Compliance as Code

Turning compliance into code makes it part of your entire workflow—meaning you won't be blindsided by compliance issues in production.

Everyone's heard of Infrastructure as Code—it's a core practice in DevOps and when done well, it leads to huge gains in productivity and efficiency for not only Operations teams, but every tangentially related team who relies on them. One thing that's often overlooked, however, is the issue of keeping it all compliant. At the rate things are changing, by the time compliance is verified the old-fashioned way, your team has already iterated and is working with new infrastructure.

  • Discover Configurations: identify and track your infrastructure configurations to create a compliance baseline.
  • Validate Compliance: automatically test and monitor your configurations for ongoing compliance validation through policy-driven testing for PCI DSS, SOX, HIPAA, and more.
  • Reconcile: changes and discrepancies are immediately brrought to your attention for remediation.  
  • Fix: easily bringing your systems back to compliance baselines with UpGuard's integration with existing automation/CM tools or toolchains.
 

The question "How can compliance keep up with Infrastructure as Code?" has an obvious answer—Compliance as Code. The same types of practices that are supercharging your infrastructure and development cycle can be applied to compliance. Namely, by using automated testing, documentation of state, validated deployments, and pre- and post-flight checks performed with each change. UpGuard does all of this, and integrates with the tools you already use to give you an additional layer of confidence and assurance that when it's time to audit your infrastructure, everything you need is in one place.

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