The modern web application is a complex piece of software that can contain millions of lines of code (LOC). The dynamic nature of these applications means that they can be exploited and manipulated if the code integrity is not up to par. Hacks and high-profile breaches have been piling up in recent years due to the lack of investment in application security. Poorly coded applications can have a wide range of vulnerabilities such as SQL injection, Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) and hundreds of other application layer vulnerabilities.
But more and more organizations today are starting to align application security testing with quality testing procedures of software to ensure risks are reduced across their application portfolio. This also helps achieve significant cost savings across the board.
Application security can be implemented in different ways as there is a wide variety of solutions available on the market today, commercial and open-source. But picking the right AppSec solution is equally important to get the desired results. The selected solution/s should answer the demands of the specific development scenario to effectively help in mitigating the crucial application vulnerabilities. Hence it’s important to understand the characteristics of the various solutions to make the right choice.
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