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Product Vision - Defend

This is the product vision for Defend.

Overview

The Defend stage includes all features related to defending, reacting to, and remediating security threats to applications and their cloud infrastructure. GitLab helps you create, deliver, and manage secure applications in today's modern infrastructure while also enabling DevOps methodologies and Digital Transformations.

Categories

There are a few product categories that are critical for success here; each one is intended to represent what you might find as an entire product out in the market. We want our single application to solve the important problems solved by other tools in this space - if you see an opportunity where we can deliver a specific solution that would be enough for you to switch over to GitLab, please reach out to the PM for this stage and let us know.

Each of these categories has a designated level of maturity; you can read more about our category maturity model to help you decide which categories you want to start using and when.

Runtime Application Self Protection

When applications are deployed to production, they are subject to real security threats that may lead to unauthorized access to sensitive data. Runtime Application Self Protection (RASP) actively monitor and block threats before they can exploit vulnerability in the target application. This category is planned, but not yet available.

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Web Application Firewall

This category is planned, but not yet available.
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Threat Detection

Detect and respond to security threats. This category is planned, but not yet available.

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Behavior Analytics

Machine learning solutions to analyze normal and aberrant behavior. This category is planned, but not yet available.

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Vulnerability Management

Security dashboards to help you manage vulnerabilities in your application. This category is planned, but not yet available.

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Data Loss Prevention

This category is planned, but not yet available.
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Container Network Security

This category is planned, but not yet available.
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Prioritization Process

In general, we follow the same prioritization guidelines as the product team at large. Issues will tend to flow from having no milestone, to being added to the backlog, to being added to this page and/or a specific milestone for delivery.

You can see our entire public backlog for Package at this link; filtering by labels or milestones will allow you to explore. If you find something you're interested in, you're encouraged to jump into the conversation and participate. At GitLab, everyone can contribute!

Issues with the "direction" label have been flagged as being particularly interesting, and are listed in the sections below.

Upcoming Releases

Other Interesting Items

There are a number of other issues that we've identified as being interesting that we are potentially thinking about, but do not currently have planned by setting a milestone for delivery. Some are good ideas we want to do, but don't yet know when; some we may never get around to, some may be replaced by another idea, and some are just waiting for that right spark of inspiration to turn them into something special.

Remember that at GitLab, everyone can contribute! This is one of our fundamental values and something we truly believe in, so if you have feedback on any of these items you're more than welcome to jump into the discussion. Our vision and product are truly something we build together!