Application security is the protection of applications from external threats throughout their lifecycle. Cyber criminals are organized, specialized, and motivated to find and exploit vulnerabilities in enterprise applications to steal data, intellectual property, and sensitive employee or customer information. More than 80 percent of successful breaches target vulnerabilities in the application layer, indicating the need for enterprise IT departments to be vigilant about application security. Application security can protect backend web applications used by employees as well as the mobile apps used by customers.
Companies need application security solutions that cover all of their applications, from those used in-house by employees to popular items used on customers’ mobile phones. These solutions must cover the entire development stage and offer testing after an application is put into use to monitor for potential problems. Application security solutions must be capable of testing web applications for exploitable vulnerabilities, have the ability to analyze code, help manage the security and development management processes by coordinating efforts and enabling collaboration between the various stakeholders, and must offer application security testing that is easy to use and deploy.
Micro Focus Application Security solutions offer application security testing and management on-premises and on-demand that can help companies secure their software applications including legacy, mobile, third-party, and open-source applications.
The Micro Focus Security Fortify offerings included static, dynamic, and interactive application security testing, and runtime application self-protection, as well as services to support a Software Security Assurance program, which are processes to ensure that the applications that run your business are protected and secure. The solutions include: