New product offering from CAST eliminates guesswork from application security programs
CAST, the leader in Software Intelligence, today announced the CAST Security Dashboard to help organizations better understand and improve the safety and soundness of business-critical software. The CAST Security Dashboard is the only solution available today that provides a single view across the entire application or business transaction, enabling development teams, architects, product owners and management teams to design security in upfront and find the most dangerous software flaws.
The CAST Security Dashboard goes beyond code-level checks, providing Software Intelligence that helps teams:
- Design security into applications from the beginning of the software development lifecycle.
- Secure architectural governance of software systems to ensure maximum uptime.
- Focus effort on security vulnerabilities that are contextual and critical by eliminating false positives.
- Benchmark application security over time to ensure continuous improvement throughout release cycles and modernization efforts.
“Static application security testing (SAST) remains the best pre-release testing tool for catching tricky data flow issues and issues such as cross-site request forgery (CSRF) that tools such as dynamic application security testing (DAST) have trouble finding.” wrote Amy DeMartine, Principal Analyst and author of The Forrester Wave™: Static Application Security Testing, Q4 2017.
Research shows more than 90 percent of software outages are caused by architectural design flaws, yet security teams rarely consider software architecture when looking at securing IT systems. Complicating matters, software architects are focused on enabling end-user functionality with optimal software design and don’t always consider ways software can be breached. Software Intelligence offers unprecedented insight into the structure of complex software, including critical security flaws in design, to close the gap and reduce software risk.
“The CAST Security Dashboard provides Software Intelligence that makes it easier than ever for organizations to ensure they are keeping data secure,” said Olivier Bonsignour, Head of Product Development at CAST. “Most security analyzers are focused on specific layers of software and don’t compute data flow or data access. CAST generates the most accurate security findings by blueprinting architectural dependencies in software to reduce noise and false positives while helping teams prioritize the most important security issues.”
CAST was recently named a Strong Performer in “The Forrester Wave™: Static Application Security Testing, Q4 2017” and received the highest score in the Accuracy criterion.
To download a complimentary copy of The Forrester Wave™: Static Application Security Testing, Q4, 2017, click here.
To learn more about the CAST Security Dashboard or to get a free demo, click here.