Shift Left Security to Fix Flaws Early

Orca provides complete Shift Left Security for IaC templates and container images from a single platform, ensuring that vulnerabilities, secrets, misconfigurations, and malware are detected as early as possible.

5 Requirements to Shift Security Left
the challenge

Disparate tools duplicate work and create friction

The benefits of Shift Left Security are clear. However, putting this process into practice is more difficult. Although there are security tools that scan either IaC templates or container images, many don’t do both or lack integration across the software development lifecycle.
  1. 1

    Developers need to identify vulnerabilities and security issues while shipping code quickly.

  2. 2

    DevOps teams must manage policies and create integrations for multiple tools, duplicating efforts and hindering consistency.

  3. 3

    Security teams struggle with siloed solutions, lack of shared context, and contradictory alerts.

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5 Requirements to Shift Security Left
Our approach

Shift security left in one platform

Our platform provides comprehensive security and compliance checks across the full software development lifecycle, including IaC template and container image scanning. In addition, Orca traces findings from the production environment back to the original application development artifacts. Orca investigates the data and control plane for vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, malware, IAM risks, lateral movement risks and sensitive data exposure across the entire development lifecycle.
  • Build

    Container images and IaC templates are scanned on the developer desktop or as part of regular, continuous integration (CI) / continuous delivery (CD) workflows.

  • Deploy

    Registries are continually monitored to ensure application images are secure before deployment, with guardrail policies in place to prevent insecure deployments.

  • Run

    Production environments are monitored for risks with contextual alerts and risk prioritization, as well as integrations with ticketing and notification tools.

Shift Left with help from the right

Orca uniquely combines shift left scanning results with insights into the production environment (right side), so developers, DevOps and security teams can:

  • Correlate production risks back to the pre-deployment image or IaC template that was originally used to create the production instance.
  • Predict whether code changes could create dangerous attack paths when combined with existing risks in the production environment.
  • Collaborate in development and production, utilizing the same central security platform to reduce friction.

Build security into your CI/CD process

Embed comprehensive cloud security checks into your CI/CD process by leveraging the easy-to-use Orca command-line interface (Orca CLI) to:

  • Automatically run all the critical security and compliance checks using CIS benchmarks and custom policies.
  • Surface findings in native development tooling as well as the Orca Platform UI.
  • Orca supports common CI and development tools, including Jenkins, BitBucket, CircleCI, GitHub, GitLab, and more.

Frictionless workflow integration

Orca offers a number of off the shelf integrations so you can fit Orca into your existing workflows, ensuring fast remediation and avoiding confusion about team responsibilities.

  • Forward findings to notification systems such as email, PagerDuty, OpsGenie, and Slack.
  • Auto assign alerts to remediation teams with ticketing systems such as Jira or ServiceNow.
  • Automate remediation by integrating Orca with SOAR systems, including Torq and Brinqa.
Case Studies

Orca simplifies DevOps and DevSecOps tasks




Financial Services

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“Orca is huge for helping us work with DevOps. My sys admin can now show and explain to DevOps what we’ve found. We’re now more collaborative and helpful to them. It’s a big step toward DevSecOps—the organizational friction between DevOps and my security team is gone.”

Nir RothenbergChief Information Security Officer

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North America, EMEA, and Asia Pacific



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“We deployed Orca Security in seconds—literally. It took me less than three minutes to get a cloud environment up and running.”

Aaron BrownSenior Cloud Security Engineer

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San Francisco, California, USA



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“With little effort on our part, we saw good value and ROI from Orca right away.”

Christine SmoleySecurity Engineering Manager

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