Infrastructure software provider Progress has announced the launch of Progress Chef Cloud Security to extend DevSecOps with compliance support for native cloud assets, enabling end-to-end management of on premise, cloud, and native cloud resources. In a press release, the company stated that the offering is complemented by new capabilities across the Chef portfolio targeting DevOps success in enterprise deployments to deliver a unified and scalable platform that accelerates the delivery of secure and compliant application releases in mixed computing environments.Chef Cloud Security extends DevOps to cloud environmentsAs technology evolves and organizations look to the cloud, there is an increasing need for businesses to apply proven, trusted DevOps approaches to public, private, and hybrid cloud workloads to address cloud-based challenges, Progress said. Chef Cloud Security has therefore been designed to deliver the following benefits:Facilitation of existing skillsets without time consuming and costly training for managing compliance and security posture for cloud-native technologies including containers, Kubernetes, and microservicesSupport for native-cloud assets for multi-cloud deployment across AWS, Azure, Google, and Alibaba clouds using certified CIS\/DISA STIG profiles to scan and automatically detect security configuration issuesCoordination of security, development, testing, and operations participation to make it easier to carryout security checks at every stage of the DevOps pipeline with coded artifacts, automated tests and enterprise control, and visibilitySupport for success with t training, community and DevRel assistance, technical support as well as cloud-aligned pricing and licensing.\u201cAs businesses pivot to a digital-first economy, cloud will continue to play an even greater, and even dominant, role as the IT industry focuses on delivering greater efficiency, flexibility and faster innovation,\u201d commented Jim Mercer, research director, DevOps and DevSecOps, at IDC. \u201cChef\u2019s product development priorities are focused on improving security and compliance outcomes for customers, creating a unified DevOps approach for application assets, and making the Chef portfolio easier to adopt and use,\u201d he added.New Chef InSpec features enhance compliance, securityAlong with the release of the Chef Cloud Security offering, Progress has also announced new features in its underlying security and compliance mechanism Chef InSpec. The firm said it has expanded data protection to include SAP ASE, IBM DB2, Mongo, Cassandra, Oracle, MS SQL. It also provides host CIS coverage for new RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu Linux distributions and Mac OS Monterey. Progress has also extended CIS benchmark profile coverage for AWS, Azure, and GCP, with customizable pre-built service and resource templates for more than 100 cloud resources to reduce security implementation effort.\u201cOver the past several years, Chef \u2013 now under the leadership of Progress \u2013 has placed significant focus on building out security and compliance capabilities to make the DevSecOps concept achievable for our customers,\u201d said Sundar Subramanian, executive vice president and general manager, DevSecOps, Progress. \u201cThrough a policy-as-code approach, we are extremely excited to see what our customers will accomplish as they aspire to end-to-end DevOps.\u201dProgress is set to debut the latest additions to its portfolio during a live virtual event on May 25.