Security Solutions For Software Developers

Development and QA teams have to address security issues early in the process, but that’s always a hard sell to management. Here’s one statistic that may make a difference: According to Gartner, 75 percent of hacks happen at the application level.

Most enterprise developers can recite various software architecture layers as though it’s the easy question on the computer science final exam: operating system, application server, Web server, database server, application, network. Providing security at each of these levels is important, and traditionally accountability lies with the network and production staff. However, a few new statistics, offered Wednesday at the Gartner Application Development Summit here, stress new security efforts that development and quality assurance teams must make during the application development life cycle.

According to Theresa Lanowitz, Gartner Inc. research director, the problems of network and physical security within IT have largely been solved, leaving the application layer the most vulnerable. Today, claims Lanowitz, “75 percent of hacks happen at the application.” As a result, companies that don’t take responsibility for security issues during the development process are significantly more likely to experience a catastrophic event.

How TBG Security Can Help Your Small Business

TBG Security provides end-to-end information security solutions. We have a proven track record of helping our customers gain efficiencies through technology support and implementation. Our experienced network of security experts has subject- matter expertise in a broad array of disciplines.

Through our industry expertise and track record with PCI and other compliance requirements for over 15 years, TBG Security acts as a trusted advisor to its clients around the world. We are on hand to guide our clients through their compliance program, to provide often vital advocacy to the compliance organizations and , and to supply any necessary remediation services. Our Industry expertise is reflected in these key benefits:

  • The Shortest Path To Compliance

    Unlike companies that simply know network security, we understand the requirements for a broad range of compliance regulations. We’ve seen the issues before and have implemented solutions across a broad spectrum of industries and customer profiles. Few other vendor can apply this unique knowledge and expertise to achieve faster, higher integrity project completion.

  • Flexible Solutions

    We pride ourselves on our customer driven approach to solving your organizations security challenges. TBG does not partner with any security vendors leaving us with a unique ability in the industry to present truly objective solutions. Our managed solutions are presented as a cost effective method to reduce overall operational costs, and are provided only as a small piece of the security puzzle. Technology is only part of a comprehensive security program. TBG understands, and everyday helps to educate its customers on the role that people and process play in solving the security puzzle.

  • Commitment To Excellence

    Although many vendors offer services to companies seeking compliance and auditing solutions, few providers match TBG’s expertise, intelligence-gathering capabilities, commitment to open standards, or role as trusted advisor. TBG leverages regulatory knowledge, training, and experience; best-of-breed solutions; a global network of proven technology; and its history of stability and trust to deliver solutions that are not only effective, but also make the best use of existing in-house personnel, technology, and processes.

For more information about how TBG Security can insure you’re applications are secure, contact us here.