CNCF’s KubeCon/CloudNativeCon Europe event is the largest gathering of cloud native professionals in the world. As software supply chain security issues become increasingly important, Slim’s automated container hardening feature will be welcomed by attendees. By scanning containers for vulnerabilities and removing unnecessary files, libraries and other attack surfaces, Slim can help businesses ensure their software containers are as secure as possible.
Developers who use Slim’s container hardening service can rest assured that their containers are securely created and will run faster because of it. The service also allows developers to focus on vulnerability alerts that only apply to libraries they are using, without having to worry about superfluous files slowing down their containers.
The Slim.AI platform is designed to give businesses the ability to track their performance and make informed decisions about where they need to improve. By
Slim.AI is a company that has created an open-source project, the Slim Toolkit, which is best known for its capabilities in hardening and container security analysis. With over a million downloads, the Slim Toolkit offers users a wealth of information on how to protect their systems from common attacks and vulnerabilities. In addition to this rich core functionality, the team at Slim.AI formed a company to build on their learnings from the toolkit and expand upon them by offering additional services such as vulnerability assessment and penetration testing.
Slim.AI’s original focus was on providing users with an “MRI machine for containers” that would help them to identify potential security issues in their infrastructure. As the company has grown, its focus has shifted to helping container registries manage and scale their fleets of containers, as well as providing additional tools and services for DevOps professionals.
Slim.AI is a new type of artificial intelligence that mimics how the brain works. This means that Slim.AI can learn and
The developers of the open-source technology used to scan and clean up malware-infected containers, but they were not able to understand what was inside the boxes because there was no way for them to interact with the remaining components. To address this issue, Amaral and his team developed better tooling that allows developers to understand what’s inside a container without needing toscan it. This makes it easier for themto remediate any malicious activity
Slim.AI’s automation capabilities are impressive, but they come with a few caveats. While the platform offers great insight into what it does to every container, it doesn’t always work as planned and certain files may be missing. This manual control gives developers and security teams the ability to repeat tests or exclude certain files when creating containers in order to ensure accuracy.
The Slim.AI container hardening tool is designed to help engineer teams build and release secure software while also meeting business needs. By integrating container vulnerability reduction and mitigation into the CI/CD processes that teams already use, Slim.AI’s automated tool can help mitigate potential security risks for software containers.
The new service is a collaboration platform that allows teams to communicate and work together more efficiently. It is available free of charge to users of Slim.AI’s developer platform, though teams that plan to use the service at scale will probably want to reach out to the company about its design partner program.