July 25th, 2016 | By Amit Ashbel | 4 min read
Analyzing your code as early as possible is crucial not only for your application’s security, but also for your budget and release date as vulnerabilities discovered at the production stage of the software development life cycle (SDLC) can cost up to 100 times more to fix than ones discovered at the development stage. When this cost is combined with the time needed to fix mitigate these risks, which includes the amount of time needed to re-acquaint the developers with their code that needs to be fixed, the overall cost in resources to the organization can be astronomical.
Checkmarx allows for the quick mitigation of vulnerabilities via the “Best Fix Location” feature which presents developers with a data flow graph that allows them to quickly mitigate numerous vulnerabilities at a single point. The incremental scanning feature lets organizations scan only modified code which can save hours, and days, depending on the size of the code portfolio.
Since developer buy-in is crucial for the adoption of any additional security solution, Checkmarx offers out of the box integration with the most common development systems available. This includes seamless integration with the IDEs, source code repositories, build servers and bug tracking systems that your developers are already using.
Since vulnerabilities are mitigated during the development process as the developers are coding, developers become more and more aware of the vulnerabilities in their code and, as a result, are less likely to make the same mistake again.
One of the goals at Checkmarx is to help organizations attain a high level of “application security maturity” where vulnerabilities and bugs are given the same attention.********
While there is no silver bullet that will resolve all the issues facing your application, applying multiple layers of application security will greatly enhance the security posture of your application.
Automated attacks can be also stopped by making the app polymorphic – which basically means the Jscrambler’s protection engine will produce very distinct versions of the code in the app with each build.
For organizations with application security at the core of their values, combining two, or more, layers of application security helps ensure that the application, its users and the organization stay safe from hackers and cyber criminals.****