How Sicura Can Level-Up Your Puppet Environment for Automated Security & Compliance
By Lisa Umberger
Thousands of organizations and their DevOps teams trust Puppet to continuously monitor and manage their infrastructure - but most of those organizations fail to leverage this automation to keep their systems in compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. Sicura takes advantage of Puppet’s core offerings and levels it up to deliver continuous insight and control of your environment, all while saving engineers time and organizations money.
Puppet is a great tool, but it doesn’t do everything that you need
Puppet is an industry-leading provider of infrastructure management software and services. It’s a great tool. If your organization manages infrastructure with Puppet, we bet you love it for these reasons:
- Automation of repetitive tasks
- Continuous enforcement of configurations
- Self- healing infrastructure
However, like any tool, Puppet isn’t great at everything.
Out-of-the-box, Puppet does not keep your system in compliance with the legal requirements or industry standards such as CIS, DISA-STIGS, HIPAA, etc. Enforcing secure settings is a critical part of an infrastructure management program and defense-in-depth strategy, but if you’re relying on Puppet, you’re leaving your organization vulnerable.
Puppet does offer some bolt-ons that claim to help with compliance, such as Puppet Remediate or Puppet Comply. As compliance experts, we don’t believe these offer the full solution - they don’t include standard compliance policies, aren’t easy to use, and are costly to include in a Puppet Enterprise subscription.