DevSecOps with GitLab

Integrating security into your DevOps lifecycle is easy with GitLab. Security and compliance are built-in, out of the box, giving you the visibility and control necessary to protect the integrity of your software.

The DevOps platform that simplifies DevSecOps

GitLab is known for industry-leading Source Code Management (SCM) and Continuous Integration (CI). Developers want to use GitLab. We make it easy to include security and compliance. Focus on apps, not tool maintenance, while improving collaboration and transparency for one predictable cost. GitLab has security and governance built-in.

  • Application security testing and remediation. With every code commit, GitLab provides actionable vulnerability findings to developers while helping security pros manage remaining vulnerabilities through resolution.

  • Cloud Native Application Protection. GitLab helps you monitor and protect your deployed applications.

  • Policy Compliance and Auditability. GitLab’s MR approvals, end-to-end transparency of who changed what, when, and where, along with a compliance dashboard and common controls help you meet your compliance needs.

  • SDLC Platform Security. See how we secure the GitLab software.

DevSecOps simplified

Continuous security testing capabilities

Included within the all GitLab tiers

Static Application Security Testing (SAST, all tiers)

Policy Management helps you define rules and policies to adhere to - either internal company policies or policies based on legal or regulatory frameworks such as GDPR, SOC2, PCI-DSS, SOX, HIPAA, ISO, COBIT, FedRAMP, and so on.

  • Scan the application to spot potential vulnerabilities at code commit, before code is merged.

  • Secret Detection prevent secrets from accidentally leaking into your Git history.

Included within the GitLab Ultimate tier

Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST)

  • Dynamic scanning earlier in the SDLC than ever possible, by leveraging the review app CI/CD capability of GitLab.

  • Test running web applications for known runtime vulnerabilities.

  • Users can provide HTTP credentials to test private areas.

Dependency Scanning

  • Analyze external dependencies (e.g. libraries) for known vulnerabilities on each code commit with GitLab CI/CD.

  • Identify vulnerable dependencies needing updating.

  • A Dependency List (Bill of Materials) shows all dependencies used in a project.

Container Scanning

  • Automatically search project dependencies for approved and unapproved licenses defined by your policies.

  • Avoid redistribution of vulnerabilities via container images.

License Compliance

  • Automatically search project dependencies for approved and unapproved licenses defined by your policies.

  • Custom license policies per project.

  • License analysis results are shown in the merge request pipeline alongside security vulnerabilities for immediate resolution

The Gitlab Difference


One platform, one price, with comprehensive app sec for both dev and sec.


Compliance framework for consistency, common controls, policy automation.


See who changed what, where, when, end-to-end.

Additional Capabilities

  • Auto Remediation: Auto remediation aims to automated vulnerability solution flow, and automatically create a fix. The fix is then tested, and if it passes all the tests already defined for the application, it is deployed to production.

  • Fuzz Testing: Fuzz testing acquisitions have been integrated alongside other scanners in the merge request pipeline. Apply this powerful technology to automatically test for unknown security flaws with coverage-guided fuzzing and API fuzzing

Why integration matters for DevSecOps

  • Every piece of code is tested upon commit for security threats, without incremental cost.
  • The developer can remediate now, while they are still working in that code, or create an issue with one click.
  • The security pro can see and manage unresolved vulnerabilities captured as a by-product of software development.
  • Single source of truth can focus collaboration on remediation, eliminating translation and finger pointing.
  • A single tool reduces cost to buy, integrate and maintain point solutions throughout the DevOps pipeline.

Exciting new capabilities!

We welcome your feedback and contribution to our vision and roadmap

Vulnerability Management

Evaluate vulnerabilities based upon risk and scanning vendor used.

Mobile app testing

Test mobile applications within your CI pipeline including Kotlin, Swift, Objective-C, and Java.

Container Security

Protect cloud-native production applications.


Free GitLab trial

Unlimited access to all features for 30 days.