Making applications better resistant to threats with Application Security Testing

Application security testing is the process of making applications more resistant to security threats, by identifying the vulnerabilities. The applications with flaws are susceptible to cyber threats no matter any security policy you apply. Hence the source code has to be secured by removing the flaws at the time of developing the applications.

initially, application security testing was a manual process. Due to growing threats, huge open source components and modularity of organisation's software, application security testing has become automated.

Application Security is not a single method or technology it is a set of best practices, functions, features etc. added to prevent and remediate cyber security threats for an organisation. Hence the organisations are using a combination of security tools.

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Application Security Testing tools 


Experts divide the application security tools into two broad categories: security scanning tools and runtime protection tools. 


Security scanning tools are used to remediate vulnerabilities in the development. At the same time, runtime protection is used in production and is considered as an extra layer of protection, not as an alternative to scanning. 


Static Application Security Testing (SAST)

SAST tools are used for white box testing, used to test application source code, binaries for coding and design flaws, etc. This examines the static source code and reports vulnerabilities. 


Dynamic Application Security Testing  (DAST)

DAST tools are used as the black box testing, executing the code and inspecting for security vulnerabilities and architectural weaknesses by simulating external attacks. 


Interactive Application Security Testing (IAST)

IAST is a combination of the above two to detect a wide range of security weaknesses. These provide the root cause and details of the vulnerabilities making it easier for remediation. 


Software Composition Analysis (SCA)

SCA tools help in automated scans of third-party and open source components used. SCA makes an inventory of all open source software and scans them for vulnerabilities to remediate to resolve security threats. 


Runtime Application Self-Protection (RASP)

RASP evolved from the SAST, DAST and IAST. They can analyse application traffic and user behaviour at runtime, to detect and prevent cyber threats. 



Why application security testing is crucial?

Applications have become important for every website and business. 


Insecure application is a threat for the business as well as for the user. A business providing an online service or product has to make sure the application behaves correctly for the users. 


All businesses need solutions for a safe online experience for their brand. We help in securing the enterprises and keeping them safe with our application security testing services.


Why Application Security Testing?

Reduced Risk

Protected from both internal and external sources.

Brand Image

Maintains the brand image and trust

Data Security

Keeps data secure at both client and server end

Trust on Business

Improves the trust of investors and stakeholders

Resource Management

Helps in better management of the resources like money, time and cost

Better Quality Assured

Timely highlighting of the bugs will assure the better functionality

What Illume offers
  • 1. Helping implement best security practices at the developing stage.
    2. Secure source code using advanced tools against vulnerabilities.
    3. Tested internal interfaces for authentications and vulnerabilities.
    4. Testing critical systems of the business frequently, as per the requirements.
    5. Scanning the third-party code being used in the applications.

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Application security testing pre-emptively identifies vulnerabilities and weaknesses in a system before they can be exploited by attackers, hence helping in taking proactive steps and reducing the risk of a successful attack.
We offer customised testing services suiting best to the organisation's requirements. Available testing options range from automated to in-depth manual testing.
We have a team of experts to apply different testing strategies based on the risk level and unique requirements of each of your applications. We will design a complete testing plan to prioritize the things that matter the most.
We have a holistic approach towards application testing hence we provide detailed reports with suggestions for resolving the vulnerabilities. In case additional help is required our experts can extend the service by working in collaboration with your internal IT team.
Application security testing involves assessing the security posture of software applications to identify vulnerabilities and weaknesses that could be exploited by attackers. Organizations need to ensure that their applications are secure to protect sensitive data, maintain customer trust, and comply with regulatory requirements
Application security testing can be applied to various types of applications, including web applications, mobile applications, APIs (Application Programming Interfaces), desktop applications, and cloud-based applications.
The primary objectives include identifying security vulnerabilities such as SQL injection, cross-site scripting (XSS), authentication flaws, and insecure configurations. Additionally, it aims to assess the effectiveness of security controls, validate compliance with security policies and standards, and provide recommendations for remediation.
While traditional software testing focuses on functional and performance aspects of applications, application security testing specifically evaluates security vulnerabilities and risks. It involves techniques such as code analysis, vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, and security code review.
The frequency of application security testing depends on factors such as the complexity of the application, the rate of change in the codebase, regulatory requirements, and risk tolerance. It is recommended to conduct testing regularly, ideally as part of the software development lifecycle and after major changes or updates.
Yes, application security testing can be integrated into the SDLC through techniques such as secure coding practices, automated testing tools, and security-focused code reviews. This helps identify and remediate security issues early in the development process, reducing the cost and effort of fixing vulnerabilities later.
We adhere to strict confidentiality agreements and security protocols to protect sensitive information and data assets. We use controlled testing environments, employ encryption and anonymization techniques, and follow best practices for handling and protecting sensitive data.