UNIT TESTING TOOLS

Unit testing tools can streamline application security.

Unit testing is an approach to application security that uses unit testing tools to determine whether small individual microservices and units of source code are free of flaws and fit for use. By scanning smaller bits of code earlier in the process, unit testing tools enable developers to find flaws faster, fix them more easily and deliver more secure applications with less cost.

The challenge of unit testing tools is the amount of time they can take to administer. Some developers find that writing unit tests can take as long as actually writing the code to be tested. For software development teams facing aggressive build timelines, the added delays that unit testing tools introduce are simply acceptable.

That’s where Veracode can help. By providing automated unit testing tools that enable developers to test code quickly, easily and continually, Veracode helps software teams build more secure applications from the very start of development.

Unit testing tools from Veracode.

As a leading provider of automated software testing solutions, Veracode helps to secure and protect the software the world relies on for business-critical operations. Veracode’s application security solutions are built on a unified platform that combines automation, process and speed to deliver comprehensive testing technology. In addition to unit testing tools, Veracode provides solutions for static analysis, blackbox testing techniques, software composition analysis, vendor application security testing and other approaches to evaluating code. With Veracode, developers have the tools they need to find flaws at the very point in development/deployment chain where it is easiest and most cost efficient to fix them.

Veracode Greenlight provides unit testing tools that can find security defects in code as it is being written and provide contextual remediation suggestions to fix issues within seconds – right in the developer’s IDE. Most Veracode Greenlight scans complete in less than 10 seconds, enabling developers to continue building applications without delay. Greenlight runs in the background and provides actionable and accurate results with very few false positives. With Veracode, developers get immediate feedback as soon as a flaw is introduced, and positive feedback when they have taken action to secure the application.

Advantages of Veracode’s unit testing tools.

With unit testing tools in Veracode Greenlight, development teams can:

  • Identify and remediate flaws in software earlier in the process – with less effort to find them and less time to fix them.
  • Flag flaws as soon as they are written, providing developers with recommendations for efficient remediation.
  • Protect applications with Veracode’s static analysis engine which has scanned more than 2 trillion lines of code to date.

 

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UNIT TESTING

The challenge of unit testing.

Unit testing is a software testing method that has been gaining in use and popularity in recent years. By testing small individual units of source code as applications are developed – rather than waiting until a later security hardening stage – defects can be found earlier in the process and flaws can often be remediated faster and with less cost. Unit testing supports Agile development, as it builds testing into the process in a way that let developers make changes more easily. Ultimately, unit testing improves the quality of code and of the shipped product.

The challenge of unit testing: time. Writing effective unit testing programs can sometimes take longer than writing the code to be tested. And for many software development teams, this additional hurdle adds unacceptable delays to the build schedule.

That’s where Veracode can help. By providing automated software testing tools that streamline testing processes, Veracode is helping to make unit testing faster and easier, enabling teams to use unit testing tools to increase the pace of development rather than slow it.

Unit testing solutions from Veracode.

Veracode provides application security solutions and Dev Ops tools that help enterprises protect the software they rely on for business-critical operations. Built on a unified platform, Veracode testing solutions and software development tools provide a variety of testing methods – from unit testing and static analysis to black box testing techniques and software composition analysis – delivering a comprehensive approach that makes application security testing easier, more effective and more-cost efficient.

Veracode Greenlight is a unit testing solution that runs in the background of an IDE and scans smaller units of code as they are being written. Results are immediate, accurate and actionable, with very low false positives. Greenlight provides feedback as soon as a flaw is introduced, along with contextual remediation advice to help fix the issue quickly. Developers can rescan in seconds to ensure that the defect no longer exists. And Greenlight even provides positive feedback when developers take active steps to secure an application.

Benefits of Veracode’s unit testing tools.

With unit testing technology from Veracode, organizations can

  • Test units of code earlier in the development process to find and fix flaws when it is most cost-effective to remediate them.
  • Combine unit testing with static analysis to ensure that applications meet the organization’s security requirements.
  • Enable developers to get immediate feedback as they are in the act of writing code.
  • Benefit from Veracode’s proven application testing engine which has analyzed over 2 trillion lines of code.

 

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SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT TOOLS

Increase speed and security with automated software development tools.

As organizations work to protect software applications from an ever-evolving landscape of threats, automated software development tools for testing can help to improve security while enabling development teams to meet aggressive deadlines.

In a world that is increasingly dependent on mission-critical applications, secure software development is a high priority for enterprises everywhere. Yet, in a recent survey, fewer than 10% of enterprise security officers were certain that their most important applications were tested for flaws before and during production.

In too many cases, build deadlines deter the kind of comprehensive security testing that can find and fix flaws during development. That’s often because traditional software development tools for security testing are cumbersome and time-consuming to use. The result: software is either tested for flaws late in the development process, or worse – not tested at all.

Veracode’s automated software testing provide an easy solution to this pervasive problem. With comprehensive software development tools for testing applications from inception through production, Veracode enables organizations to produce better software faster and more cost-efficiently.

Software development tools for testing from Veracode.

Veracode software development tools and application security solutions protect the software that enterprises rely on every day. With Veracode, development teams can buy, build and assemble applications with greater confidence that they are free from vulnerabilities and flaws.

Veracode’s software development tools are built on a unified platform that combines automation, speed and process to add security testing throughout the SDLC. With Veracode’s SaaS-based software development tools, organizations can test software at any point in the development process where it is easy and cost-efficient to do so.

Veracode’s comprehensive software development tools.

Veracode provides a suite of software development tools that provide multiple approaches to finding and remediating flaws.

Veracode Vendor Application Security Testing provides software development tools that can assess the security of third-party applications without needing access to source code.

  • Static Analysis tools scan software from the inside out, reviewing compiled binaries for common vulnerabilities such as cross-site scripting and SQL injection.
  • Veracode Greenlight provides developers with immediate feedback on potential flaws as code is being written, running in the background of the developer’s preferred IDE. Greenlight also enables unit testing on microservices as they are being developed.
  • Veracode Web Application Scanning (WAS) discovers and inventories all external websites and applications, running lightweight scans on thousands of sites in parallel to identify and prioritize flaws for remediation. WAS combines static analysis and blackbox testing techniques for a comprehensive approach to security testing.
  • Veracode Software Composition Analysis offers tools for identifying flaws in open source and commercial applications.

 

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SHELLSHOCK

The danger of Shellshock to application security.

Shellshock is an application-layer vulnerability in Bash, a widely-used UNIX/Linux program. Shellshock has a severity ranking of 10 – the highest level – on the NVD Common Vulnerability Scoring System Support (CVSS) because of how easy it is to execute and how severely it can damage an organization. Attackers use Shellshock to expose sensitive files, access databases and install malware that can turn a system into a component of a DDoS botnet. The applications that are most vulnerable to a Shellshock attack are public-facing web applications, especially legacy applications that rely on the Bash program.

While Shellshock is fairly easy to remediate in an individual program, most enterprises have thousands of public-facing web applications, including many legacy applications they may not even be aware of. Using traditional testing tools on thousands of applications at once can be highly expensive and time-consuming, but Veracode provides an innovative solution that can help.

Testing for Shellshock with Veracode.

Veracode is a leading provider of automated software testing tools that help protect the software the world depends on.

Veracode’s comprehensive suite of SaaS-based application security solutions include software development tools for testing applications from inception through production, including unit testing tools, static analysis tools, blackbox testing techniques, software composition analysis and more. By employing Veracode’s dev ops tools throughout the SDLC, development teams can find and fix vulnerabilities in software at the point when it is easiest and most cost efficient to do so.

How Veracode helps to protect against Shellshock.

Veracode Web Application Scanning (WAS) provides a highly effective solution for combating Shellshock. Built on a massively parallel, auto-scaling cloud infrastructure, WAS performs scans on thousands of websites and applications in parallel to identify flaws and provide guidance for remediation.

To find Shellshock vulnerabilities, WAIS discovers all the public-facing web applications of an organization, even those that IT has lost track of and applications outside the normal corporate IP range. These may include sites acquired through M&A or temporary sites hosted with cloud service providers. Once these applications and websites have been inventoried, Veracode WAS automatically crawls all pages on a site and probes the surface of web applications to find flaws like the Shellshock vulnerability. This approach to vulnerability scanning is far more thorough and exhaustive than traditional methods which only inject signatures into a few well-known directories.

 

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PCI SECURITY

Veracode testing tools enable PCI security compliance.

For software development organizations, complying with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard 3.0 (PCI 3.0) requires an investment in application testing for PCI security.

PCI 3 directs software organizations to comply with secure guidelines for developing applications and requires that custom application code can be adequately scanned for potential vulnerabilities. To meet these PCI security dictates, organizations need a consistent approach to application security and powerful software development tools for application testing.

Because PCI security requirements apply both to software in development and software in production, enterprises may need solutions to test thousands or tens of thousands of public-facing web applications that are already running. They’ll also need Dev Ops tools that can integrate testing throughout the development process, from inception through preproduction. And tools to quickly scan and evaluate third-party code are a must.

Veracode enables organizations to easily comply with PCI security requirements by providing a comprehensive suite of solutions that make testing easier, faster and less costly.

PCI security solutions from Veracode.

Veracode solutions help to seamlessly integrate security and testing into development processes to ensure that secure code is synonymous with quality code. By combining automation, process and speed, Veracode technology enables organizations to eliminate software flaws at the most cost-efficient point in the development/deployment chain.

To promote PCI security, Veracode enables developers to automatically test applications and receive results, often within four hours. Rather than relying on on-premise hardware and software, developers can use Veracode’s cloud-based services to test applications without needing to open a new environment. Veracode’s suite of solutions provides a comprehensive approach to testing, with tools for static analysis, black box testing techniques, software composition analysis, vendor application security testing and more.

How Veracode simplifies PCI security.

  • To comply with PCI security mandates, IT administrators can use Veracode’s predefined policies to authorize automated scans for a variety of applications. Once configured, the Veracode platform can:
  • Automatically test software in development, pre-production and production.
  • Provide analysis of the results, prioritized by severity, along with detailed remediation instructions that enable developers to re-create and fix flaws faster.
  • Retest software as needed to demonstrate successful remediation and to document progress against planned timelines.
  • Provide detail of compliance with PCI security guidelines, including proof that applications have been tested and that remediation has been accomplished.

 

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PCI 31

Improve PCI 3 compliance with help from Veracode.

For software organizations, complying with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard 3.0 (PCI 3) can be a significant burden.

PCI 3 mandates that organizations meet strict guidelines for security when developing applications, and that third-party custom code can be scanned for vulnerabilities. Compliance with PCI 3.0 requires organizations to have a robust testing program in place, with tools for evaluating third-party software.

But managing PCI security can be costly and time-consuming, adding unacceptable delays to timelines for developing new applications. And organizations that have thousands of web applications – some which they may not even know about – faced serious hurdles to ensuring that every piece of software has been adequately scanned for vulnerabilities.

As a leading provider of application security testing solutions, Veracode can help with PCI 3 compliance by providing dev ops tools that integrate testing throughout the SDLC and provide an easy way to evaluate third-party code.

PCI 3 security solutions from Veracode.

Veracode application security solutions help organizations protect business-critical software. Built on a unified platform, Veracode’s comprehensive testing tools include static analysis,unit testing, software composition analysis, black box testing techniques, vendor application security testing and other technologies for scanning code as it is built, purchased and assembled to rid it of flaws and vulnerabilities.

With Veracode’s automated testing solutions, software development teams can ensure PCI 3 compliance by testing for flaws at multiple points in the software development lifecycle. From scanning code as it is being written to analyzing binaries of applications already in production, Veracode delivers the solutions that make application security easier, faster and less costly

How Veracode makes it easier to comply with PCI 3 requirements.

To ensure compliance with PCI 3 guidelines, IT administrators can assign predefined policy for Veracode solutions to each application and authorize automated scans. Once this is done, the Veracode platform will:

  • Perform automatic tests of designated applications in development and in production.
  • Analyze the results, provide detailed findings and categorize issues based on severity.
  • Deliver remediation recommendations that enable developers to fix vulnerabilities more quickly.
  • Retest software and provide data on the effectiveness of remediation as well as progress against target timelines.
  • Provide proof of compliance with PCI 3, including documentation that applications have been tested and that remediation has been accomplished.

 

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PCI 3.0

Automated testing solutions help ensure PCI 3.0 compliance.

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard 3.0 (PCI 3.0) establishes data and network security standards intended to protect the financial data and personal information of millions of credit card users. For software development organizations, compliance with PCI 3.0 is critical to avoid penalties and fines, not to mention the irreparable damage to business and reputation that a critical software flaw can cause.

For development teams, the most important requirements of PCI 3 have to do with adhering to secure guidelines when developing applications and ensuring that custom code is scanned for potential flaws. Complying with PCI 3.0 requires well-designed security testing protocols that can consistently look for vulnerabilities in software throughout development and in production. Development teams also need ways to successfully scan third-party and open source components for security flaws.

For organizations that have thousands or tens of thousands of applications in production, ensuring PCI 3.0 compliance can be remarkably expensive, and the time required to test software at a variety of stages can jeopardize the ability to meet build deadlines.

That’s where Veracode can help. With a suite of automated testing solutions and dev ops tools, Veracode enables organizations to comply more easily with PCI 3.0 by embedding testing throughout the SDLC, from inception through production, and by providing organizations with an easy way of evaluating third-party software.

Solutions for PCI 3.0 security from Veracode

Veracode’s application security testing solutions and services help enterprises protect the software they rely on to innovate and compete. Veracode’s comprehensive technologies provide multiple approaches to PCI security testing, including static analysis, blackbox testing techniques, penetration testing, unit testing, software composition analysis and vendor application security testing. When using Veracode’s automated testing tools, software development teams can more easily find and fix flaws at the easiest and most cost-efficient point in the development chain.

How Veracode supports PCI 3.0 requirements.

With Veracode, development teams can improve compliance of PCI 3.0 by automatically and consistently testing for vulnerabilities. Administrators can assign predefined policy for PCI compliance to each application, authorizing automated application scans at critical junctures during the SDLC. Veracode’s technology will:

  • Automatically test applications and provide analysis of the results.
  • Prioritize issues by severity and deliver recommendations and instructions that accelerate remediation.
  • Retest software as needed to demonstrate successful fixes.
  • Demonstrate compliance with PCI 3.0 by providing documentation that applications have been tested and fixed.

 

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MICROSERVICES

The challenge of making microservices secure.

Microservices represent a decentralized approach to software development, where larger applications are broken down into smaller components, or microservices, and developed separately and concurrently. Working with microservices can help to increase the speed of development, provide more resilient applications and promote more efficient scaling.

Testing code is one of the challenges of working with microservices. Unit testing tools that scan small bits of code as they are written are ideal for testing microservices, but the time required for unit testing is prohibitive for many software development teams. Writing unit tests can often take as long as writing the actual bits of software. To take advantage of the many benefits of microservices, development teams need technology that can scan microservices quickly, easily and cost efficiently.

That’s where Veracode can help. With automated software testing tools that let developers test code as it is being written, Veracode simplifies testing of microservices and enables development teams to deliver more secure code more easily.

Microservices testing technology from Veracode.

Veracode provides application security solutions for a software-driven world. Built on a unified platform, Veracode’s application testing technology provides a comprehensive suite of solutions for securing applications from inception through production. Veracode solutions allow developers to find flaws at any point in the development process, and to fix them more easily and cost-efficiently. Veracode Dev Ops tools for testing include static analysis, black box testing techniques, software composition analysis, vendor application security testing and more.

Veracode Greenlight is a testing tool that finds security defects in microservices as code is being written and provides immediate contextual remediation advice to fix issues within seconds. Greenlight runs right in the developer’s IDE, scanning code in background to provide immediate, actionable and accurate results with very few false positives. With Greenlight, developers can test code easily and quickly within their normal development workflow. They receive immediate feedback as soon as a flaw is introduced, and positive feedback when they have performed actions to improve security in the application.

Benefits of Veracode’s microservices testing solutions.

With Veracode, development teams can secure microservices more easily by:

  • Testing code as it is being written and remediating flaws immediately.
  • Scaling testing protocol with an SaaS-based solution.
  • Relying on Veracode’s static analysis engine which has scanned more than 2 trillion lines of code to date.

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DEV OPS TOOLS

Improve application security with powerful Dev Ops tools.

As Secure Dev Ops continues to transform software development, organizations and development teams require innovative new Dev Ops tools that can simplify application security testing.

In Secure Dev Ops, application security is no longer the concern of a small group of security experts – everyone from developers through operations must make the security of applications a top priority. To improve security without hindering agility and speed, development teams need powerful Dev Ops tools that can find and fix software vulnerabilities quickly and easily. Automation is critical – manual processes are too resource-intensive and time-consuming. And Dev Ops tools that can inject testing into every phase of the SDLC are essential. When developers have the software development tools they need to test software as is being written, purchased, compiled and prepared for shipment, Secure Dev Ops can truly be effective.

For organizations looking for Dev Ops tools that can do all this and more, Veracode provides a comprehensive suite of cloud-based services for application security testing.

Dev Ops tools from Veracode.

Veracode application testing solutions help to secure the software that businesses and the world depend upon. Built on a unified platform, Veracode’s scalable, cloud-based solutions provide tools for testing applications from inception through production, reducing the risk of application-layer vulnerabilities in web, mobile and third-party applications.

Veracode’s Dev Ops tools combine process, speed and automation to improve the quality of application security testing while reducing cost and complexity. With Veracode, organizations can significantly improve security in the software they write, purchase and assemble.

Veracode’s integrated suite of Dev Ops tools for security testing.

Veracode’s Dev Ops tools for testing include:

  • Veracode Greenlight, a tool that provides developers with immediate feedback on potential flaws as code is being written. Greenlight includes unit testing tools for testing microservices.
  • Software Composition Analysis, a solution for identifying vulnerabilities in commercial and open source code.
  • Static Analysis, a tool that analyzes binaries to identify flaws and prioritize remediation in applications that are written, bought or downloaded.
  • Web Application Scanning, a testing solution that inventories public-facing websites and applications and uses a combination of Dev Ops tools, including blackbox testing techniques, to identify flaws in software in production.
  • Vendor Application Security Testing, a tool for testing third-party software without requiring access to source code.

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BLACK BOX TESTING TECHNIQUES

Black Box testing techniques are critical to application security.

Black box testing techniques are an essential part of any application security testing program. In contrast to white box testing where source code is available for testing and review, black box testing techniques are employed without access to code and with no information about the application structure. Blackbox testing techniques look for vulnerabilities and flaws from the outside of the application, imitating methods and tools that attackers might use to penetrate security.

Black box testing techniques can be highly effective at finding certain kinds of flaws, from server configuration mistakes or errors to input/output validation problems and other issues specific applications.

Routinely using black box testing techniques for application security testing presents challenges for many development teams. Managing black box testing requires a great deal of time and resources, which can be a hindrance for adhering to aggressive development timelines.

For organizations that want to deploy black box testing techniques as part of the application development process, Veracode provides cloud-based software development tools that can significantly simplify the use of these testing tools.

Solutions for black box testing techniques from Veracode.

Veracode delivers vital application security solutions for a world that is driven by software. Offering a powerful combination of process, speed and automation, Veracode helps to seamlessly integrate application security into the software development lifecycle, fixing flaws and eliminating vulnerabilities at the most cost-efficient points in the development/deployment chain. Veracode’s solutions cover all phases of the SDLC, including unit testing tools for microservices.

Veracode Web Application Scanning (WAS) is a unified solution for application security testing that combines black box testing techniques with static analysis and other testing tools to find and fix vulnerabilities quickly. Veracode WAS tests applications to find security flaws that may be overlooked by other testing applications. With Veracode’s black box testing techniques, you may be able to find SQL strings, ODBC connectors, hidden usernames and passwords or other sensitive information that could be used to penetrate security or that are common to vulnerabilities like Shellshock and other code injection issues.

Veracode WAS also inventories all external web applications and performs a lightweight scan on thousands of sites in parallel to identify vulnerabilities and prioritize remediation.

Advantages of black box testing techniques from Veracode.

With Veracode’s black box testing techniques, you can:

  • Scan applications in any language including JAVA/JSP and PHP – Veracode’s solution is not language-dependent.
  • Emulate the methods of malicious attackers to probe the application surface and identify the results that are not part of the expected result set.
  • Prioritize critical flaws and use detailed remediation information to resolve issues quickly.
  • Incorporate proactive recommendations for longer-term strategies to improve application security across the software portfolio.

 

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