StartApp developers choose Snyk for its seamless integration into the developer workflow

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David Mark

DevOps Team Lead & Cloud Architect

Industry: Tech
Location: New York

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Snyk Open Source


Developers took ownershipon securing their code after switching to Snyk

A quick and straightforward rolloutwith Snyk’s integration to GitLab

Faster development cyclethanks to automatic remediation advice

Before switching to Snyk, StartApp was not happy with the support it had for open source security, provided by a different vendor. It was not used by its developers because it was too complicated and difficult to work with, and the team claimed that the interface was not intuitive and they were facing difficulties with understanding how it should be operated. StartApp’s aim was to find a solution which will be adopted and used seamlessly. An important factor was to allow the development team to maintain their usual workflow and avoid diversions to external tools and platforms, monitoring the status of their code within GitLab.

A security tool that developers want to use

When Snyk was recommended by one of the development teams as a tool they actually want to work with, it reflected the confidence that StartApp was looking for. Snyk's integration with GitLab merge requests made sure that every code change was scanned so the addition of new vulnerabilities was prevented. The developers were able to receive immediate feedback as they were coding within GitLab.

“One of the development teams tried Snyk’s open source free version and highly recommended it would be adopted throughout the organization. The team claimed it is better than our existing solution by a different vendor.”

Faster development cycle with automated remediation

Snyk’s ability to automate fixing vulnerabilities allows developers to accelerate issue solving by accepting Snyk’s fix suggestions instead of needing to triage. The speed of the Snyk scans is substantially quicker than other evaluated solutions, boosting efficiency.

“Fixes are one of the most important features in Snyk. Once the tests are performed automatically as part of the CI/CD process it is essential to be able to fix the issues quickly.“

GitLab integration enabled a quick launch

Rollout was fast and straightforward thanks to the integration to GitLab which allowed the team to protect and fix their code in a short period of time. Snyk’s multi-language compliance was essential for the fast rollout and enabled support of the languages in use by StartApp: JavaScript, Python and Java.

“Our Data team which is responsible for the data platform of the entire company was the first to adopt Snyk. In a matter of a few days the system was used by the entire team that quickly reached nearly zero vulnerabilities.”

About StartApp

StartApp is an insight-driven mobile technologies company that enables partners to turn data into truly fulfilling mobile moments. StartApp partners with over 350,000 applications, working with a database of over 1 billion mobile users worldwide.

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Snyk is a developer security platform. Integrating directly into development tools, workflows, and automation pipelines, Snyk makes it easy for teams to find, prioritize, and fix security vulnerabilities in code, dependencies, containers, and infrastructure as code. Supported by industry-leading application and security intelligence, Snyk puts security expertise in any developer’s toolkit.

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