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
“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.”