A Buyer’s Guide to Application Vulnerability Correlation Tools

A Buyer’s Guide to Application Vulnerability Correlation Tools

Organisations typically employ a variety of security testing tools throughout the software development life cycle (SDLC). Common tools for identifying software weaknesses include static, dynamic, and interactive analysis, as well as penetration testing for custom code, software composition analysis for open source components, and context-dependent testing in the form of manual code reviews and threat modeling. Adopting an application vulnerability correlation (AVC) solution to aggregate application security testing results can elevate your AppSec program in a scalable, efficient fashion.

Integrating tooling, triage, and remediation remain an ongoing challenge for modern software development. Since the software that companies rely on comes from so many different sources—custom code developed in-house or by a third party, commercially, or open source—it poses vast challenges that are only compounded by the many different ways in which software is tested, especially when multiplied by the specific issues those tests return.

An AVC solution must correlate all the results from various security tools, then filter out redundancies and false positives as well as supporting over 100 security and developer tools, and have a rich set of integrations that provides a single AppSec system of record that streamlines visibility into critical testing data, remediation progress, and responsible stakeholders in a consolidated view.

This Synopsys buyer’s guide reviews what are important and must-have requirements for an application vulnerability correlation tool. There are also questions to ask when evaluating your AppSec needs and determining how an application vulnerability correlation tool can help.

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