How Anchore streamlines NIST compliance
Anchore Enterprise comes with ready-to-use rules to bring your cloud applications into compliance with relevant NIST standards. Ensure your application meets government standards by shifting compliance checks ‘left’ into your software development process and then verifying ongoing compliance in production. Anchore enables compliance proof with automated reports that can be forwarded to auditors, helping to streamline NIST compliance and keep communication lines open across teams.
With minimal configuration, you can start scanning your compliance status with Anchore’s ready-to-run NIST policy bundles. Anchore ensures the NIST policy bundles are kept up to date with the latest revision freeing you to focus on your software security posture. Anchore’s NIST policy bundle will report any issues by specific NIST control so you can clearly see the remediation action.
Shift left compliance
Embed compliance checks into the software development process with plugins for any CI/CD platform. Speed up resolution times by alerting application developers in their native tools to compliance issues as software is being developed and built before it reaches production.
Anchore includes a powerful reporting engine that enables almost any report to be generated from the data Anchore collects. Schedule daily snapshots to assist triage, weekly reports to show trends, or ad-hoc reports to demonstrate compliance to auditors. Export the data to third-party systems to unify with additional context.
See Anchore’s NIST policy enforcement inside the development pipeline in this video.
End-to-end NIST compliance support
The idea of securing the software supply chain has been gaining momentum over the past few years, but how to do this isn’t always clear. NIST is the gold standard when it comes to clearly defining a compliance standard and making sure the various controls are easy to understand and implement. The SSDF is a great example of NIST taking a poorly defined concept and putting well-defined actions behind it.
Anchore’s NIST policy pack helps organizations meet NIST 800-218 SSDF compliance requirements easily. This policy pack can be imported into a running Anchore Enterprise instance and checks the technical controls that apply to applications, containers, and environments.
Why Use Anchore’s NIST compliance solutions
Anchore Enterprise has a robust policy engine with an updated NIST Policy Pack that incorporates the controls recommended by the SSDF as part of NIST 800-218. These controls include steps such as inspecting for malware and secrets, scanning for known vulnerabilities, and generating software bills of materials (SBOM). This policy pack complements pre-existing support for NIST 800-53 and NIST 800-190. In addition, the NIST policy pack includes support for detecting packages included in the CISA Known Exploited Vulnerabilities (KEV) catalog.
For enterprises, this enables streamlined selling to the U.S. government by ensuring your software meets NIST standards.
For those in the public sector, Anchore’s NIST compliance solution will reduce the time to achieving Authority to Operate approval by embedding compliance checks in the software development process.