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February 18th, 2013

Posted on February 18th, 2013, 2:36

Software development has been evolving continuously over the past few years. There are critical challenges that the software development lifecycle encounters with regards to security issues. There are multiple security vulnerabilities that enterprises encounter despite of implementing standard security measures, for instance network penetration testing and automated security systems. In the majority of enterprises the biggest security threat is to successfully avoid repeated errors amidst the developers. Therefore, a holistic application security solution is needed that would help enterprises to maintain efficient security for application selection.

Importance of Secure Application Development
Most enterprises possess valuable data today that is their asset. To cultivate and retain a competitive advantage, these assets need to be shared intelligently with consumers, business partners and even the employees. Therefore it should be secured from any external threat that might lead to monetary loss, brand erosion, reduced user confidence, disclosure of trade secrets or loss of any other kind. The main objective of secure application development is to take part in an organization’s mission of securing the assets by selecting, implementing and applying the correct safeguards.

Advanced Secure Application Development Solution
Companies specializing in application security have introduced advanced solutions for secure application development. These companies enable the end users to deploy a comprehensive range of secure development and risk management frameworks through all applications that are interconnected in the security frameworks. This safeguards your data and application from malicious hackers, cyber criminals and other third party intruders. Advanced secure application development solutions take a modular and holistic approach to make the most of their services in an end-to-end software development lifecycle. The solutions work in the following ways:

  • Design and Strategy

Here the solution provider analyses your needs and sets up an efficient security requirement, policy and strategy. It also assesses the critical data that will be monitored by the application and other aspects such as how it will be created, who will own it, how will it be used, with whom it will be shared and so on. Based on this risk analysis, an application security framework is designed. This design utilizes innovative security design patterns to simplify the solution and improve usability, robustness and performance.

  • Control Execution

Here you can develop and deploy apt security controls and technologies such as encryption, authentication, authorization, device authenticity, and code access security and many more. The service providers also provide technical execution and project management skills to efficiently deploy according to design criteria complying with every compliance requirements.

  • Sustenance and Optimization

Here the service provider enables you to optimize and fine tune the technology implementation and guarantees safety from any risks. This ensures thorough secure remediation and continuous support for resolving any unwarranted threats.

Hence organized secure application development initiatives are an essential element for a secure computer environment. Applications that are “security enabled” keeps this environment safe as well as contribute to an enterprise’s mission and expansion plans.

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