Why ASPM is a Must-Have for Modern Application Development

Urvi Mehta
February 9, 2024
Why ASPM is a Must-Have for Modern Application Development

Navigating the security landscape has become increasingly challenging, marked by a constant blur of emerging threats that require unwavering vigilance. Simultaneously, the tempo of development cycles has accelerated to unprecedented levels, with traditional quarterly deadlines giving way to the rapid cadence of weekly or even daily sprints. 

The question arises: Can you effectively ensure the security of your applications without compromising the speed at which they are developed and deployed? In response to this dilemma, Application Security Posture Management (ASPM) confidently asserts a resounding "yes." It not only acknowledges the urgency of maintaining robust security measures but also asserts that it is entirely feasible to achieve this without impeding the agility and speed demanded by modern development practices.

Here's why integrating ASPM is a strategic move for modern application development:

1. Comprehensive Insight into Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)

ASPM provides a consolidated, normalized view across the entire ecosystem through numerous integrations with applications, infrastructure, cloud, and container scanners, along with repo and asset discovery. 

This unified perspective allows all stakeholders to grasp product risks collectively, fostering effective application security processes and informed decision-making. Some ASPMs offer dashboards and reports tailored to specific teams and personas so everyone gets the data and insight they need for their role.

2. Improves Prioritization and Triage

The multitude of data and findings generated by security tools often overwhelms security teams, burying them under an avalanche of information. Consequently, teams spend significant time addressing issues that may not be of utmost importance. 

ASPM offers a solution that consolidates and normalizes this data. Strong ASPMs then bring in business context and threat intelligence to help organizations score risk appropriately across their scanning tools to prioritize risks and streamline compliance with organizational policies.

3. Enhances Developer’s Productivity

Utilizing the right ASPM solution can enhance developers' productivity, who often face overwhelming workloads. By integrating deeply into developer workflows and systems, an ASPM ensures developers get the information and context they need where they are most productive. This enables the security and development team to work together to remediate the most critical risks at the Enterprise scale.

Additionally, automated ticketing and messaging systems reduce the manual burden on developers, allowing them to focus more on resolving risks rather than creating tickets for each one. It also gives them an insight into critical risks or important findings (as configured) without going to the ASPM dashboard.

4. Facilitates Proactive Defense

ASPM tools emphasize maintaining a robust security posture by promptly highlighting issues without waiting for specific security audits or incidents. For example, an ASPM can highlight a weakness without a CVE, and bring it to the security team’s attention if it’s connected to a critical asset with PII.

The proactive surveillance of ASPM tools aids in addressing issues before they escalate, reducing the potential business impact. Swift identification and remediation of vulnerabilities also contribute to minimizing attack surfaces, limiting opportunities for attackers to exploit weaknesses.

5. Enhances Tool Coverage for Optimal Value

As mentioned before, ASPM provides a comprehensive overview of your ecosystem, encompassing security tools. You can verify whether the existing tools adequately cover all the necessary applications and assets. This functionality makes the Application Security Posture Management convenient for identifying gaps and incorporating essential security tools to safeguard the ecosystem.

ASPM with ArmorCode

A robust ASPM platform not only fortifies an organization's security posture across the portfolio of applications as a whole, but also contributes to business continuity, customer trust, and compliance adherence.

ArmorCode’s ASPM solution is designed to assist in managing, measuring, and maturing a secure software development lifecycle, irrespective of where applications run or the tools used. Enterprises of all sizes can leverage ArmorCode, benefiting from its 200 out-of-the-box integrations with application, infrastructure, cloud, and container security tools, as well as developer and DevOps systems.

Ready to strengthen your security posture? Request a demo today to witness ArmorCode in action.

Urvi Mehta
Urvi Mehta
Technical Content Writer
February 9, 2024
Urvi Mehta
February 9, 2024
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