Major update delivers the only integrated suite of continuous automated testing, pen testing, training and certifications to efficiently deliver secure mobile apps faster
CHICAGO – August 15, 2023 — NowSecure, the recognized experts in mobile security and privacy, announced it has unified its portfolio of mobile app security products and services into the award-winning flagship NowSecure Platform 5. Now mobile development and security teams can optimize their mobile appdev lifecycle and mobile AppSec program performance, finetune testing frequency, depth and coverage across their mobile app portfolios and drive efficiencies while consolidating investments.
The “IDC DevSecOps Adoption, Techniques and Tools Survey, 2023” identifies the top drivers for DevSecOps as catching security vulnerabilities earlier in the software lifecycle, improving security posture of apps and minimizing human error via security automation. However, IDC found the top three organizational challenges associated with DevSecOps adoption are lack of developer security knowledge, lack of collaboration across security and development teams, and budget constraints. In addition, the IDC survey reported that significantly more organizations experienced a security breach in 2022. Recent notable breaches listed in the NowSecure Mobile Breach Tracker include Chick-fil-A, Hyundai, Kurbo, TikTok and Twitter (X). To help developers, security and privacy teams address these challenges and improve performance, NowSecure Platform 5 provides a consolidated, collaborative, all-in-one platform for mobile app security and privacy.
“For most organizations, secure app development, security training, app security testing and pen testing have long been fragmented, frustrating and expensive,” said NowSecure CEO Alan Snyder. “Working with our customers and mobile community, we have joined together all the critical components of a successful mobile app security and privacy program into a single all-in-one solution. Now all organizations can get the unified visibility and efficiencies they need at scale.”
NowSecure Platform provides continuous and on-demand automated mobile app security and privacy testing for iOS and Android mobile applications for mobile DevSecOps and Agile teams. Purpose built for mobile teams, NowSecure runs a battery of 600 tests using static, dynamic, interactive and API Security testing for the deepest and broadest risk coverage in the industry, identifying security, privacy, supply chain and app store blocker issues with high accuracy. NowSecure Platform integrates with all major software development tools including CI/CD, ticketing and vulnerability management systems. To speed issue resolution, NowSecure includes developer-friendly issue details, business impact, evidence, embedded remediation instructions, code samples, links to Apple and Android developer documentation and more.
NowSecure Platform 5 delivers critical capabilities to drive performance and efficiency:
- Unifies and consolidates NowSecure Platform automated testing, NowSecure Workstation manual testing, NowSecure Services expert manual pen testing and NowSecure Services compliance validation services to enable all activities and results in one place
- Delivers actionable analytics through new mobile app Portfolio Health Dashboard with trending, drilldowns and recommendations
- Supercharges remediation by expanding findings and remediation content while embedding just-in-time training from NowSecure Academy
- Adds a new “Secure Mobile Development Foundations” course in NowSecure Academy for developers to learn secure coding basics
- Enables seamless collaboration across dev, security and NowSecure experts through policy-driven workflow integrations
- Adds an optimized Command Line Interface (CLI) to enable custom interactions and integrations into development workflows
Today more than 80% of all digital time online is spent in mobile apps vs web, generating over $260bn in mobile revenue in 2022. As the Mobile App Security Testing [MAST] marketplace grows, “Gartner Hype Cycle for Application Security, 2023” (24 July 2023 • ID G00791986) notes that Mobile App Security Testing has moved into the Slope of Enlightenment where “commercial off-the-shelf methodologies and tools ease the development process” and is approaching the Plateau of Productivity where “real-world benefits of an innovation are demonstrated and accepted and tools and methodologies are increasingly stable.” With years of delivering high-value customer results through millions of mobile app assessments, the latest NowSecure Platform 5 innovations ensure that it is well positioned to help the mobile app community mature efficiently and effectively.
NowSecure Platform 5 is the cornerstone of the industry’s only full suite of mobile app security and privacy solutions from NowSecure. In addition to NowSecure Platform for automated security and privacy testing, offerings include NowSecure Workstation kit for pen tester productivity, NowSecure Supply Chain Risk Management, NowSecure expert Mobile Pen Testing as a Service (PTaaS), and NowSecure Academy training courseware for dev and security teams. NowSecure customers report high value returns of releasing safe mobile software 30% faster, reducing testing and delivery costs by 30% and reducing risk by 40%.
NowSecure Platform 5 is available directly from NowSecure and via Synopsys SIG, Microsoft Azure Marketplace and AWS Marketplace. Request a demo of NowSecure Platform 5 to learn more and see it in action.
As recognized experts in mobile security and privacy, NowSecure protects the global mobile app economy and safeguards the data of millions of mobile app users. Built on a foundation of standards, NowSecure empowers the world’s most demanding organizations with security automation to release and monetize 30% faster, reduce testing and delivery costs by 30% and reduce appsec risk by 40%. Only NowSecure offers a full solution suite of continuous security testing for DevSecOps, mobile app supply-chain monitoring, expert mobile pen testing as a Service (PTaaS), and training courseware. NowSecure actively contributes and supports the mobile security open-source community, standards and certification including OWASP MASVS, ADA MASA, and NIAP, and is recognized by IDC, Gartner, Deloitte Fast 500, and TAG Cyber.