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Fortify on Demand and Generali France: An AppSec Case Study

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The insurance industry is increasingly migrating toward digital channels to enhance their customers’ experience and offer personalized experiences through an omnichannel environment. This results in better customer relationships, but it also introduces new cyber-risks and attack opportunities as insurers often maintain a large amount of personally identifiable information (PII) including social security numbers, credit card information or health and employment data becoming a target for cyber-criminals. Let’s talk about Generali France, a major player in the global insurance industry, and how it thrives to develop and maintain cyber resilience by investing in their application security program.

Fortify on Demand and Generali France An AppSec Case Study.jpgGenerali France is a multinational group present in 50 countries, through more than 400 companies and with almost 72,000 employees. It is one of the leading insurers in the world.

As part of their services, Generali France aims to provide the highest level of security to its customers’ data. It has built an impressive in-house application development capability to fit the specific demands of the insurance industry. However, they lacked the time and financial resources to run and maintain an on-premise environment, which led them to consider a SaaS model, Fortify on Demand.

Fortify on Demand adapts to the seasonal release schedule of the company freeing time, and resources, for developers to maximize their productivity as they focus completely on code analysis and fixing any security issues flagged by Fortify on Demand. Since Fortify on Demand uses industry standard techniques to encrypt customer-provided SaaS data in transit and at rest, no data is retained after the scanning process, alleviating privacy concerns.

Fortify on Demand also supports a wide range of development languages, allowing the development team to increase the number of applications integrated into their DevSecOps platform. And with open-source software composition analysis, Fortify on Demand supports the increasing effort to build security from the start of the application development.

Learn how Generali France increased the volume of their scans, drastically lowered the number of vulnerabilities each release, all while maximizing their developers’ productivity using Fortify on Demand in our new AppSec case study for the Insurance vertical.


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