes intractable if you use more than 2 or 3 languages. The ActiveState Platform provides universal package management tooling for all languages, starting with Python, Perl and Tcl.

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You can try the ActiveState Platform by signing up for a free account using your email or GitHub credentials. Or sign up for a free demo and let us show you how you can secure your open source supply chain.

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