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SOFTWARE BILL OF MATERIALS (SBOM) MANAGEMENT

SBOM Management Solutions

Anchore makes it easy to manage, analyze, automate, and store bills of materials to improve supply chain security.

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SBOM solutions

High-quality SBOMs enable security teams to scale with their developers. With more visibility, it is easier to secure the open source attack surface and identify open source components in your software supply chain.

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What you get with Anchore

Anchore provides a modern, SBOM-powered software composition analysis (SCA) platform that enables security teams to identify every software component in cloud native applications. Utilizing our comprehensive VIPERR framework, Anchore provides an end-to-end software supply chain security system with total visibility, deep inspection, automated enforcement, expedited remediation and trusted reporting.

Benefit from end-to-end SBOM management

By generating SBOMs in the development cycle, developers and security teams can identify and manage the software in their supply chains and catch bad actors early before they reach runtime and wreak havoc. With Anchore, you get end-to-end SBOM coverage that allows organizations to create a data trail that can provide an extended view of the supply chain history of a particular product.

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Gain visibility with comprehensive SBOMs

Identify all your software components, including direct and transitive dependencies. Generate SBOMs at each stage in the development process from source code repositories and CI/CD pipelines to container registries and runtimes. Leverage in-depth metadata down to the file level to enforce policy rules.


Respond quickly to new vulnerabilities with an SBOM repository

Keep SBOMs in a centralized repository for complete visibility and ongoing monitoring, even post-deployment. Speed up incident response time for new vulnerabilities — including zero-day vulnerabilities like Log4j — by searching the SBOM repository to easily identify impacted applications.

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Track SBOM drift to detect suspicious activity

Detect SBOM drift in the build process to uncover unexpected dependencies, malicious efforts to infiltrate builds, and inadvertent errors. Alert security staff to changes in SBOMs so they can be assessed for risks or malicious activity.


Gain an application-level view of software supply chain risk

Tag and group all artifacts associated with a particular application, release, or service to enable reporting on vulnerabilities and risks. For each new application release, leverage tag-based reporting to pinpoint vulnerabilities for fast remediation.

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Identify unsanctioned components with SBOM analysis

Define policies based on rich SBOM metadata for packages, files, configuration data, secrets, malware, and more. Get alerted automatically when disallowed software is identified.


Build trust by sharing SBOMs

Produce SBOMs for individual artifacts or entire applications. Easily share SBOMs to external customers, compliance auditors, and internal security teams to build trust about the ingredients of your software.

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Why Anchore

Since its inception, Anchore has been putting SBOMs at the heart of our technology and products. Anchore is the creator and sponsor of Syft, one of the most popular open source SBOM generation tools, which has attracted hundreds of developers and thousands of users. This community has helped produce one of the most flexible and accurate SBOM tools in the market.

Putting this open source tool at the heart of our commercial offering, Anchore Enterprise enables users to generate and store SBOMs from every stage of the software development process from source code to runtime. Anchore Enterprise supports standards such as SPDX and CycloneDX in addition to the richer, native Syft format and enables you to group SBOMs together to accurately reflect the contents of your application. 

Whether using these SBOMs to find the next Log4j or meet compliance requirements, Anchore makes SBOM management trivial.


Software Bill of Materials FAQS

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Chevron icon What is an SBOM used for?

A software bill of materials (SBOM) is a structured list of software components, modules, and libraries that are included in an application. Similar to the nutrition labels on the back of the foods that you buy, SBOMs are a list of ingredients that the software is composed of. As a developer is building an application using different open source components they are also creating a list of ingredients, an SBOM is the digital artifact of this list.

Chevron icon What is SBOM management and why does it matter?

As software applications grow and evolve, each new version or build needs a new SBOM. Over time the number of SBOMs will grow, keeping track of these SBOMs will become a challenge without automation. SBOM management is about using automation to help create, store, and extract useful details from the SBOM documents. Comprehensive SBOM management reduces risk and increases transparency in software supply chains. Anchore automatically generates and analyzes comprehensive SBOMs at each step of the development lifecycle. SBOMs are the foundational element and are stored in a repository to provide visibility into components, dependencies, and continuous vulnerability monitoring, even post-deployment.

Chevron icon What is the difference between SCA and SBOM?

SCA stands for Software Composition Analysis.SCA encompasses a way for security teams to find every piece of software in software applications SCA can detect security vulnerabilities, for example, then help by blocking and fixing those security issues. SCA can also be used for open source license compliance, or software inventory controls.
SBOM stands for Software Bill of Materials. SBOMs are a structured list of software components, modules, and libraries that are included in an application. When  you use an SBOM to Identify all your software components, including direct and transitive dependencies, you can leverage in-depth metadata down to the file level to enforce policy rules and information sharing across the organization. An SBOM isn’t a replacement for SCA, rather it is a complementary technology that brings SCA into the next generation.

Chevron icon Why do I need Anchore Enterprise if we use Syft to generate SBOMs?

Syft is an open source tool for SBOM generation, it is easy to use, extremely lightweight and very fast. As a result of this, teams can quickly generate hundreds, thousands (even millions) of SBOMs over the course of a year. This is great from a data security perspective but creates a data management problem.

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Automate compliance checks using out-of-the-box and custom policies.

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Improve open source security by easily tracking direct and transitive open source dependencies to identify and fix vulnerabilities early.

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Identify and remediate container security risks and monitor post-deployment for new vulnerabilities.

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Meet the new FedRAMP Vulnerability Scanning Requirements for Containers and achieve compliance faster with Anchore.

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Reduce false positives and false negatives with best-in-class signal-to-noise ratio.

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Allow or prevent deployment of images based on flexible policies and continuously monitor the inventory of insecure images running in your clusters.

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Identify and remediate new risks and vulnerabilities as they emerge.

CI/CD Security & Compliance

Embed security and compliance into your CI/CD pipeline to uncover vulnerabilities, secrets, and malware in your automated build processes.

Software Bill of Materials

Get comprehensive visibility of your software components and ensure vulnerability accuracy with the most complete SBOM available. Generate, store, analyze, and monitor SBOMs across the application lifecycle to identify software dependencies and improve supply chain security.

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Automate compliance checks using out-of-the-box and custom policies.

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