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Improve Your Security Posture With Robust, Intrinsic Application Security

Unknown 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 use, 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. The goal is to prevent data or code within the app from being stolen or hijacked and improve security practices and, through that, find, fix and preferably prevent security issues within applications.

Application Security By the Numbers



By 2025, 70% of attacks against containers will be from known vulnerabilities and misconfigurations that could have been remediated.*


*Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing, April 29, 2020



By 2025, organizations will speed up their remediation of coding and vulnerabilities identified by SAST by 30% with code suggestions applied from automated solutions, up from less than 1% today, reducing time spent fixing bugs by 50%.*


*Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing, April 29, 2020



By 2024, the provision of a detailed, regularly updated software bill of materials by software vendors will be non-negotiable requirement for at least half of enterprise software buyers, up from less than 5% in 2019.* The recent Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity from the White House is likely to increase this projection.


*Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity, The White House, May 12, 2021

AppSec Solutions


Depending upon your specific requirements, Optiv can provide both your security and development teams with application testing, guidance on best practices and remediation assistance. All services are delivered using a highly collaborative and consultative approach from inception to completion.


Optiv AppSec Services include:

  • Secure SDLC
  • Application Architecture/Design Review
  • Threat Modeling
  • DevOps Security
  • Tool Implementation (SAST/DAST/SCA)
  • Tool Tuning/Health Checks
  • Tool Integration/Automation
  • Software Assurance as-a-Service
  • Web App Smoke Testing
  • Source Code Review
  • IoT Assessment
  • Database Security Review
  • Web Application Assessment
  • Mobile Application Assessment
  • Thick Client Assessment
  • API Assessment
  • Cloud App Testing


Application Security Advisory Services

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



Application Security Testing

Optiv experts can help you assess third-party and internally developed applications and connected IoT devices to ensure they’re secure and meet your compliance requirements.



Application Security Technology Services

Do you need a holistic, secure application technology program? Optiv can assess your current application security technology practices and frameworks — and then work with you to design one.

The Optiv Advantage




Years combined programming and AppSec experience


Million lines of code reviewed in 2019


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.