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CyberArk open-sources Conjur

Security vendor CyberArk has released an open-source version of its Conjur secrets management software.

CyberArk Conjur enables DevOps teams to automatically secure and manage secrets used by machines and users to protect containerised and cloud-native applications across the DevOps pipeline, company officials said.

Conjur provides certified integrations with leading developer toolsets.

"Developers tend to believe that security in development slows them down. Continuous Integration, DevOps practices and automation improves agility, but also introduces security risks, such as storing secrets in source code repositories or leaving credentials sitting around on disk," said Adrian Lane, chief technology officer of infosec research and advisory firm Securosis.

"DevOps does not mean we need to capitulate on build security; quite the contrary. We need to automate secrets management into the process as well, and create an audit trail to prove we're delivering code and services securely."

CyberArk claims Conjur is the only platform-independent secrets management solution specifically architected for securing containers and microservices.

It can be deployed on premises or in the cloud, even at massive scale.


"Companies embracing digital transformation are adopting DevOps methodologies and the cloud to bring new services to market at velocity, and open source and community-driven development has become the dominant paradigm," said CyberArk vice-president of DevOps security Elizabeth Lawler.

"Conjur has benefited and contributed to the open source community throughout its history, so making Conjur available via open source is an opportunity for CyberArk to share its expertise for the betterment of cybersecurity globally."

The open source version of CyberArk Conjur — Conjur Community Edition — is now available for download from conjur.org and GitHub.

There is an upgrade path from the open-source version to CyberArk Conjur Enterprise.


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