Vulnerability Scanning Enhances Enterprise Security
Enterprise applications are under attack from a variety of threats. To protect the security of the enterprise, companies must be sure that their applications are free of flaws that could be exploited by hackers and malicious individuals, to the detriment of the organization. Vulnerability scanning offers a way to find application backdoors, malicious code, and other threats that may exist in purchased software or internally developed applications. Most traditional Web vulnerability scanning tools require a significant investment in software and hardware, and require dedicated resources for training and ongoing maintenance and upgrades. In addition, vulnerability scanners scan source code only, and they do not offer a comprehensive assessment since source code is rarely available for many purchased applications.
Veracode: The On-Demand Vulnerability Scanner
Veracode delivers an automated, on-demand, application security testing solution that is the most accurate and cost-effective approach to conducting a vulnerability scan. Veracode is cost-effective because it is an on-demand service, and not an expensive on-premises software solution. Whether companies are scanning for vulnerabilities when buying software or developing internal applications, they can simply submit applications to Veracode through an online Platform and get results within a matter of hours. Results are prioritized in a Fix-First Analyzer, which takes into account the company's business objectives, levels of risk tolerance, level of threat each vulnerability represents, and those flaws that can be fixed fastest. The Fix-First Analyzer enables developers to optimize their time, improving productivity and making Web vulnerability scanning more cost-efficient.
Veracode Delivers Comprehensive Vulnerability Scanning
Veracode is the industry's most accurate vulnerability scan tool because it combines three different testing methodologies: static analysis, dynamic analysis, and manual penetration testing for comprehensive Web vulnerability scanning. No other solution offers this breadth of assessment.
Veracode's static analysis provides an innovative and highly accurate testing technique called binary analysis. Where most vulnerability scan tools look at application source code, Veracode actually scans binary code (also known as “compiled” or “byte” code). Unlike scanning source code (which is often ineffective, since source code may be unavailable for practical or proprietary reasons), scanning binary code allows the enterprise to review an entire application - 100 percent of code is scanned, delivering a far more accurate and comprehensive analysis.
Written by: Fergal Glynn