Static Application Security Testing
Strengthen your application at its core – the source code. NetSPI methodically tests to identify application layer vulnerabilities and coding errors.
Inadequate code review work from other providers, unsuccessful internal solutions, and the reliance of automated scanners can generate incomplete findings and lead to security vulnerabilities.
Best practice calls for bringing in an independent 3rd party with proven expertise in manual penetration testing to methodically review your software code for any latent security issues before release. Many organizations mistakenly view security as a barrier to building easy-to-use software, citing cost and release delays. Development teams are typically focused on time to market and security often takes a back seat to secure coding practices. This applies equally to:
Our experts focus on identifying design flaws and implementation bugs, such as inappropriate sources of randomness for cryptographic key generation, weak or non-compliant authentication solutions, or syntactical or semantic language .
Our code review will validate the security of both your application design and in a pre-production environment. NetSPI performs an in-depth static code review (visual inspection, assessment scans, etc.) followed by an aggressive manual penetration testing process to verify suspected vulnerabilities.
Based on our static code review and manual penetration testing work, NetSPI may also recommend that we test the software in its full production environment (e.g., on the actual production server, connected to the network, and fully enabled for its real mission). This ensures that any platform, operating system, middleware, networking or other issues that could be exploited by an attacker – with or without login credentials – will be brought to your security team’s immediate attention.
With Resolve, skilled NetSPI ethical hackers provide a high-level application code review, supported by detailed information on the relevant source code. Resolve can work with APIs to import automated test results without the need to first import the results to a spreadsheet and then run macros against them. In addition, extensive checklists guide penetration testers in adding relevant manual test results. All findings are treated the same way by Resolve, which handles duplicate findings and false positives, while normalizing rated severity levels (such as CVSS scores) reported by various tools. Resolve provides comprehensive and well-organized reporting while saving significant time.
Our Application Security experts find security issues in application software from design decision to insecure code practices. Our first-rate consultants:
Finally, based on our static code review and manual pen testing work, we might also recommend that you hire us after release to test the software in its full production environment (i.e., on the actual production server, plugged into the network, and fully enabled for its real mission). This makes sure that any platform, operating system, middleware, networking or other issues that could be exploited by an attacker – with or without login credentials – will be brought forward to your security team sooner rather than later.
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