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Java Security Testing

Java Security Testing

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Security Testing for Developing Robust Java Applications

Parasoft Jtest integrates critical industry security standards directly into your existing development processes. You can use Jtest to check compliance with security standards (OWASP, CWE, CERT, PCI DSS, etc.) through static analysis, and detect compliance vulnerabilities continuously throughout the development life cycle. For reporting, auditing, and continuous feedback to the whole team, Parasoft’s unique realtime feedback gives users a continuous view of compliance status, with interactive compliance dashboards, risk assessment widgets, and automatically-generated reports for compliance audits.

How does it work?

A Real-Time Security and Compliance Strategy Helps Teams Achieve Better Software Security

Tools that are designed to be used by security experts at the end of the development process don’t work in today’s DevOps world. You need technology that integrates directly into the developer’s IDE, and seamlessly into the CI/CD pipeline. It needs to analyze code on-premise to help teams make security testing part of the process and pipeline from the very beginning.

With the Parasoft static code analysis tool, the security team defines the necessary policies upfront for the team, including secure coding standards, rules for avoiding insecure APIs or poor encryption, instructions for using static and dynamic analysis, and testing guidelines. With these policies in place, developers can work toward more secure software as part of their daily routine.

With security baked in at the start of development, the team will naturally become more proficient in security, and fewer security vulnerabilities will be found at the end of the pipeline. Those that do can then be investigated, root cause analysis can be performed, and inform improvements to the security policies and guidelines to continuously improve the efficiency of building security into development as each cycle progresses.

Using Parasoft Jtest, the developer can check their code locally on their machine before committing to source control, to catch and fix security violations when it’s cheaper and easier to do so.

Then, the same configuration is executed as part of the build process. This comprehensive analysis goes beyond the scope of the developer’s locally modified code, providing a safety-net to gate the delivery pipeline and ensure that insecure code does not get promoted to later stages.

Results of the analysis are sent back to the developer’s IDE, and to Parasoft’s web-based reporting and analytics dashboard, where progress can be tracked, course corrections made, and audit reports generated in real-time. Managers and security leads can assess projects based on security coding standards, and use the dashboards to answer important questions like whether the project is improving or getting worse, or which areas of the code are causing the most issues.

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Parasoft Jtest users can easily define a policy based on industry standards (CWE, OWASP, PCI DSS, UL 2900). Parasoft checkers are named and mapped directly to the standard guideline and require no additional mapping, making it very easy to identify which checker should be used to verify a guideline.

In addition to out-of-the-box test configurations, Parasoft Jtest users can also create customized test configurations that are relevant to their organization’s security policy. Test configurations can be customized on individual developers’ desktops – directly in the IDE or with Parasoft DTP for centralized distribution to the organization. This helps different teams follow the same coding standards and enforce the same development strategies across the entire organization.

All of Parasoft Jtest’s secure coding checkers are augmented by additional information and documentation that developers can quickly access during the development workflow to better understand and address the security vulnerabilities that need fixing.

Remediation advice, along with focused code examples, are included to assist the developer in resolving the issue. In-line education with embedded training videos and tutorials help users learn security practices as they develop code.

Jtest provides a set of built-in checkers for verifying compliance with secure coding standards (OWASP, CERT, CWE, PCI DSS, UL 2900). Users can evaluate their code against security guidelines/policies directly in the IDE, where active development is taking place. Parasoft Jtest immediately pinpoints vulnerabilities in the code at the exact line number, along with debugging info, giving developers this information in a way they can understand and use to address the issue before code is checked into source control.

Additionally, a full codebase scan can be executed during the CI/CD process to ensure security stays intact, and helping complement a DevSecOps workflow with metrics that can be used to gate the development process during CI/CD time, so that issues do not propagate forward into other testing cycles.

Parasoft Jtest streamlines software vulnerability testing and remediation, to ease the task of coordinating remediation and risk management activities between IT security risk departments, and either internal or external/third-party software developers. Jtest incorporates findings from multiple testing activities into a centralized database, and then correlates and analyzes the findings to centralize and prioritize remediation efforts. This information is accessible to stakeholders, with risk-based reporting suitable for risk officers, application owners, and senior management.

Parasoft Jtest helps teams realize tangible operational efficiencies and effectiveness in their application security testing efforts, helping users manage remediation workflows and prioritize scarce resources toward resolving the most critical risks. By providing a single view into the wider range of vulnerabilities in an application portfolio, AVC tools can also serve as a viewpoint into the relative risk posed by individual applications. By increasing the visibility of vulnerabilities contained within applications, senior management also gains perspective and an understanding of this critical source of risk.

Real-time compliance results from Parasoft help organizations get immediate visibility into how well they are doing with compliance in several ways:

  • Within the IDE – presented as actionable findings in the Finding and Finding Details views or via an HTML report.
  • With Parasoft DTP – all the analysis results collected with Jtest are aggregated into Parasoft DTP, for automated post-processing, advanced reporting, trends, and historical data. This is a key element in assessing security state of the project as well as providing data for external parties (e.g. auditors) with pdf reports.
  • Compliance dashboards and widgets specifically designed with the security standards risk assessment framework enable users to prioritize and course-correct, without the overhead of security oversight.

Benefit from the Parasoft Approach

Mapless Secure Coding Configurations

Unlike other static analysis solutions, that require users to map static analysis checkers to the security guideline in use, Parasoft's checkers have the same IDs as the security guidelines themselves, making it much easier to scale and audit security compliance.

A "Security Net" to Gate the CI/CD Process

Parasoft Jtest is designed to seamlessly integrate into your existing CI/CD pipeline, analyzing the code on premise or in your private cloud, protecting your critical business IP while performing security analysis.

Real-Time Compliance Reporting

With Parasoft Jtest, teams can understand their risk at any given time, according to the risk assessment framework for the security standard they are using. Additional business intelligence that helps users pinpoint exactly where risk lies allows software teams to focus on key areas of their product.