Styra DAS Rego Policy Builder GA
August 4, 2020
released Rego Policy Builder for the Styra Declarative Authorization
Service (DAS). With Rego Policy Builder, DevOps/platform teams can more
easily build authorization policy in Styra DAS, with a point-and-click
interface that speeds development of new rules and provides a policy
interface that is easy to read. Continuing the vision of the OPA
founders, this latest enhancement to the OPA control plane empowers more
teams to take advantage of the speed and security of policy-as-code for
The Styra DAS Rego Policy Builder provides a streamlined, graphical,
purpose-built, point and click policy interface for OPA authorization
rules. This visualization of policy-as-code enables DevOps, security and
compliance teams to:
Take advantage of the speed and security of OPA, without investing
up-front time to learn all the details of its custom policy language.
Speed development of sophisticated security, compliance and operational
rules for modern cloud-native applications.
More easily communicate across teams to prove that security is in
place, and built as intended.
Styra DAS is the company’s turnkey control plane for OPA, which provides
a unified toolset and framework for policy across the cloud native
stack. Styra DAS helps enterprises set up policy-as-code guardrails for
two crucial layers of the new software stack, Kubernetes and
microservices, to help customers mitigate risk, reduce errors and
accelerate software development. Purpose-built to deploy and manage OPA
at scale, Styra DAS is a single control plane for authorization both
within applications and for the infrastructure they run on.
Accelerate Deployment of Open Policy Agent and Styra DAS Without
Learning Custom Coding
Traditional cybersecurity solutions have been implemented by
infrastructure and operations (I&O) teams. These teams are skilled at
systems interoperability, network communication, as well as identifying
and mitigating key risks to businesses, but coding and development
aren’t typically a core part of their job. However, as network, storage
and compute moves to software-defined delivery methods common to
cloud-native application development, IT, I&O, security, compliance,
governance and general line-of-business teams can become increasingly
isolated from new technologies such as Kubernetes, microservices and
other code-centric solutions.
Styra DAS Rego Policy Builder is the latest step in bridging this gap.
Styra solutions are all 100 percent policy-as-code and built on OPA,
which provides developers, DevOps and platform teams the flexibility and
control they need to implement guardrails in modern app environments.
Development and platform teams can still build policy directly in Rego,
the OPA policy language, but this new graphical solution speeds
deployment for teams less familiar with Rego’s specific syntax and eases
communication with security, audit and compliance teams.
“From the first day we started building OPA, our vision was to provide
unified authorization across the cloud-native stack. With this news
today, we are further simplifying the on-boarding process of our
policy-as-code solutions by giving teams a visual way to build
authorization policy,” said Tim Hinrichs, co-creator of OPA and
co-founder and CTO of Styra. “Rego Policy Builder is just the latest
step in our journey towards our vision, and by democratizing policy,
with a point and click interface, our customers save time, break down
silos and build bridges to non development teams.”
Styra DAS Rego Policy Builder is available now to all customers.