Application security encompasses measures taken throughout the code’s life-cycle to prevent gaps in the security policy of an application or the underlying system (vulnerabilities) through flaws in the design, development, deployment, upgrade, or maintenance or database of the application.
Applications only control the kind of resources granted to them, and not which resources are granted to them. They, in turn, determine the use of these resources by users of the application through application security.
More than half of all breaches involve web applications* — yet less than 10% of organizations ensure all critical applications are reviewed for security before and during production†.
Clearly, organizations need a way to replace fragmented, manual pen testing with ongoing, automated scanning so they can protect their global application infrastructures — without hiring more consultants or installing more servers and scanning tools.