Cenzic Solutions at Work
Application Security in Your Organization
Below are use cases of how Cenzic's application security solutions are commonly used by:
For Software Development
Software development professionals are busy – very busy. With the pressure of delivering applications on time, there is not enough time to test for security vulnerabilities manually or with ineffective tools that produce too many false positives. With the ever expanding exploitation of Cloud, Mobile and Web application security vulnerabilities, your application development challenges are poised to expand.
Fortunately, Cenzic is here to help. Cenzic's application security solutions have been designed, from the ground up, with the application developer in mind. With Cenzic, you do not need to be an expert in security in order to test your application for security risk. Cenzic plugs into your development process and enables you to test your applications before they go to QA and information security for testing and assessment. This means that the possibility of your application getting delayed by security vulnerabilities is reduced significantly.
For Quality Assurance
Cenzic's application security solutions are the first designed with the QA professional in mind as one of the principal users. Cenzic separates the task of setting up for application security testing from the actual running of security tests. This allows QA professionals to focus on the difficult task of running high-volume testing while incorporating assistance from information security experts.
Security experts draw on Cenzic's powerful fault-injection technology and policy modeling to stress-test specific areas of Cloud, Mobile and Web applications or to run broad policy-compliance tests across an entire application. These policies can then be used to test the target applications by QA professionals early on in the software development process.
After developers have finished coding applications, quality assurance professionals prepare them for the real world. Quality Assurance has always tested for functionality and performance in enterprise level applications. Now, Cenzic enables Quality Assurance to test for the critical third element – security. By employing Cenzic's integration with leading QA tools, QA groups can now test for security from a common interface and leverage their existing test scripts.
Once Quality Assurance has tested applications and certified them to be free of security vulnerabilities, they are deployed into production. At that point, the applications become the responsibility of the company's security professional and security auditors, who should test the applications on a continuous basis for new vulnerabilities.
For the Information Security
Cenzic's application security solutions provide a robust set of security vulnerability assessments and policy compliance assessment capabilities right out of the box. Information security professionals know that such pre-crafted security assessments are an important starting point in the complete application assessment process.
Cenzic provides a development environment for applications security architects to build policies that define how applications are to be tested. These policies draw on Cenzic's powerful fault-injection technology and policy modeling to stress-test specific areas of a web application or to run broad policy-compliance tests across an entire application.
But, application testing often must go well beyond merely pre-crafted assessments. When a high level of configurability and extensibility is required, Cenzic's application security solutions offer robust vulnerability and policy modeling functionality. This allows security experts to leverage Cenzic's Hailstorm technology in specific enterprise settings and against applications with specific security requirements.
From the ground up, Cenzic's solutions have been designed to help you automate the incredibly challenging task of conducting security assessments.
Managing the security of a large portfolio of in-house applications is an ever growing challenge and security risk. With a multitude of development, QA, and information security professionals working together to secure your applications, how can you keep track? With the ever expanding need to assess more applications, how will you keep assessment costs under control and stay within budget?
Cenzic's application security solutions have been architected to address the security issues through the complete software development life cycle (SDLC). Cenzic provides a development environment for applications security architects to build policies that define how applications are to be tested. These policies can then be used to test the target Cloud, Mobile and Web applications by developers or QA engineers early on in the software development process or by information security group after the application has been put into production. Vulnerabilities found can be patched using Cenzic's remediation links and then fed back into the development process for a closed-loop approach. By allowing integration with QA tools, existing processes established as part of the performance and functional testing can be leveraged to perform security testing.
Among its other compelling features, Cenzic's solutions provide rich management reporting and an executive dashboard. Want to know how many security vulnerabilities have been discovered in the new application that QA just received? How does it compare with last month's release? What are the trends over time for each group? These questions and more are easy to answer with Cenzic's application security solutions.