Application Security

Application security is the area of processes, tools and practices aiming to protect applications from threats throughout the entire application lifecycle. Cyber criminals are organized, specialized, and motivated to find and exploit vulnerabilities in enterprise applications to steal data, intellectual property, and sensitive information. Application security can help organizations protect all kinds of applications (such as legacy, desktop, web, mobile, micro services) used by internal and external stakeholders including customers, business partners and employees. Two types of application security are:

  • SAST - Static Application Security Testing, scans the application source files, accurately identifies the root cause and helps remediate the underlying security flaws.
  • DAST - Dynamic Application Security Testing, simulates controlled attacks on a running web application or service to identify exploitable vulnerabilities in a running environment.