Web Application Testing Is Critical to Enterprise Security
The software application has become the enterprise's new security perimeter. This is truer than ever when it comes to web application security and web application testing. Because web applications must be available 24/7 and offer data access to customers, employees, suppliers and others, they are frequently the weak link in enterprise security. When hackers gain access to web applications, they often have direct access to confidential back-end data on customers and the company. For this reason, testing web application security is a high priority for the enterprise today. A variety of web application security products have been touted as effective solutions, but they frequently require a significant capital investment in hardware or software. In addition, enterprises must frequently maintain and upgrade them in order to keep up with the evolving threat-space. Veracode offers a more cost-effective and thorough solution to web application security.
Veracode Delivers Superior Web Application Testing Solution
The founders of Veracode believe web application security should be simple and cost-efficient. Veracode delivers an automated application security testing solution that makes dynamic analysis available as an on-demand service. Dynamic analysis is a "black-box" testing technique that analyzes web applications for flaws and vulnerabilities, such as Cross-site Scripting (XSS), that could subject the enterprise to attack. Because Veracode is offered as a software-as-a-service model, enterprises can access dynamic analysis as needed and scale testing effortlessly to meet the demands of aggressive software development deadlines. There is no web application security software to buy, and no hardware to invest in. In addition, enterprises don't need to add web application testing experts to the payroll - Veracode employs a team of world-class experts who continually refine testing methodologies. Companies can access dynamic analysis through an online portal and quickly get web testing results. Web application security testing results are prioritized in a Fix-First Analysis that identifies flaws that need remediation most urgently as well as ones that can be fixed most quickly - so developers can optimize their efforts, saving additional resources for the enterprise.
Behavioral Modeling for Accurate Results
Legacy web scanners simply launch a long list of signature-based attacks without regard for the structure of the underlying application, resulting in poor coverage and inaccurate results. Veracode’s web application testing service uses dynamic crawling to build a model based on the behavior of the application, determines vulnerability attack vectors, and then conducts relevant analysis to ensure the highest level of coverage with the most accurate results.
Advanced Data Analysis to Find Hidden Issues
Veracode’s web application security scanning analyzes the data and content of information presented by the application in order to find hidden security issues that are missed by other products. Veracode looks “inside” of directories, debug code, leftover source code and resource files to find hidden username/passwords, SQL strings, ODBC connectors, and other sensitive information that hackers can exploit to gain unauthorized access to your application.
Full Integration With Static Analysis
Unlike “stand-alone” web scanners, Veracode is the only web application security solutions provider to incorporate both static and dynamic testing as a single offering. Veracode’s dynamic web application testing is integrated with our patented static binary analysis, which enables enterprises to fully scan their applications using multiple assessment methods to provide a single set of convergent results, ratings and reports.
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Written by: Neil DuPaul