Application source code security assessment

Identify application source code security weaknesses and steps for remediation

Organisations need a solution to proactively identify security weaknesses in application source code earlier in the software development life cycle. Once in production, source code review and remediation become increasingly complex, costly and time consuming.

IBM application source code security assessment service helps identify security weaknesses in applications early in the development life cycle and provides recommendations for remediation. The service leverages the IBM Rational® AppScan® Source Edition software.



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Today a strong majority of cyber attacks (at least 75 percent) target the application layer where customer information, credit card numbers and other valuable data resides¹. As organisations face growing threats to their custom applications-especially Web applications-they are seeking proactive solutions to address source code weaknesses. However, most organisations do not have the in-house resources needed to conduct an effective assessment or properly begin remediation.

IBM application source code security assessment service is designed to identify vulnerabilities in applications early in the software development lifecycle to help reduce risk and cost of remediation. The service can also help meet compliance requirements for application security testing. Built on a "testing-as-a-service" model, IBM leverages its market-leading Rational® AppScan® Source Edition software without requiring customers to acquire or maintain any software.

IBM is a market leader in application security and offers hands-on expertise to interpret test results, validate findings and prioritise vulnerabilities for remediation. When coupled with an IBM dynamic application security assessment, this service provides a comprehensive picture of application security posture.

¹ X-Force 2009 Mid-Year Report (US)

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