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Progress to Unveil New Capabilities at ChefConf 2021 that Ensure Successful DevSecOps Adoption

Sep 07, 2021   

New cloud compliance, operator productivity, and cloud deployment capabilities help teams accelerate their DevOps journeys

BEDFORD, Mass., Sept. 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS), the leading provider of products to develop, deploy and manage high-impact business applications, today announced the availability of enhancements to the Progress® Chef® portfolio that span multi-cloud trust and compliance, operator experience and productivity, and cloud “as a service” deployment flexibility. Progress will highlight these capabilities at ChefConf℠ 2021, the virtual version of its 10th annual Chef community and user conference held today through September 9, with a focus on helping teams accelerate their DevOps journeys.

“Rapid and continuous delivery of secure infrastructure and applications is critical to business agility and success,” said Sundar Subramanian, General Manager, Chef Business, Progress. “A DevSecOps approach has become the means to maintain compliance while releasing capabilities early and often as part of an agile development approach. Our focus is on delivering new security and compliance features while making Chef products easier to adopt and use in order to bring the promise of DevSecOps to more organizations.”

Enterprise trends are driving rapid DevSecOps innovation. As organizations move more workloads into the cloud, the need for security and compliance automation has accelerated. IT teams must continuously deliver change in their technology environments while maintaining adherence to business policies ranging from governmental regulations to security best practices. Chef technology enables a policy-as-code approach to automate the implementation, validation and governance of business policies. In line with these trends, and with the goal of helping more organizations adopt and gain value from DevSecOps practices and technology more easily, Progress is announcing the following new Chef features:

  • Multi-cloud Trust and Compliance – Chef® Compliance Automation for Cloud Resources extends support across major cloud providers AWS, Azure, and GCP with extensive new certified Chef® Premium Content plus support for cloud-specific best practices including integration with Azure Policy.   
  • Enhanced Operator Productivity – Chef technology continues to support the DevSecOps journey by providing important enhancements to Chef® Enterprise Automation Stack, including tighter integration between compliance and infrastructure automation, support for Windows patch management, integration with leading secrets management tools, improvements to Chef® Workstation™ and Chef® Test Kitchen™ to enable test-driven development and new, more powerful infrastructure operations dashboards.
  • Deployment Flexibility – To ease adoption and bring the power of Chef to more organizations, Progress has launched SaaS-based access to its Chef product suite as a beta offering, now provides access to Chef products through the AWS and Azure Marketplaces, and launched an all-new Chef Managed Services program designed to eliminate the burden of managing an organization’s own Chef deployment.

“Offering our customers choice in the public cloud is a way of doing business for SAP,” said Jay Thoden van Velzen, Head of Security Operations for Multi-Cloud at SAP. “As our cloud workloads grow across cloud providers, our approach to security and compliance has to be flexible and highly scalable. Today we are scanning 14 million cloud resources for compliance in a matter of hours, and we anticipate that number will continue growing rapidly. Chef has been a great partner for us on this journey, and we are excited to continue collaborating with the Chef community at ChefConf and beyond.”

“Today’s announcements reflect the priority our customers place on securing their cloud workloads,” said Sudhir Reddy, Vice President of Engineering, Chef Business, Progress. “Increasingly, organizations also want the ease of consuming their security and operations software itself as a cloud service. We are excited by the opportunity to bring automation capabilities to more organizations through our SaaS offerings.”

To learn more about these new capabilities and to access more than 25 breakout sessions from Chef product experts, community members and customers, attend the ChefConf conference here.

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About Progress
Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS) provides the leading products to develop, deploy and manage high-impact business applications. Our comprehensive product stack is designed to make technology teams more productive and we have a deep commitment to the developer community, both open source and commercial alike. With Progress, organizations can accelerate the creation and delivery of strategic business applications, automate the process by which apps are configured, deployed and scaled, and make critical data and content more accessible and secure—leading to competitive differentiation and business success. Over 1,700 independent software vendors, 100,000+ enterprise customers, and a three-million-strong developer community rely on Progress to power their applications. Learn about Progress at or +1-800-477-6473. 

Progress, ChefConf, and Chef are trademarks or registered trademarks of Progress Software Corporation and/or one of its subsidiaries or affiliates in the US and other countries. Any other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

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