How to Defend Your Codebase

Developers, systems, and tools all interact with your version control system. The right version control system can protect your organization’s digital assets from threats and accelerate productivity.

Because enterprises need to operate with the assumption that they are already being attacked. And cyberattacks don’t just mean outside attackers. It is critical to implement strategies that continuously monitor access, both internally and externally.

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    Construct Your Defense in Depth Strategy

    To create defense in depth, you’ll need to construct layers that prevent, detect, and respond to threats. These layers provide necessary redundancy for security.

    If a particular security control fails or a vulnerability is exploited, you’ll know that you have backup defenses in place. Helix Core — the world's most securable version control system — helps you enhance your existing security infrastructure.


    Secure your digital assets and DevOps pipeline.


    Set up permissions and verify users to minimize risk.


    Safeguard your company’s reputation and environment.

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    1. Control Network Access to Your Infrastructure

    Avoid version control becoming a doorway to your valuable intellectual property by configuring it with security in mind.

    Helix Core fits into your existing security setup — whether it’s deployed on-premises, in the cloud, or both. And along with cloud and network security tools, you can configure Helix Core to:

    • Implement TLS between clients and replicas to secure assets in transit.
    • Set a unique port for your server, making it harder for intruders to get in.
    • Time out user access tickets.

    2. Set up Verification to Fit Your Needs

    One of the most important lines of defense in depth includes reviewing who has access to what.

    To grant access to internal teams –– while eliminating unwanted security threats –– Helix Core enables you to integrate with your organizations Identity Provider (IdP).  Use Helix Authentication Service (HAS) to secure assets via a plugin, client, or command-line. 

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    3. Protect Down to the Individual File Level

    Helix Core gives you the ability to control access down to the file level by user, IP address, and/or CIDR range.

    Admins can use the P4 Protections Table to control access as granularly as needed — to the repository, folder, or even an individual file –– for individual or groups of users.

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    4. Get Global Protection at Scale

    Modern development often involves collaborators working around the globe. Control how code is shared using Helix Core. It provides full design traceability. You’ll get audit logs, network IP address access control, and data encryption for all replicated repositories and depots.

    Replicas safely transfer file data and revisions quickly. And you can easily configure replica servers to transfer only specifically permitted data.

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    Version Control For Defense in Depth Protection

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