Application Security Testing - AST

    Application Security Testing (AST)

    Veracode: Intelligent Software Security Solutions & Services  

    With cyber threats on the rise, it's understandable to be concerned about the many security vulnerabilities that could put your organization and reputation at risk. The recent Log4J vulnerability serves as a stark reminder of the importance of securing your software applications, whether they are web-based or mobile applications.

    That's where our Application Security Testing comes in. GSI provides comprehensive solutions and services to ensure your software is secure throughout the software development lifecycle (SDLC), giving you peace of mind and proactively safeguarding your enterprise from potential cyber threats. 

    Contact us today for a no-cost consultation and take the first step towards secure software development.

    Application Security Testing Solutions & Services


    Protecting Your Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)Application Software Testing

     Modern software development and security concerns burden development and security teams with disjointed processes, outdated tools, and convoluted reports. Using separate tools for testing creates a time-consuming and overwhelming process, leading to inaccurate findings, a lack of context for mitigating risks, and mounting security issues.

    Elevate your software development and security game with Veracode's all-inclusive automated application security tests, designed to safeguard your software development life cycle from any security issues that may arise. We provide Static Application Security Testing (SAST), Software Composition Analysis (SCA), and Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST) to detect vulnerabilities and ensure application security before, during, and after development.

    • Veracode SAST (Static Application Security Testing) scans proprietary code to quickly identify and fix flaws early in development. SAST tools can ensure that your source code is streamlined and contains all the security measures necessary to protect sensitive data in the event of a security breach.

    • Veracode SCA (Software Composition Analysis) continuously monitors software and its ecosystem to automate finding and remediating open-source vulnerabilities and license compliance risks. If you have any third-party code or open-source components in your application, you need SCA tools.

    • Veracode DAST (Dynamic Application Security Testing) detects and fixes runtime vulnerabilities in web applications and API projects. DAST tools are especially important for software that services public API requests, as a steady data flow is essential for these apps' success.

    Developing Developer Security Competency

    Secure coding is essential for developers, but unfortunately, many lack the necessary skills and knowledge to do so. This knowledge gap can lead to conflict between development and security teams, making it difficult to protect applications effectively.

    Technical teams may lack basic compliance knowledge and secure coding skills, making it challenging for them to gain domain expertise. Moreover, incentives to encourage security and development teams to learn and practice software security are often lacking.

    Veracode provides a wide range of solutions to help both technical and non-technical teams address security concerns and enhance their expertise.

    • Veracode eLearning provides access to online video courses, quizzes, and a knowledge base that covers security concepts and remediation options. The eLearning tools provide test cases of real security threats to help developers better understand the significance of security testing tools, as well as a stronger appreciation for the necessity of security controls.

    • Veracode Security Labs provides real-world applications and APIs in action-based labs, allowing developers to identify, fix, and understand the impact of security flaws. Your users can analyze source code, conduct vulnerability scanning, and practice advanced attack scenarios to familiarize them with web application security in a contained environment. This can assist them in gaining the skills necessary to conduct interactive application security testing (IAST) within their working group. Veracode continues to create additional test cases so your team can constantly refresh their skills.

    • Application Security Consultants (ASC) offer tailored coaching and best practices to help your development teams reduce security findings. The consultants will help you team understand automated security testing methods and the forensic data generated, as well as provide practical advice to apply the information to their projects. This can vastly reduce correction process time while setting your organization up for a better long-term security posture through enhanced development skills.

    Protect Software Supply Chain

    In today's digital landscape, organizations often rely on third-party resources, such as open-source software and outsourced development, to accelerate their market delivery. For example, some companies may forego mobile application security testing because of their reliance on open-source products, exposing both themselves and their users to major risks.

    This approach exposes their software supply chain to potential risks and malicious actors. To safeguard against these threats, maintaining complete transparency into supply chain dependencies is crucial.

    Poor governance of third-party resources and lack of visibility into open-source utilization can lead to buried issues in the code, making it essential to identify, prioritize, and resolve any potential issues. Additionally, adhering to emerging government regulations is essential. By ensuring transparency within your application's dependencies, you can shield your organization from potential security breaches.

    Safeguard your software supply chain with Veracode's arsenal of tools designed to prioritize and resolve potential issues while adhering to emerging government regulations.

    • Software Composition Analysis tool continuously monitors software and its ecosystem to detect open source vulnerabilities and license compliance risks.

    • Container Security prevents exploits to containers before runtime and provides actionable results to help developers remediate them effectively.

    Managing Web App Attack Surface

    In this age of mergers, acquisitions, shadow IT, digital transformation, and remote work, organizations are increasingly vulnerable to exploitation. Unfortunately, security teams often lack awareness of their security perimeter, leaving them open to major security threats. To combat this, organizations must take on the unknown by keeping a precise inventory of their web assets.

    Without complete visibility, unknown and exposed assets are vulnerable to attack. To gain a comprehensive understanding of the attack surface, authenticated scans that go beyond the surface level are necessary to provide a holistic view of the entire website.

    Despite these measures, IT and security teams still struggle to prioritize and address the risks associated with exposed vulnerable assets in a timely fashion. However, with the right tools and strategies, organizations can effectively manage their web application attack surface and protect against potential security breaches.

    Veracode offers robust solutions to manage the attack surface, empowering organizations to safeguard against potential security risks and protect sensitive data.

    • Veracode's Dynamic Analysis tool detects and repairs runtime vulnerabilities in web applications and APIs. A running application is highly vulnerable to attack, which is why it's vital that you have strong source code that can predict and repel these forces.

    • Penetration Testing as a Service (PTaaS) allows organizations to leverage expert penetration testers as a subscription service to uncover elusive vulnerabilities in their internal systems and applications that only humans can find.

    Secure Cloud Development

    As web services increasingly transition to the cloud, securing the complex landscape of compliance and security presents novel challenges. This is why development, security, and ops teams need to collaborate to protect the entire cloud-native stack, from code to cloud and back. However, safeguarding the cloud requires more than just applications, as it also encompasses OS, container images, and managed infrastructure configuration.

    Although the shift to cloud-native architecture offers advantages, it also brings its unique set of difficulties, such as carrying over existing tech debt into the new environment. Fortunately, Veracode provides an ideal solution to address these hurdles.

    • Veracode's Container Security offers a comprehensive solution that brings security, operations, and developers together in your cloud-native software development process. With integrated tools, you can secure your containers and infrastructure as code (IaC) from start to finish, ensuring your organization is protected against potential security breaches.



    Application Security Testing Datasheet

    What are the Security Challenges in the SDLC?


    Detecting vulnerabilities (Cross-site scripting, SQL injection, LDAP injection, cross-site request forgery, insecure cryptographic storage, etc.)


    An Application Security Testing Tool with both dynamic and static code analysis can address vulnerabilities early in the development process.


    Vulnerabilities from APIs, third-party applications, and integrations.


    An Application Security Testing solution secures the integration process, assesses risks with third-party apps and APIs, and provides continuous monitoring.


    New vulnerabilities or security weaknesses as applications evolve.


    An Application Security Testing tool provides continuous monitoring and feedback.


    Meeting compliance/regulatory requirements.


    By utilizing an AST, you can assure applications are in line with industry standards & regulations, mitigating the possibility of facing non-compliance issues & penalties.


    Addressing false positives and negatives.


    AST Tools aim to minimize false issues that are not real vulnerabilities and only identify real vulnerabilities.

    What Makes GSI's Application Security Tools and Solutions Different?



    Application Expertise

    GSI's experts are familiar with all types of application security testing: our team averages over 18 years of experience in information technology. Whether you need help with application security testing orchestration, white box testing, black box testing, or optimizing your business processes, we have the expertise to assist.

    Certified CISO & vCISO Resources

    GSI has certified Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) resources.

    Certified ISO 27001 Lead Implementer

    Certified ISO 27001 Lead Implementer resources on staff. GSI is certified to implement the formal structure, governance, and policy of an ISO 27001 conforming to the Information Security Management System (ISMS) standards.

    AICPA SOC 2 Certified

    GSI is SOC 2 certified by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) which demonstrates that GSI has specific security controls in place.

    Sub-5-Minute Response Time

    Average sub-5-minute response time to tickets and alerts. We know that the production environment is fast-paced: when you find a pressing issue with security on mobile devices or critical systems are affected by a data breach, you don't have time to spare. GSI prides itself on fast response times for all inquiries, from requests for automated application security testing assistance to threat detection and more. 

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