Wolfi Linux A Good Option for Software Supply Chain
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Wolfi Linux is a good option for software supply chain designed to safeguard security. Wolfi is a new Linux ‘(un)distribution and build toolchain, developed by Chainguard

Many organizations’ desire for software supply chain integrity and transparency are struggling with implementing software security measures like signatures  provenance, and SBOMs to legacy systems and existing Linux distributions.

Wolfi Linux is an ideal choice when it comes to safeguarding  the software supply chain. It has been designed from the ground up to produce container images that meet the requirements of a secure software supply chain.

The best part is it is not a full Linux distro designed to run on bare metal. Instead it’s a stripped-down one designed for the cloud-native era.

According to Dan Lorenc, CEO and co-Founder of Chainguard,”Attacks are happening at every point along the software supply chain, from the way code gets built, to its deployment, to how it’s run and then packaged and shipped to end users.” 

He further added, “Because software supply chain security covers the entire development lifecycle, it isn’t like other areas in security where point solutions can solve this complex problem. Chainguard’s secure developer platform is a direct reflection of our mission to make the software supply chain secure by default by helping developers improve software security from build to production.”

Wolfi eliminates any security vulnerabilities for companies by using Chainguard Images. These contain no packages, so there are less steps between when the image is developed and when it executes.

Snyk provides resources and training to help developers work with software supply chain security, including a sandbox terminal which lets them practice their skills through interactive terminals.

Lisa Tagliaferri, head of developer education at Chainguard said, “The software supply chain will become more secure if we all do our part to make incremental progress towards security improvements. Our hope with Chainguard Academy is to provide the developer community with the resources needed to meet these longer-term and sustainable goals.”

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