The Path To Better And More Secure Applications - CSaaS
It is impossible to
exaggerate the significance of application security in enterprises. Businesses
must take the necessary precautions to safeguard their sensitive information
from data breaches, illegal access, and other disruptive risks to the safety of
customers and corporate data.
Suppose a corporation
does not put enough safeguards in place to protect customer data, and
information security flaws are taken advantage of by hackers. In that case,
inadequate data security can result in important information being lost or
stolen, an awful customer experience that may result in lost business, and
reputational damage. A robust information security program lowers the risks of
assaults on IT systems, implements security measures to prevent unauthorized
access to sensitive data, stops service disruption brought on by cyberattacks
like denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, and much more.
Many organizations fail
to implement best practices for application security to safeguard software,
data, and users. However, incorporating security tools into your application
development environment can give you real-time insights into threats and
vulnerabilities and make security issues more prominent and easier to detect.
Here are 5 ways to
Move To The Cloud: The lack of employees and funds
necessary to buy and use the right products is one of the most significant
barriers to robust IT security procedures. SaaS-based security options have two
advantages: they don't need a vital upfront financial commitment to cover
license payments, and IT expertise is not required to install and configure the
products. Instead, IT employees can concentrate on setup and usage, and since
cloud-based services are less expensive, security budgets may be stretched
Security Monitoring Is Key: Many more
resources must be monitored and safeguarded in the new world of next-generation
applications. For security vulnerabilities to be addressed immediately, this
often calls for ongoing assessment and configuration upgrades, as well as tools
to display security anomalies and provide important notifications to personnel.
Configuring security settings to create alerts is crucial, yet doing so
correctly can be a delicate balancing act that ensures that vital signals are
not buried beneath a deluge of trivial data.
All Application Components Should Be
Secured: Determine the proper security measures for each component by analyzing
them. Some parts will require intrusion/detection and prevention systems, while
others will need access controls that prevent non-application components from
interfacing with data elements. The latter is fraught with problems because
configurations are left too open for the duration of the application life cycle
stage (i.e., during development, it may be appropriate to maintain a very open
component firewall configuration). Still, firewall access should be restricted
when an application moves to final staging or production. Of course, network
access controls that prevent unauthorized users or application components from
sending traffic to other parts of an application are crucial.
Automate The Installation And
Configuration Process: Although switching to automation is challenging, most
security firms consider the new strategy an upgrade since automation ensures
that suggested steps are regularly followed, preventing hidden security gaps.
The lengthy audit, recommendation, and installation/configuration processes
that were acceptable in the past are entirely inadequate for next-generation
applications. Even if automating these processes is challenging, it is
Test your security mechanisms: When
implemented, inspection and security validation are frequently neglected.
Security testing starts with penetration testing, which can offer insightful
input on problem areas. Many IT businesses enter into contracts with other
parties to test application security measures. That's a smart move because it
allows for an unbiased assessment of application security and is likely to spot
security flaws that internal staff might miss.
The corporate application security minefield can
be navigated safely by enterprises with the aid of a staggering array of
technologies and services. The industry constantly finds vulnerabilities in
software libraries, software packages, operating systems, and infrastructure.
Continuous scanning, classification, prioritization, and patching of these
software vulnerabilities are necessary for vulnerability management.
Additionally, developers must believe that their tools and resources are
constantly updated to counter the most recent security risks.
Exalogic's in-house managed
Cyber-Security-as-a-Service Solution Suite will help your company increase its
confidence in the security of your network and business processes (SECaaS).
Our services include:
Enterprise Asset Discovery offering a
comprehensive view of the requirements that you must meet
Vulnerability Management to ensure
the security of your network infrastructure
Threat Detection with the help of
artificial intelligence to detect any lurking hazards
Fully managed security
administrations in collaboration with Exalogic Cyber Security experts