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WEB APPLICATION PEN TEST

Heighten security with a web application pen test.

A web application pen test, or penetration test, should be part of a rigorous software security testing strategy. While automated testing technology can find many flaws and vulnerabilities in web applications, it takes a web application pen test to find certain business logic flaws and problems with authorization issues that can lead to security breaches when left unfixed. Best practices for web application security suggest conducting a web application pen test at least once per year for each application.

The challenge for application security teams is coming up with the resources for annual web penetration testing. A full web application pen test can take weeks to complete and as the demand for skilled penetration testers increases, the cost to hire a qualified tester rises as well.

CA Veracode offers an alternative: web application pen test services that combine manual processes and automated scans to reduce the cost and time required for penetration testing.

Web application pen test services from CA Veracode.

CA Veracode provides web based application testing services that enable businesses to protect their mission-critical software more effectively. Offered as a SaaS-based subscription service, our testing solutions allow organizations to integrate security testing into different software development models and throughout the software lifecycle – from inception through development and production.

CA Veracode’s web application pen test uses standardized testing processes that ensure consistency while allowing consultants to add individual expertise. After scanning applications with automated technologies first to ensure consistent results, we follow up with manual web application pen test services to identify all vulnerabilities that can’t be found through automated scanning.

Web application pen test services from CA Veracode integrate easily into other CA Veracode testing services, including static and dynamic analysis, software composition analysis, vendor application security testing and CA Veracode Greenlight, a tool that alerts developers to flaws in code as it is being written. And our penetration testers can also test desktop, backend, mobile and IoT applications to add additional protection against threats to the application layer.

Ensure compliance with CA Veracode web application pen test solution.

CA Veracode’s web app pen test can simplify compliance with regulations such as HIPAA, PCI DSS, FISMA, GLBA, and NERC CIP. Our penetration testing services can also satisfy the requirements of security frameworks such as OWASP Top 10 and SANS Top 25. Test results include simulations that show how attackers can exploit a flaw, and are delivered in forms that can be easily digested and interpreted by both development teams and security auditors.

Learn more about a web application pen test from CA Veracode, and about CA Veracode solutions for enhancing regression testing.

 

 

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