GUAC (Graph for Understanding Artifact Composition) aims to fill in the gaps by ingesting software metadata, like SBOMs, and mapping out relationships between software. When you know how one piece of software affects another, you’ll be able to fully understand your software security position and act as needed.
Find the most used critical components in a software supply chain ecosystem
Find weaknesses in overall security posture
Prevent supply chain compromises before they happen
GUAC came along as an open-source software at the right time helping us pivot away from building a bespoke solution and involving ourselves with the best minds behind the project. The value we see with GUAC is its flexibility and plugin architecture leading up to helping the users achieve compliance at different levels. The biggest benefit of GUAC has been producing it in the open with a widespread community behind it, from Google to Kusari and others. As the industry progresses, the threats to the software supply chain will become more complex, and relying on a tool backed by people with many years of experience in the area would make things easier for Guidewire to consume.