Security Reviewer pragmatically integrates Security into Agile practices and DevOps to drive developer ownership and empowerment, automation of security compliance and ensure defensible and trustworthy DevOps pipelines.
In the classic Waterfall Methodology, each stage is completed before proceeding to the next stage. Security Reviewer Suite supports the implementation, testing, and maintenance stages:
The goal is to organically integrate the security assessment of software into both the Waterfall and DevOps software development workflows.
The continuous assurance model also fits into the DevOps model as part of the Verify phase. The addition of continuous assurance adds software assurance and security to the DevOps functional testing process.
Development teams can use Security Reviewer to automate static analysis wherever it’s most convenient for them in the SDLC.
Some developers find static analysis distracting and invasive. Others grow frustrated with the inaccuracy of SAST, which causes them to waste time separating false positives from true positives. To make SAST an integral part of the software development life cycle (SDLC), it must support developers and their goals.
While some teams prefer to find security vulnerabilities and quality defects in their IDE as they’re writing code, others prefer to automate static analysis into their CI/CD pipelines. Development teams can choose any combination of the offerings above—so they can determine the best approach to securing their SDLC on a per-project basis.
By automating static analysis in the IDE or CI/CD pipeline, Security Reviewer reduces the time it takes to debug code. The tools described above meet three crucial requirements to help development teams find and fix security weaknesses quickly:
They can be automated and integrated into developer workflows without disrupting day-to-day activities.
They present accurate results in a non-invasive, intuitive way.
They offer actionable remediation guidance and developer education