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BUILDING MICROSERVICES

Building microservices with secure code.

One of the principal challenges of building microservices is enterprise data protection – ensuring that code is tested for security before it enters production.

The rise of microservices has helped to accelerate the pace of development, as bigger applications are compiled from a number of small components, or microservices, that can be written concurrently. Unit testing technology that evaluates the security of small bits of code should be perfect for testing and building microservices. But when unit testing takes longer than the time required to actually write the code, many software teams may choose not to employ a complete security testing protocol in order to meet aggressive development timelines.

Building microservices in a secure way requires technology that can scan bits of code quickly and cost-effectively. That’s where Veracode provides value.

Building microservices with Veracode testing solutions.

Veracode delivers solutions for application security in a world that is driven by mission-critical software. With a comprehensive suite of cloud-based testing services, Veracode makes it easy to deliver secure code on time and within budget.

Veracode’s SaaS-based testing services enable developers and IT administrators to test code throughout the development process from start to finish, finding and fixing flaws at points in the SDLC where it makes the most logistical and financial sense. Veracode integrates easily with IDEs, including the C integrated development environment, allowing developers building microservices to submit code for review without needing to open a new environment. Veracode solutions include testing tools for building microservices, web applications, desktop applications, mobile apps and containerization, with methodologies such as static analysis, dynamic analysis, software composition analysis and more.

When building microservices, developers can use Veracode Greenlight to receive immediate feedback as code is being written. Greenlight operates within the IDE, scanning code as it is written to deliver alerts and provide actionable results. Whenever a flaw or potential vulnerability is introduced in the code, Greenlight offers a warning along with contextual remediation advice that trains developers to write more secure code the first time.

Advantages of Veracode’s testing solutions for building microservices.

With Veracode, organizations can finally move beyond reliance on software firewalls for application security and ensure that development teams and IT administrators are adhering to secure coding practices that protect software from the inside out. Building microservices with Veracode enables developers to:

  • Test bits of code as they are written and fix flaws immediately.
  • Rely on accurate results – Veracode’s static analysis engine has scanned more than 2 trillion lines of code and is constantly refining itself to eliminate false positives.
  • Scale testing as needed, thanks to Veracode’s cloud-based solution.

Learn more about building microservices with Veracode, or visit our AppSec knowledgebase to learn more about preventing DDoS attacks and the value of an information technology infrastructure library.

 

 

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