Browse through the materials below to learn what the industry is saying about best practices for application security.

Analyst Reports

Gartner Application Security Testing Magic Quadrant

Released on 1 July 2014

Veracode is a Leader in the Magic Quadrant

Read the "Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing" (July 2014) to find out why there is a critical need to reduce risk in Web, cloud and mobile applications.

Gartner, Inc. 2014 “Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing” by Neil MacDonald, Joseph Feiman. July 1, 2014

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Gartner Technology Overview: Mobile Application Security Testing for BYOD Strategies

Released on 30 August 2013

According to Gartner, enterprises that embrace a BYOD strategy are vulnerable to security breaches unless they adopt methods and technologies for mobile application security testing and risk assurance. This research explains how to select and implement these new tools and practices.

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451 Research: Veracode Eyes a VAST Opportunity in Third-Party Application Security Testing

Released on October 16th, 2012

Former CISO Wendy Nather explains how Veracode's SaaS offering "takes both effort and cost away from the enterprise CISO" and "lowers the barriers to appsec testing."

This independent report details the unique advantages of Veracode's binary static analysis technology for testing third-party applications. It describes how Veracode's cloud-based platform and program management service address the scale and complexity challenges of reducing third-party software risk enterprise-wide, and provides a SWOT analysis of the Veracode VAST Program.

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Case Studies

Global Media and Technology Company Gains Visibility into Mobile App Perimeter

A global media and technology company had little control over the quality or security of the apps published to iTunes or Playstore. Using Veracode’s cloud-based service, the company gained visibility into its mobile app perimeter, finding it had 100% more apps published than originally thought. Through finding these apps and assessing their behavior, the company ensured all published apps adhere to its app policies for security and privacy and gain tighter control of its mobile footprint.

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Large Financial Services Firm Passes Its PCI Audit — and Implements an Ongoing Governance Program to Continuously Reduce Enterprise Risk

Learn how Veracode’s cloud-based service and policy-based approach helped a large financial services firm not only pass its PCI audit in the short term -- but also continuously reduce its enterprise risk in the long term.

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Forrester ROI Case Study

Learn how a G2000 financial services company secured its critical outsourced and internally-developed applications with Veracode’s cloud-based service – and generated a 3-year ROI of 192 percent.

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Myth Busted: NSFOCUS proves security not a bottleneck, but a way to exceed customer expectations

Learn how the global leader in network security solutions, NSFOCUS, leverages Veracode’s cloud-based service to reduce application-layer risk and rapidly address customer requirements for independent security assessments. 

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Beyond Risk Avoidance: How a Global 2000 firm demonstrated the value of their application security program

Financial services institution improved secure development processes and reduced enterprise risk, with Veracode according to case study by leading analyst firm.

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Atlas Venture Explains Why You Need to Be a Secure Supplier

To sell your software to enterprises, your product needs to be scalable, reliable, and – above all – secure. If you are not prepared to address questions about the security of your software, you are not going to land substantial deals with Fortune 500 companies. However, security isn’t rocket science and software vendors everywhere, especially start-ups like those backed by Atlas Venture, can benefit from becoming the “secure choice” in the market.

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State of Software Security

State of Software Security Report Volume 5

This report examines application security quality, remediation and policy compliance statistics and trends. Our analysis of tens of thousands of applications with Veracode's cloud-based platform found that 87% of web applications are not compliant with the OWASP Top 10, while 69% of non-web applications  are not compliant with the CWE/SANS Top 25.  

The data analyzed represents multiple security testing methodologies (including static binary, dynamic and manual pen testingl) on a wide range of application types (web, mobile and legacy/non-web) and programming languages (including Java, C/C++, .NET, PHP and ColdFusion). We also expanded our analysis of the mobile vulnerability landscape with sections on Android, iOS and Blackberry applications. The resulting intelligence is unique in the breadth and depth it offers.

Volume 5 (40 Pages)
April 8th, 2013

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Veracode State of Software Security Report – Feature Supplement on Public Companies

Veracode has been publishing a semi-annual State of Software Security (SOSS) report since 2010. Over time we have received significant interest in our findings and numerous requests to investigate the dataset from many different perspectives that may not be routinely covered in our semi-annual reports. To satisfy the curiosity of our readers and to allow us to extend our investigation to topical areas, we are moving to a new reporting format in 2012. This year we are publishing shorter feature supplements that are designed to address a particular, focused topic, and only release the full SOSS report once a year. This report is the first feature supplement for 2012.

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State of Software Security Report - Feature Supplement on Software Supply Chain

This featured supplement focuses on the state of enterprise programs that assess the security of software purchased from vendors. Veracode can uniquely report on how program practices evolve because our analysis is based on data aggregated from companies as they test real applications. The data represents intelligence gleaned from over 900 application builds submitted by software vendors to Veracode's cloud-based platform in an 18 month time-frame.

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THREAT MODELING: Designing for Security

Adam Shostack is responsible for security development lifecycle (SDL) threat modeling at Microsoft and is one of a handful of threat modeling experts in the world. With specific actionable advice, he details how to build better security into the design of software from the outset. You'll explore various threat modeling approaches, find out how to test your designs against threats, and learn effective ways to address threats that have been validated at Microsoft and other top companies. Software developers will appreciate the jargon-free and accessible introduction to this essential skill. Security professionals will learn to discern changing threats and discover the easiest ways to adopt a structured approach to threat modeling.

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IDG Study: Why Application Security is a Business Imperative

The harsh reality is that most internally developed applications are not assessed for critical security vulnerabilities such as SQL injection. IDG Research Services recently surveyed top IT and security executives at enterprises across a variety of industries in the U.S. and the U.K. to better understand the enterprise security landscape. This paper examines the survey results.

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8 Patterns of Secure Agile Teams

Developing secure products in an agile environment can be challenging. Application vulnerabilities and coding issues are typically time-consuming to find, document, and fix with traditional testing tools. Short agile sprints don’t lend themselves to these long processes; however, there are ways to effectively integrate secure development with agile methods.

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DynamicDS (DeepScan)

DynamicDS (DeepScan) is a DAST technology that provides granular visibility into the risk posture of all your web applications, with fewer in-house resources. It identifies application vulnerabilities before cyber-criminals can find and exploit them. DynamicDS delivers ongoing security assessments as an automated cloud-based service — backed by Veracode’s world-class application security experts — and works in conjunction with Veracode’s Web Application Perimeter Monitoring (Web APM) solution. 

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Mobile Application Security

Veracode’s cloud-based solution helps mobile teams achieve the correct balance between innovation and control. We help manage the security risk posed by the mobile apps that your organization builds, buys or downloads.

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Agile Integration SDK

The Agile Integration SDK enables full integration between our cloud-based service and widely-used development toolchains.

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Developer Research

Anti-Debugging – A Developers View

Anti-debugging is the implementation of one or more techniques within computer code that hinders attempts at reverse engineering or debugging a target binary. Within this paper we will present a number of the known methods of antidebugging in a fashion that is easy to implement for a developer of moderate expertise.

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Protecting Your Organization from Application Backdoors

Backdoors and malicious code pose significant operational risk to software that is too significant for organizations to ignore. This whitepaper discusses how binary (compiled code) analysis is the ideal platform for detecting backdoors and conducting the most complete independent security test, validation and verification of applications.

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A New Taxonomy for Application Backdoors | Veracode

This technical whitepaper describes a new way to classify backdoor vulnerabilities in applications and discusses static detection of backdoors.          

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Veracode: Preparing and Submitting Your Application (05:43)

View the demo of Veracode's Platform. Learn how to create an Application Profile and Submit your application for analysis.

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Veracode: Understanding and Interpreting Your Results (11:34)

View the demo of Veracode's Platform. Learn how to access and understand your results once the scan has completed. You will see how to access the summary and detailed results and also how to use Veracode's developer tools.

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eLearning Demo (06:49)

View this demo of Veracode eLearning. Veracode eLearning integrates a security knowledge base and web-based secure programming training courses for developers and security personnel to meet formal training and testing requirements. 

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