Combat Security Threats With Application Security Solutions Today no user accessing the internet is immune from security attacks. In an attempt to develop online service, the modern day web applications have been designed, developed and implemented with very less attention to security threats that ultimately have made a huge number of corporate websites vulnerable to hackers. Eminent websites from various industry verticals such as healthcare, retail, government, and the financial sectors are daily probed.
There have been instanced when a part of an individualâ€™s network remains open, that exposes system's intricacies, business logic and other vulnerabilities to security risks and exploitation. The following facts confirm this as they reveal threats to web applications and the need for web application security testing and solutions: According to Gartner, 75 percent of the attacks target the application layer According to Watchfire, 90 percent of the websites are vulnerable to attacks According to Symantec, 78 percent of the easily exploitable vulnerabilities are affected by web applications This apart, there are certain regulatory policies such as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS), Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) that an organization needs to comply with. Given this situation, it is imperative that organizations identify and implement the apt application security solutions.
Advanced Application Security Solutions Keeping all these aspects in mind eminent market players specializing in data protection solutions have come up with innovative application security programs, that operates in the following ways:
Strategy and Design Here the solution provider assesses a companyâ€™s requirements evaluating the critical data managed by the application and other aspects such as how was it created, who will own it, with whom it's shared, the way it is used and many more. Depending on this risk assessment, an appropriate application security framework is set up. This framework includes the best security designs to simplify the solution and improve usability, performance and robustness.
Control Execution At this stage the solution provider helps the company to set up and deploy the application security controls and technologies such as encryption, authentication, code access security, authorization, device authenticity and many
more. They further provide know-how on technical implementation and project management for proficient execution according to the design criteria.
Optimization and Sustenance The solution provider helps a company to optimize and fine tune their technology execution and ensure a minimization in security attacks. This is done through an ongoing assistance and secure remediation to alleviate any new and unknown security attacks.
In this new age business era, web application security is a necessary requirement for organizations across various industries. Furthermore, application security needs to be addressed across business networks and across business processes. This is where innovative application security measures come into play that helps companies to execute a complete risk management framework to secure them from any sort of malicious attacks.
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Published on Sep 27, 2012
Today no user accessing the internet is immune from security attacks. In an attempt to develop online service, the modern day web applicatio...