While using our IAST tool, Parkeon has identified three key benefits.
First, our IAST tool understands and verifies how data flows through the application, ensuring that the entire system, end-to-end, complies with security standards such as PCI-DSS. It also identifies vulnerabilities in relation to their impact on sensitive data.
Our IAST tool provides testing that helps meet PCI-DSS Section 6 requirements. By automatically tracking critical data, such as credit card information, through various components of the payment chain, Synopsys IAST verifies that there are no vulnerabilities, such as forgotten debug data, insecure manipulation, insecure storage—even temporarily—in file or database, insecure transmission to third parties, and so on, that may compromise it. With our IAST tool, Parkeon can automatically ensure that the overall system complies with security standards at each release.
Second, Synopsys IAST facilitates communication between test and development teams by pinpointing vulnerabilities back to the source code. Unlike other dynamic testing tools, which report vulnerabilities by the offending URL, our IAST tool automatically ties vulnerabilities back to the source code to identify where the fix must be applied. It eliminates false-positives, pinpoints the vulnerable source code, and provides developers with clear remediation advice tailored to the tested application.
Using our IAST tool, Parkeon improved security, reduced the amount of time spent on security testing, and improved communication between security and R&D:
- Developers focus their time on proven vulnerabilities and source code corrections recommended by Synopsys IAST.
- Testers gain a clear view of the application’s risk posture in relation to the OWASP Top 10 criteria and Parkeon’s corporate security standard.
Third, our IAST tool improves security awareness and trains developers to exercise secure coding practices as outlined by the OWASP Top 10
. By providing a replay of every attack, explaining the business risks, and providing relevant remediation suggestions, Synopsys IAST has helped Parkeon’s test and development teams acquire awareness and training in an ongoing manner, thus improving the security of their code.