Application Security Services


Improve Your Security Posture With Robust, Intrinsic Application Security

Application Security Vulnerabilities Are Both Expensive and Painful

Software vulnerabilities are a major attack vector, but businesses continue to struggle to secure their applications. As apps become more numerous and complex – web apps, mobile apps, client-server apps, etc. – finding and fixing the growing volume of vulnerabilities just gets harder.


Security teams often aren't clear about all the apps they’re supposed to be managing. And because software developers aren’t security professionals, security isn’t one of their top priorities. As a result, countless apps aren’t secure and fail to meet compliance requirements.



As apps get more complex, finding and fixing vulnerabilities gets harder.

Without an effective approach to secure application development and management, you run the risk of breaches that can impact your company’s reputation and bottom line. You may also see inefficiencies internally that can create friction between your development and security teams and can continually impact your bottom line. Oh… you could also be looking at steep fines or costly litigation if your apps are non-compliant (this can also cost you long-term through damage to your reputation. No one wants that.)



What Is Application Security?


Application security (or AppSec) includes all application-level tasks introducing a secure software development life cycle (SDLC) to development teams and putting them into practice. The goal is to build applications more resilient to attacks and improve security practices and, through that, find, fix and preferably prevent security issues within applications before they are released.

Application Security By the Numbers



The number of observed cloud exploitation cases grew by 95% year-over-year in 2022, and adversaries are using a broad array of TTPs (e.g., misconfigurations, credential theft, etc.) to compromise critical business data and applications in the cloud *


*CrowdStrike Global Threat Report, Feb 28, 2023


Application-layer attacks have spiked by as much as 80% in 2023.
*CloudFlare’s DDoS Threat Report for 2023 Q2, July 18, 2023


26 percent of phishing attacks exploited public-facing applications.


*IBM Security X-Force Threat Intelligence Index, 2023

AppSec Solutions


Depending upon your specific requirements, Optiv can provide both your security and development teams with application security testing, advisory and program development, and technology services. All services are delivered using a highly collaborative and consultative approach from inception to completion.


Optiv AppSec Services include:

Advisory Services

  • Application Architecture/Design Review
  • Application Threat Modeling
  • Secure SDLC Assessment
  • Secure SDLC Hardening
  • Secure SDLC Program Development

Technology Services

  • DevOps Security
  • Software Assurance as-a-Service
  • Tool Implementation and Integration
  • Tool Optimization and Tuning


  • API Assessment
  • Cloud Infrastructure Assessment
  • Database Security Review
  • Mobile Application Assessment
  • Source Code Review
  • Thick Client Assessment
  • Web Application Assessment
  • Web Application Vulnerability Scan


Application Security Advisory Services

Optiv can help you improve your organization’s application security posture by working with you to identify gaps where people, processes or technology can be effectively deployed.



Application Security Assessments

Optiv experts can help you assess third-party and internally developed applications and APIs – whether in the cloud or on premises - to ensure they’re secure and meet your compliance requirements.



Application Security Technology Services

Do you need a holistic, secure application technology program? Our Technology Services provide professional expertise to assist clients in implementing, integrating, and optimizing your AppSec tools within your environments.

The Optiv Advantage




Years combined programming and AppSec experience


Lines of code reviewed in 2022


Applications every year

Industry-Proven Application Security Expertise

  • Highly technical, dedicated boutique-style application security consulting team.
  • Provide AppSec services to seven of the Fortune 10 companies.
  • Have exploited hundreds of high-risk vulnerabilities before they become incidents.

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Integrate Application Security Best Practices Seamlessly Into Application Development Workflows


Accelerate the maturity of your application security program with threat modeling, software development life cycle design, penetration testing, eLearning – and more. Contact us today to see which services are suited to your unique business requirements.