HCL AppScan Source (previously IBM AppScan Source) is a static application security testing (SAST) system for organizations. It can be used for secure code review alone or in conjunction with the Enterprise AppScan Security Testing Suite to provide comprehensive end-to-end application security testing. It provides value for all software security stakeholders, including security analysts, QA professionals, developers, and executives, with the functionality and flexibility they need.
The product set includes:
- AppScan Source for Analysis: a workbench for configuring apps and projects, scanning code, analyzing vulnerabilities, and taking action on priority issues.
- AppScan Source for Automation: automates key aspects of the workflow and integrates with build environments during the software development life cycle.
- AppScan Source for Development: integrates AppScan Source features into Visual Studio, Eclipse, and RAD for WebSphere, allowing developers to find and fix vulnerabilities during development.
Components to enhance value within the organization include:
- AppScan Source Security Knowledgebase: in-context intelligence on vulnerabilities with information on root cause, risk severity, and remediation advice.
- AppScan Enterprise Server: required for most AppScan Source products for user management and assessment sharing, with an optional Enterprise Console for publishing assessments, reporting, and trend analysis.
AppScan Source can be run as a standalone product for source code review and SAST, or as part of the AppScan Enterprise Suite. The AppScan Source for Analysis edition is for secure code review, AppScan Source for Automation for backend automation, and AppScan Source for Development for IDE-level scanning. AppScan reduces risk exposure and remediation costs with its machine learning-based Intelligent Finding Analytics technology. By identifying critical vulnerabilities and best remediation measures early in the development cycle, costly remediation later in the cycle or in production is avoided.
- Comprehensive and Integrated Security Solution: AppScan Source offers a complete application security solution that integrates security into the development process. It scans, prioritizes, and manages security policies, helping you build automated security into your code.
- Improved Visibility through Integration: By integrating with IDEs, build management tools, and DTS, AppScan provides increased security intelligence and the right level of information to the right people. It supports a wide range of programming languages and applications and is built on open architecture to protect your existing investments.
- Efficient and Effective Security with Intelligent Finding Analytics (IFA): With its IFA capabilities, AppScan Source helps reduce false positives by up to 98% and prioritizes findings for immediate attention. This saves security experts time and reduces the overall cost of fixing vulnerabilities, improving the time from identification to remediation.
- Centralized Management and Best Practices: AppScan Source provides centralized management, consistent policies, and enterprise-wide metrics and reporting. It also offers audit and compliance reports, making it easier to understand application-related threat exposure at the executive level. This helps ensure the implementation of security best practices throughout the enterprise.
The following are the key benefits of using AppScan Source, an in-depth and integrated application security solution:
- Developer-Friendly: AppScan Source is designed to be developer-friendly with its IDE plug-in, which helps developers implement security best practices into their work.
- Cost Reduction: By detecting vulnerabilities early in the development process, AppScan Source can help reduce the cost of fixing security issues.
- Low False Positives: The intelligent Finding Analytics (IFA) capabilities of AppScan Source can significantly reduce the number of false positives, which can be up to 98%. This allows security experts to focus on the findings that require attention.
- Automated Security: AppScan Source integrates source code analysis into the build process, making it easier to identify and address security vulnerabilities.
- Scalability: AppScan Source is built on an open architecture that can accommodate a wide range of programming languages, making it scalable for large and complex applications. It also integrates with IDEs, build management tools, and Defect Tracking Systems (DTS).
- Centralized Control: AppScan Source provides centralized management and reporting for your application security program. This includes defining and enforcing consistent security policies, enterprise-wide metrics and reporting, and audit and compliance reports that make it easier to understand application-related threat exposure at an executive level.
E-SPIN VALUE PROPOSITION
E-SPIN Group’s partnership with HCL enables us to continue offering comprehensive application security solutions including application security testing (AST), DevSecOps, penetration and exploitation testing, end-to-end consultancy, project management, integration, training, and maintenance support to their existing customers across their operational region. As a trusted provider of the AppScan product family since the IBM era, E-SPIN remains committed to delivering tailored solutions that meet their customers’ unique use cases and project requirements, including the integration of complementary third-party solutions for a complete solution. If you have any project or operational requirements, don’t hesitate to reach out to E-SPIN for assistance.