Application Security Buyers’ Guide

Managing Application Security Risk Requires a Comprehensive Toolkit

In a world that runs on software, organizations face a big challenge: Writing good software is hard. As software becomes increasingly complex, ensuring that it is reliable and secure becomes more difficult. Opportunities to make mistakes abound.

This is true for purchased software, custom-developed internal and commercial software, and software delivered as a service. It is particularly true for open source software, which makes up more than 70% of the average commercial application.

While open source benefits are clear—faster time to market, greater opportunities to innovate, lower development costs, and access to a global community of developers—the security and risk management challenges related to open source use are often overlooked.