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This analysis investigates the importance of secure software development solutions and explores why secure software development remains a challenge for most businesses today. The first chapter explores how the changing threat landscape and increasing vulnerabilities found in applications have forced security-focused organizations to address web application security through secure software development. The second chapter looks at how application security can be mapped into key phases during software development lifecycle. The final chapter provides an analysis of different players in the market and includes a review of six companies: Acunetix, Checkmarx, Cigital, IBM, Qualys and Veracode. 

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  • 1. POOR SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT IS A CRITICAL CYBERTHREAT
    • 1.1. Application Layer Attacks on the Rise
    • 1.2. Developing Secure Software is Challenging
    • 1.3. Regulations and Compliance
    • 1.4. Building a Secure Software Development Lifecycle
  • 2. APPLICATIONS MUST BE SECURE BY DESIGN
    • 2.1. Specifying Security Needs
    • 2.2. Threat Modelling & Design Reviews
    • 2.3. Application Security Testing (AST)
    • 2.4. Dealing with Buggy Software Components
    • 2.5. Web Application Scanning
    • 2.6. Enhancing Application Security with Web Application Firewall (WAF)
    • 2.7. Implementing a Robust Web Application Security Practice
    • 2.8. Shift Towards Agile Software Development
  • 3. DEMAND FOR SECURE SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS SET TO SOAR
    • 3.1. Veracode
    • 3.2. IBM
    • 3.3. Cigital
    • 3.4. Qualys
    • 3.5. Acunetix
    • 3.6. Checkmarx