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Fortify Hosted: Elevating Application Security Testing with Cloud-Driven Innovation

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In today's rapidly evolving digital landscape, the demand for robust application security testing is greater than ever before. Developers are harnessing the power of cloud infrastructure to create applications and APIs that are agile, scalable, and efficient. This paradigm shift has given rise to a new era in security testing—cloud-driven application security testing. In this blog, we'll explore why cloud-driven testing is a game-changer and how it aligns with the evolving needs of modern development teams. We'll also introduce Fortify Hosted, our private cloud solution, as a powerful tool to transition from on-premises to cloud-hosted code security automation.

The New Paradigm: Cloud-Driven Application Security Testing

  1. Broadened Access, Heightened Concerns: As developers access a larger stack of cloud infrastructure to build applications and APIs, the attack surface expands significantly. This surge in access is driving higher concerns for security testing. Traditional on-premises solutions struggle to keep up with the dynamic nature of cloud development.
  2. Cloud Native Applications and Microservices: The cloud-native approach, coupled with microservices architecture, is the driving force behind the modern application landscape. These technologies offer unparalleled scalability and agility, but they also introduce complex security challenges, necessitating a new approach to testing.
  3. Cost-Efficiency: Cloud-hosted application security testing tools reduce infrastructure management costs substantially. Organizations no longer need to invest in on-premises hardware or bear the maintenance overhead, resulting in substantial cost savings.
  4. Shortened Learning Curve: Cloud-driven solutions offer a shorter learning curve compared to traditional on-premises tools. Developers and security teams can quickly adapt to the cloud environment, enabling faster implementation and testing.
  5. Scalability: Cloud-driven testing platforms effortlessly scale with the growing demands of your development teams. Whether you have one project or a hundred, the cloud provides the necessary resources on demand.

Fortify Hosted: Your Private Cloud Solution

Fortify Hosted is our cutting-edge private cloud solution that enables Static Application Security Testing (SAST), Dynamic Application Security testing (DAST), and Software Composition Analysis (SCA). It is designed to address the evolving security testing needs of modern development teams. The platform provides a comprehensive set of tools for identifying, assessing, and remediating vulnerabilities in applications. It is a fully managed service, so you don't have to worry about the underlying infrastructure or maintenance.

Fortify Hosted offers several features that make it a valuable tool for cloud-driven application security, including:

  1. Seamless integration with CI/CD pipelines: Fortify Hosted can be easily integrated with popular CI/CD tools, such as Jenkins, GitLab CI, and Azure DevOps. This ensures that security testing is performed automatically at every stage of the development process, helping to identify and remediate vulnerabilities early on.
  2. Comprehensive vulnerability coverage: Fortify Hosted has a comprehensive library of security checks that can be used to scan applications for a wide range of vulnerabilities. This helps to ensure that no vulnerabilities are overlooked.
  3. Minimized false positives: Fortify Hosted uses machine learning to minimize false positives, so that developers can focus on fixing real vulnerabilities.
  4. Centralized view of risk: Fortify Hosted provides a centralized view of all security risks across your application portfolio. This helps you to prioritize your remediation efforts and ensure that your most critical applications are protected.

Here are some of the specific use cases for Fortify Hosted:

  1. Secure the development of cloud-native applications: Fortify Hosted can be used to scan cloud-native applications for vulnerabilities, such as misconfigurations, injection flaws, and insecure coding practices.
  2. Protect APIs: Fortify Hosted can be used to scan APIs for vulnerabilities, such as broken authentication and authorization, insecure data handling, and denial-of-service attacks.
  3. Secure infrastructure as code (IaC): Fortify Hosted can be used to scan IaC files for vulnerabilities, such as insecure permissions, hardcoded credentials, and misconfigurations.
  4. Meet compliance requirements: Fortify Hosted can be used to scan applications for compliance with industry standards, such as PCI DSS, HIPAA, and SOX.

Here's why Fortify Hosted is your gateway to a more secure and agile future:

  1. Seamless Transition: Moving from on-premises code security automation to a cloud-hosted and managed framework has never been easier. Fortify Hosted ensures a smooth and risk-free transition, enabling organizations to embrace the cloud securely.
  2. Comprehensive Testing: Fortify Hosted offers a holistic approach to security testing, covering cloud-native applications, APIs, and microservices. You can be confident that your entire ecosystem is protected from vulnerabilities.
  3. Cost Savings: By eliminating the need for on-premises infrastructure and reducing maintenance costs, Fortify Hosted helps organizations maximize their security budget.
  4. Reduced Complexity: The managed nature of Fortify Hosted simplifies the complexity associated with security testing. Our experts handle the intricacies, allowing your team to focus on what they do best—developing innovative applications.
  5. Global Accessibility: Fortify Hosted offers a globally accessible solution, ensuring that development teams, regardless of their location, can access and collaborate on security testing projects.

In a world where digital innovation drives business success, application security testing must evolve to meet the demands of modern development practices. Cloud-driven application security testing is the new paradigm, offering cost-efficiency, shorter learning curves, and unparalleled scalability. Fortify Hosted is at the forefront of this transformation, providing a secure, comprehensive, and globally accessible solution for organizations looking to fortify their cloud-native applications, APIs, and microservices.

Here is the service description of Fortify Hosted to get you started on this journey!

Embrace the future of security testing with Fortify Hosted and stay one step ahead of evolving threats.


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