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We provide an end-to-end Application Security platform to bring you objective data so you can make informed decisions regarding the security, risk, cost, activity, quality, maintainability, efficiency and dependencies of your applications.

We make tough decisions easier and this translates in cost reduction, risk mitigation, objective measurement, software technical security certifications and outsourcing agreement management, to name but a few of the possibilities brought about by our platform.

WHY?

The vast majority of enterprises develop customized software to run their business mission critical systems. The lack of security, lifecycle and governance models throughout the development process brings the need to spend more time and resources on the maintenance of these applications. Furthermore, a significant number of these enterprises outsource these developments, losing control over their software, which can lead to security exploits, increase of defects and lack of governance over their own application portfolio
Application strategy within large-scale rationalization projects are needed to simplify the functionality of existing applications, to reduce the amount of old technology, and to bring new, more effective applications into the business. Kiuwan goes one step further and gives answers to all these problems in an intuitive and powerful platform.

KIUWAN platform

There is almost an endless list of reasons why application security is important to businesses.

Those range from maintaining a positive brand image to preventing security breaches that impact the trust that your clients and shareholders have in your business.

We support multiple application technologies, covering over 20 programming languages. Our platform proves to be of key importance when companies industrialise the Software Development Life Cycle, when they want to secure their applications from cyber threats, going as far as covering SLA compliance all within the most relevant IT frameworks and standards.
Security breaches can create a massive financial burden for your company, including:
• Restitution to clients
• Lost business or customers
• Fines
• Lost revenue while your app or website is down

Adopt Shift Left

In an Agile world, teams are being asked to move faster — reducing the length of time to delivery while still continuing to improve the quality of each release. At the same time, they are faced with increased pressure to reduce testing costs.

 

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This Agile approach means that different testers, with vastly different skillsets, are getting involved in the testing process. More specifically, it means that developers are being incorporated into the testing cycle earlier than ever before. This movement in the testing world is commonly known as “shifting left”.

Emphasis on Speed

speed up your sdlc

These days, it’s often the case that you have to go through DevOps a lot faster than before. The standard 18-month cycle can sometimes be condensed down into just a few weeks in order to keep up when getting the product out by a certain point is critical enough. This is why applications security is of particular importance.
Additionally, all o this also means that traditional approaches to security aren’t going to work as well because you have many small teams working together to get the coding done. Automation is going to be key in order to manage it all and make sure that the security is being managed evenly throughout all of the different teams.

Continual New Threats

DevOps teams are focused on what they need to do today to get their project done.

The result of this is that they are often not going to be able to add a lot of extra time into checking to see whether there are new security threats that could affect their application in specific. These threats are constantly shifting.

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DevOps Relationship to Security

Getting the two to work together properly can be managed partially with tools, but the main point is to keep up the effort

If there’s too much contention between the two parts of the operation, you could miss out on potential threats.
These days consumers and users are highly security-minded because of the increasing concern about digital security throughout the world at large. It’s not just that you have to make sure all potential holes are filled, it’s often important to avoid even the appearance of some kind of security flaw. Any negative buzz against a project, no matter what sphere it operates in whether it be B2B or general consumer focused only, has the potential to make it all come crashing down on you.
Those who get wind of the issue inside of the DevOps team or elsewhere within the project or in any team connected to the project will have the potential of losing morale. It could hurt their confidence in the project, and that confidence is often key in something like DevOps

4 steps in the right direction

1

Use the same analysis tool

across all the teams throughout the SDLC, especially, in development

2

Establish a minimum agreement

to launch a release that can be easily verified automatically

3

Record the status

of each Release Candidate

4

Invest in continuous improvement

with each change, apply continuous improvement

 

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