Application security posture management (ASPM) is a relatively recent approach to AppSec that, according to Gartner, was "formerly known as application security orchestration and correlation" (ASOC). ASOC was one of the first solutions that centralized risk or vulnerability reports taken from multiple AST (application security testing) tools. ASPM goes beyond the purpose of ASOC, aiming to achieve better risk contextualization, prioritization and management within companies and help them strengthen their cybersecurity postures.
Fluid Attacks' ASPM is supported on a single platform. On this platform, the procedures of our automated tools (SAST, SCA, DAST and CSPM) and ethical hackers (SCR, MPT and RE) are managed, and their assessment results throughout our clients' software development lifecycles are consolidated and correlated. While the ASPM approach works at the application level, which may or may not be hosted in a cloud, our platform also receives the findings from our CSPM tests. CSPM works at an underlying level corresponding to the cloud infrastructure and, together with ASPM, allows a comprehensive view of the security statuses of companies' applications and systems.
Benefits of Application Security Posture Management
AST that keeps pace with application development
To respond promptly to your customers' needs, the changes your development teams make to your company's applications can be constant and accelerated. Our ASPM offers you continuous security testing and reporting from the start and throughout the SDLC to prevent bottlenecks when changes are going into production, reduce remediation costs and help avoid security incidents.
Results consolidation and analysis in one place
You don't have to keep track of separate AppSec operations and findings coming from silos. In our platform, we integrate all the tools at our disposal, and their results are analyzed and correlated with each other and with those obtained by our more in-depth SCR and MPT. Therefore, your teams save time by not collecting results from different sources, identifying duplicates or false positives, and prioritizing risks based on their own analysis.
Detailed reports and remediation support
Our multiple techniques allow us to report a wide range of vulnerabilities. When our hackers conduct thorough assessments, they even determine how the interaction of security issues can pose more significant risks to your company. Our platform gives your team precise details on all identified vulnerabilities to facilitate understanding. And there, you can assign team members responsible for remediation whom we offer support channels to guide them in risk mitigation.
Appropriate risk scoring and prioritization
Vulnerability remediation should always be based on an adequate prioritization of risks. Among tons of reported security issues, it is necessary to highlight the most relevant ones, those that could imply the most danger to your company. That is why we rely not only on scores such as CVSS but use other metrics and pay attention to the context, considering, for instance, probabilities of exploitation and the critical assets that could be affected in cyberattacks.
Management and tracking of standards compliance
From our platform, you can also manage compliance with many international cybersecurity standards and guidelines such as PCI DSS, HIPAA, GDPR, SOC 2, ISO/IEC 27001-2 and OWASP. You can define specific policies or requirements to be met and constantly monitor that your development and security teams ensure that your applications and other technology comply with them.
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Application Security Posture Management FAQs
What is application security posture management?
ASPM is an approach to AppSec that involves centralizing vulnerability reports taken from multiple application security testing tools and methods, correlating the security issues found and appropriately prioritizing them for remediation by weighing factors that are particular to the environments being assessed and reflect genuine risks.
Is ASPM the same as ASOC?
According to Gartner, ASPM is what was formerly known as ASOC. However, ASPM does differ in that it goes beyond the purpose of ASOC, aiming to achieve better risk contextualization, prioritization and management within companies and help them strengthen their cybersecurity postures.
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