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SECURITY AUDITS

Performing security audits in the SDLC.

Security audits are essential to software development processes and an important step in helping to ensure software quality and protect applications from attack.

Business applications remain the top target for cyber criminals. Security audits can help to ensure that software in development and in production is free of the vulnerabilities that could lead to a breach and the financial losses, data theft and damage to reputation that often follows.

Effective security audits use a mix of software testing methodologies to determine whether code performs as intended, whether it can be manipulated to produce unexpected results and whether critical security precautions are in place.

The difficulty of embedding security audits into the software development lifecycle (SDLC) comes down to speed. Traditional testing techniques tend to slow developers at the very moments where they are trying to speed things up to meet tight deadlines. That’s why, when seeking to add security audits to the development process, more organizations today turn to CA Veracode for application security testing solutions that are fast, simple and scalable.

Security audits with technology from CA Veracode.

CA Veracode is a leader in security testing services that help organizations protect their business-critical applications. Offering both automation and speed, our on-demand testing services support security audits in Dev Sec Ops and enable developers to test code at any point in the development process from inception through production. With CA Veracode desktop, mobile and web application testing tools, developers can find and fix flaws more quickly and cost-effectively – without hindering innovation or development timelines.

As a cloud-based solution, CA Veracode’s testing services enable development teams to conduct security audits without needing to purchase or deploy new hardware, software or infrastructure. Our technology is intuitive and easy to use, and can be integrated into the developer’s IDE to avoid having to open a separate testing environment. And with test results returned quickly – most often within four hours – our solutions enable developers to regularly perform security audits throughout the SDLC.

CA Veracode’s on-demand services for security audits.

Our offerings include several testing services that support security audits.

CA Veracode Static Analysis evaluates code that is built, bought or assembled, working across a broad range of languages and frameworks to scan binaries without the need for source code. Results are highly accurate and include step-by-step recommendations that enable developers to accelerate remediation.

CA Veracode Web Application Scanning is a web vuln scanner that discovers, scans and monitors all web applications in production, including apps that organizations and their IT teams might not be aware of. Lightweight scans on thousands of public-facing sites help to identify flaws and prioritize remediation, while authenticated scans on critical applications help to further minimize risk.

Learn more about security audits and CA Veracode.

 

 

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