Slim.AI, the Boston-based startup focused on optimizing and securing cloud-native applications, has launched Container Intelligence. According to the company, the free and open service helps quickly gain valuable insights into what’s in the most popular container images that they’re baking into their software every day.
Despite the supercharged emphasis on security in the software industry, containers now have more vulnerabilities than ever before; moreover, a worrisome gap exists between developers and leadership on resources needed to address the problem. These findings are detailed in the second annual Slim.AI Public Container Report, published today.
Slim.AI aims to help close the gaps identified in the report by making Container Intelligence available to everyone, free. Container Intelligence scans more than 160 popular public container images making up 30% of total global pull volume using a combination of open-source and proprietary scanning tools.
Slim.AI will quickly expand the dataset to cover the majority of public containers used by developers today across multiple registry providers. Developers can use Container Intelligence to make informed decisions when selecting containers or containerized applications for use in their tech stacks.
Key Features of ‘Container Intelligence’ by Slim.AI:
- Publicly available container profile pages on the Slim.AI website — no login, no registration needed.
- Profiles include vulnerability counts by severity, container construction details, and package information, along with comparisons to similar public containers.
- Containers are fully searchable and categorized according to use case (for example, base images, CMSs or DevOps tools).
- The data is updated daily to ensure freshness.
Slim.AI will be adding more capabilities to Container Intelligence throughout the coming year. Future enhancements will include expanding the database to include more public registries, adding comparative analysis across images and providing container update notifications.