CSE helps secure your enterprise software

You may have software that’s built in-house, outsourced, or delivered from the open source community. Whatever be the case, are you looking for an effective approach to assure application security? Securing your software requires resolution of potentially exploitable vulnerabilities. There are two primary methods to accomplish this: static analysis and dynamic analysis. Some categories of vulnerabilities are identified only while code is being executed, such as those involving an application’s configuration and environment. Dynamic analysis is ideal to locate these vulnerabilities.However, it is important to note that dynamic analysis can examine only those portions of code that are being executed. It cannot find vulnerabilities in areas of the system that are not running. This carries important implications for static testing. Also, finding issues late in the development lifecycle can be reactive and costly. What is more effective to assure secure software is static analysis, which offers more comprehensive vulnerability discovery and testing throughout the software development process. Implementation of a secure development lifecycle (SDLC) program ensures that security is inherent in the enterprise software design and development, and is not an afterthought later in production.Taking an SDLC approach yields tangible benefits: it identifies vulnerabilities early in the software development lifecycle, when they are least expensive to fix and educates developers about security while they work, enabling the development phase to create more secure software.

Static testing helps build better code

CSE’s Static Code Analyzer uses multiple algorithms and an expansive knowledge base of secure coding rules to analyze an application’s source code for vulnerabilities that can be exploited in deployed applications. This technique analyzes every feasible path that execution and data can follow to identify and help remediate vulnerabilities.

This solution empowers developers and security teams across the development lifecycle to find and fix vulnerabilities. It identifies the root cause of software security vulnerabilities in source code, with the ability to detect more than 500 types of vulnerabilities across 21 development languages and over 700,000 component-level APIs. To verify that the most serious issues are addressed first, it correlates and prioritizes results to deliver an accurate, risk-ranked list of issues. And, it provides detailed guidance on how to fix the vulnerabilities at the line-of-code level, greatly reducing the cost of remediation while building secure coding knowledge in the development team.

Finding the vulnerabilities

To process code, the CSE’s Static Code Analyzer works much like a compiler—which reads source code files, or a collection of files, and converts them to an intermediate structure optimized for security analysis. This intermediate format is used to locate security vulnerabilities. The analysis engine, which consists of multiple specialized analyzers, uses secure coding rules to analyze the code base for violations to secure coding practices. CSE’s Static Code Analyzer also provides a rules builder for you to extend and expand analysis capabilities and be able to include custom rules. Results can be viewed in a number of ways, depending on the audience and task.

It’s time to transform your software security program

With CSE, you can verify that the software that runs your business is trustworthy, reduce the costs of finding and fixing application vulnerabilities, increase productivity of security audit and developer teams, improve your security review processes, and lay the foundation for secure coding best practices. With CSE’s Static Code Analyzer, you have a solution that turns your unique security policies into secure code, secure code into secure applications, and secure applications into secure business processes.

Key Features

  • Reduce business risk by identifying vulnerabilities that pose the biggest threat
  • Identify and remove exploitable vulnerabilities quickly with a repeat- able process
  • Reduce development cost by identify ing vulnerabilities early in the SDLC
  • Educate developers in secure coding practices while they work
  • Bring development and security teams together to find and fix security issues