Overcome the hurdles of traditional application security testing. Our automated test engine eliminates false positives & week-long turnaround times by testing Android (.apk) and iOS (.ipa) binaries on real devices. Build trust with developers by delivering:
Speed to delivery is critical for mobile apps – so is security. Seamlessly integrate with automated security testing that is purpose-built for mobile, reducing the time to identify and fix vulns. Remove bottlenecks to mobile app delivery.
DevSecOps requires an organizational shift where security teams partner with DevOps teams to implement security controls and make security part of their everyday processes. Mobile application developers are empowered to take ownership of security testing through automated routines that fit seamlessly with the DevOps process. Done correctly, security issues are identified – and remedied – early on in the development process, resulting in few if any issues post-development or in production.
To be effective, security automation routines have to be fast. NowSecure understands anything that holds up the DevOps process is unacceptable. Our solutions deliver real value at DevOps speed, with near-zero false positives. You get accurate results fast. That’s the value of DevSecOps.
No matter where you are in the mobile appsec journey, step forward with our best-in-class mobile solution. In addition to advanced technology, our seasoned team of security professionals is here to assist every step of the way – from onboarding to ongoing training to mobile app certification. NowSecure helps drive repeatability and scalability to enable a secure mobile business.
Integrating comprehensive, automated security testing for mobile apps during the development process requires a number of capabilities, including:
Use NowSecure AUTO to remove the barriers of slow, noisy, traditional AppSec testing approaches. NowSecure AUTO is a cloud-based or on-premises, fully automated mobile application security testing solution that snaps easily into your SDLC. Powered by an aggressive attacker point of view, our intelligent automated test engine performs static, dynamic and behavioral testing of iOS and Android mobile apps on real devices, enabling your dev team to fix vulnerabilities rapidly across mobile app security, compliance, and privacy risks.
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It's no secret that late-stage security findings have historically caused unexpected delays for mobile app development and engineering teams ready to release. It’s frustrating to spend time meticulously developing an app, making sure you hit all the requirements, only to be told at the end of the cycle you’ve got security issues to address.
NowSecure bridges the gap and brings these teams together. By bringing automation to security testing and remediation, security teams get what they’re after: secure mobile apps that won’t put customer data or the corporate reputation at risk. DevOps teams get to work at the rapid pace they’re accustomed to, and not worry about security issues cropping up late in the game and delaying app releases.
And the business doesn’t have to decide between delaying a mobile app release or releasing an app with known security problems. Everybody wins.
Gartner estimates fewer than 20% of those deploying or planning to deploy DevOps have engaged security architects in their planning. Not surprisingly, then, Gartner also predicts only 10% of DevOps initiatives will have achieved the level of security automation required to be considered fully DevSecOps by 2019, up only 5% from 2017.
A NowSecure analysis of the top 10 downloaded apps from the top 11 categories in both the Apple App Store and Google Play ™ showed the results of this inattention to security. We determined a grade using industry-standard CVSS scores, with scores lower than 60 indicating a high degree of risk, while those scoring 80 or above are deemed low risk.
Many of the top downloaded apps were found to have high risk vulnerabilities, including insecure communications over HTTP, location data leakage, and exposure to man-in- the-middle attacks. For iOS, News, Sports, and Weather apps were weakest, but still scored higher on average than Android, for which none of the app categories had a CVSS score above 80.
That’s a situation that demands attention because security trade-offs and incomplete vetting processes can result in financial ramifications for companies forced to clean up after embarrassing mobile app data privacy breaches or leaks.
At the same time, for many organizations mobile apps contribute prominently to their growth, revenue and brand. Mobile app developers need to consider how to incorporate security into their DevOps routines, to ensure apps are fully secured – without creating a drag on the efficiency DevOps brings.
Implementing DevSecOps is an evolution, and as the Gartner numbers above make clear, we’re only at the beginning phases.
A sound approach to implementing DevSecOps for mobile apps should encompass three phases:
Phase 1: Automate
Organizations that have a mobile app security program typically rely on static source code analysis tools. This approach won’t cut it in a DevOps for mobile apps environment – automation is required.
Key considerations in terms of incorporating automation include:
Phase 2: Integrate
Next is the integration of mobile app security automation routines into existing DevOps processes. This should be straightforward, given existing tools are built to be extended and integrated with others. The purpose of integrating automated tools into the toolchain is to accelerate DevOps teams’ ability to maintain forward momentum.
For example, integrating mobile app security testing within issue-tracking software, such as Jira, allows test results to automatically generate tickets for vulnerabilities. Tickets should include remediation instructions so developers can quickly locate and fix issues – without the need to learn a new security tool.
Phase 3 - Accelerate
Removing manual security testing enables DevOps teams to accelerate the security testing process – think of it as security testing at DevOps speed. What’s more, integrating mobile app security testing into the development toolchain and release cycle will help security teams come away with a better understanding of the development and operational processes.
Learn more about how to incorporate security into DevOps for mobile apps in our free e-book, “Phased Approach to Securing DevOps for Mobile Apps.”
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