IT Operations owns infrastructure security but is often dependent on other teams. Once an application goes into production, you need to fulfill SLAs by continuously monitoring its performance as well as its ongoing security posture.
Applications: The path of least resistance
Now that organizations have effectively locked down their networks and end-points with next-generation technologies, cyber-criminals are increasingly targeting the application layer as the path of least resistance — with more than half of all successful breaches attributed to application-layer vulnerabilities.
Cyber-attackers continue to improve their tactics at an alarming rate. They look for paths of least resistance, such as marketing or third-party sites you may not even know existed. They search every nook and cranny of your applications to find their weak spots.
And if you aren’t testing your application infrastructure to the same level, you’re exposing yourself to unnecessary risks that can lead to theft of customer data and intellectual property, fraud, downtime and brand impact.
Enable secure operations with security intelligence
For optimum availability and reliability, enterprise application infrastructures are built on three pillars: secure development, secure deployment and secure operations.
To be effective, critical operational technologies such as web application firewalls (WAFs) and BYOD device management solutions rely on up-to-date threat intelligence about production applications.
WAF integration enables our web application security service to feed detailed information about exploitable web application flaws to WAFs such as Imperva SecureSphere, so they can instantly detect and block attacks until vulnerabilities can be addressed in the code itself. WAF integration also simplifies compliance with security standards such as PCI-DSS, which specifies that proper implementation of both technologies provides the best multi-layered defense against common web vulnerabilities such as SQL injection.
Integration with issue tracking systems such as JIRA enable all stakeholders — development, security, operations — to track application-layer issues via a common repository. Our cloud-based platform also faciliates information sharing and collaboration across global teams — via role-based access control (RBAC) — using consistent policies, metrics and reporting.
Scale across the largest and most complex domains
Most organizations don't even know how many public-facing web applications they have. To reduce your global application threat surface, our massively parallel infrastructure scales to discover all your web applications and quickly identify the most exploitable vulnerabilities — such as SQL Injection and Cross-Site Scripting — across thousands of web applications simultaneously.
Implement centralized policies
Our Central Policy Manager ensures that corporate policies around business criticality and risk are uniformly applied across diverse business units, development teams and analysis techniques (including automated static and dynamic analysis, and manual pen testing).
Pre-configured compliance policies and reports are provided for PCI-DSS and easily customized to support HIPAA, SOX, FISMA and other compliance requirements including those specified by your internal audit team.
Simpler and more scalable
Traditional, on-premises approaches to application security impose unnecessary complexity on fast-moving development teams.
At CA Veracode, we offer a fundamentally different approach to application-layer security. Our subscription-based service combines a powerful, cloud-based platform with deep security expertise and tight integration with your existing processes.
We're the most widely used cloud-based platform for securing web, mobile, legacy and third-party applications.
Fact is, more than 500 organizations trust our simpler and more scalable approach to secure their application infrastructure — including three of the top four banks in the Fortune 100. We’ve analyzed tens of thousands of applications for threats and we've been a Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader since 2010.
Using our smart, cloud-based and programmatic approach to application-layer security, you can drive your innovations to market faster — without hiring more consultants or installing more servers and tools — and without sacrificing security in the process.