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SOFTWARE QUALITY

Improving software quality through application security testing.

As business applications continue to be the primary target of cyber criminals, improving software quality has become a top priority for development teams and organizations.

The current state of software quality is alarming, especially for web applications. More than half of all breaches involve web applications, yet fewer than 10% of organizations have software testing methodologies in place to ensure that applications are reviewed for security before and during production. Short development cycles increase the probability of flaws in coding while also minimizing the window for application security testing; when getting to market quickly is the priority, security often takes a back seat. It’s no wonder that applications have become the number one vector for cyber attackers.

Eliminating vulnerabilities and improving software quality requires developers to embed testing throughout the software development lifecycle (SDLC). Veracode can help by providing on-demand testing services that enable developers to find and fix flaws at any point in the development process.

Achieving software quality with Veracode.

Veracode is a leading provider of application security testing services that enable organizations to protect their most important business applications. Our scalable, cloud-based service makes it easy to improve software quality by using the best software testing methodology at any point in the SDLC. Our mobile, desktop and web application testing tools allow developers to find and fix flaws more easily and cost-efficiently, without needing to deploy hardware, software or infrastructure.

To improve software quality metrics, our application testing services combine multiple techniques – from static and dynamic analysis to software composition analysis and manual penetration testing. Our proven methodologies return accurate results and step-by-step remediation guidance to help resolve issues more quickly. Test results for most scans are returned within four hours, enabling development teams to continue to innovate without needing to sacrifice software quality and security.

Veracode software quality testing solutions.

To help organizations deliver on software quality targets, we provide on-demand testing services that include:

  • Veracode Static Analysis, a service for scanning compiled binaries to test code that is written, built and assembled without requiring source code.
  • Veracode Greenlight, a solution that finds flaws as code is being written and provides immediate remediation advice within a developer’s IDE.
  • Veracode Web Application Scanning, a service that discovers and inventories all public facing web applications – including sites IT may not know about – and performs lightweight and authenticated scans to identify vulnerabilities and improve software quality.
  • Veracode Software Composition Analysis, a solution for identifying weaknesses in commercial and open source code.

Learn more about software quality and Veracode, and about Veracode solutions for a web vuln scanner and for preventing an advanced persistent threat.

 

 

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