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How secure are your applications? You can find out in minutes.

Most computer security incidents can be traced back to weaknesses built into the code during development. The earlier in the development cycle you find those vulnerabilities, the less expensive it is to fix them. But application security testing always takes a back seat to development efforts. It’s too expensive to use the commercial tools, and often too complicated to run the application through multiple static code analysis tools.

Thanks to Code Dx, now you can get the best of both worlds – both broad coverage and an affordable price. Well-developed applications no longer need to be left wide open to the serious financial and reputation ramifications of a security incident or non-compliance. Your team will be able to quickly and inexpensively conduct application security testing. It’s designed to fit into the developer’s environment and to not interfere with tight application development deadlines.

In fact, Code Dx provides you with a significant competitive edge because Code Dx tests for quality problems and software assurance vulnerabilities simultaneously. Every time the code is fixed, the quality of the application itself is improved. In fact, according to research done by the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, improving software quality by reducing the number of errors also reduces the number of vulnerabilities and improves software security. And that’s a critical thing today – protecting your company’s greatest asset, its data!

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Weaknesses in your applications can put your enterprise – and your career – at risk. Code Dx gives you a “best practice” approach, where you can subject your code to multiple Static Application Security Testing (SAST) and Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST) tools, and see the results in a visual, actionable display – at an affordable price.

SAST or “white-box” testing, finds vulnerabilities by performing a deep analysis of the actual code used to write the applications and can be used early in the software development life cycle (SDLC) without actually having to run the application. SAST also provides comprehensive results because the entire application is tested, whereas DAST must first discover every individual execution path in the running application before testing it.

However, DAST or “black box” testing is also important because it identifies architectural weaknesses and vulnerabilities in your running web applications from the perspective of an attacker trying to break into the app. DAST also finds runtime security (such as authentication) issues that can’t easily be found by just looking at the code. DAST checks that all of the components interacting within your application perform securely when the application is in action.

In addition, when you don’t have access to the application source code, multiple DAST tests can be used on the application to do alternative testing.

Incorporating DAST results into Code Dx Enterprise puts your team on the forefront of application security, as Code Dx is one of the first to integrate the results of automated SAST and DAST testing (using either open source or commercial tools) and manual reviews in one centralized console. Add the fact that Code Dx Enterprise is testing for quality issues simultaneously, and you have a winning process in your organization.

Code Dx Enterprise has dramatically changed the ease of application security testing by providing an incredibly affordable and efficient method for automating the entire process AND includes quality testing as well! After seeing the results and addressing the weaknesses, you will be much more confident that your code will stand up to attacks. You will also be able to understand where your code vulnerabilities typically reside, and reduce them or eliminate them going forward to get your applications out the door as quickly as possible with top-notch quality and security.

It’s the only application security vulnerability management system that comes pre-configured with a collection of best-of-breed open source SAST tools that it runs automatically. Code Dx combines those results with the output of other open source and commercial SAST and DAST tools your organization may run into a consolidated set of results viewable from a central console. In addition, it also automatically checks the vulnerability status of the third-party components developers commonly used to build applications but just as commonly contain known vulnerabilities. And to ensure that your organization fixes the most important vulnerabilities first, Code Dx identifies which vulnerabilities are considered the most severe based on a set of industry standards of severity. Finally, Code Dx provides a system for managing the software vulnerability discovery and remediation. From an intuitive visual interface your staff can triage, prioritize and assign vulnerabilities to developers along with remediation guidance, and track the progress of the remediation.

Code Dx:

  • Analyzes Java, JSP, JavaScript, C, C++, C#, VB.NET, Ruby, and XML/XSL. A full list of supported languages can be found here.
  • Combines the results of many different types of open source and commercial SAST and DAST tools
  • Finds more software weaknesses
  • Presents software vulnerabilities in a standardized form
  • Helps you to prioritize vulnerabilities so your team can fix the most important ones first
  • Adds value to your existing investment in commercial application security testing tools
  • Augments manual code reviews with automated scanning

 “[Code Dx] has a unique and helpful view of the analysis of the tool output. I like the information provided at top that allows me to select which tool to use, codebase location, vulnerability findings, severity, overlapping location count, and status of all of the weaknesses. The Flo Viz diagram shows a helpful view of where the weaknesses came from, which tool was able to detect them and the severity of the weakness.” 

Your team can have Code Dx up and running and analyzing your code in minutes.

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Why should I do this? Because breaches are more costly than ever

In addition to the damage done to a company’s revenue by a data breach – not to mention the reputation of its CISO – new regulations are being considered by states and Congress that will subject companies to hefty fines when they are hacked. Citizens whose information is compromised can now bring civil action for damages. Full and timely disclosure is also a focus of these new regulations.

According to the 2015 Global Cost of Data Breach Study from IBM, the average total cost of a data breach for the 350 companies participating in the global study increased 7.6 percent to $3.79 million. In the U.S. alone, the cost of a single breach is $6.53 million. The average cost paid for each lost or stolen record containing sensitive and confidential information increased 6 percent from $145 in 2014 to $154 in 2015. However, U.S. organizations experienced an even higher cost: $217 per record. Lost business had the most severe financial consequences for an organization increasing to $1.57 million in 2015.

Interestingly, the companies that had an incident response team, employee training, and CISO leadership reduced the cost per record by $12.60, $8.00, and $5.60, respectively.

As security incidents continue to occur, they bring heightened awareness to the fact that organizations need to take more precautions during every facet of software development. Code Dx offers software assurance solutions to ensure that the applications you build or buy do not have critical vulnerabilities. For more information on Code Dx, contact us at info@codedx.com or at (631) 759-3993.

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