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In today's Digital+ economy, where innovation and agility are keys to success, ensuring the security of the entire software supply chain is more critical than ever. The severity of costly software supply chain attacks is driving organizations to reconsider their entire approach to risk management. As business strategies shift to continuous, end-to-end application security, HCLSoftware delivers increased benefits to customers with the launch of HCL AppScan Supply Chain Security in partnership with OX Security.

Active Application Security Posture Management

HCL AppScan Supply Chain Security customers can now benefit from Active Application Security Posture Management (Active ASPM), a pioneering approach that empowers organizations to maintain a proactive security posture across their entire software landscape. Active ASPM integrates best-in-class application security testing with posture management and software supply chain security. This complete package provides you with full visibility of all risk factors and in-depth assessment tools that let you triage and remediate vulnerabilities in record time.

Introducing the Pipeline Bill of Materials

One of the cornerstones of this new offering is OX Security’s proprietary Pipeline Bill of Materials (PBOM) technology which provides unparalleled visibility from code to cloud and traceability from cloud to code. The PBOM is a dynamic list of everything a piece of software has gone through, including all version lineage, SLSA.dev, SaasBOM, security tool results, build hashes, and more. It starts with the first line of code and continues all the way through to release, identifying any vulnerabilities along the way.

The PBOM is offered alongside the more traditional Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) which provides an inventory of all build components. Together these data collection measures enable organizations to identify and mitigate security risks early in the development lifecycle, minimizing the potential impact on downstream operations.

A Single Pane of Glass

With HCL AppScan Supply Chain Security, organizations gain access to a centralized platform that offers a single pane of glass for continuous application security coverage. All scans and data collection can be orchestrated from this central location where all results can be correlated and assessed together.

HCL AppScan Supply Chain Security also automates the discovery of repositories, teams, and packages involved in building applications, providing organizations with full asset visibility and risk traceability over their software pipeline.

The combined solution facilitates faster, more efficient triage by prioritizing the risk of each vulnerability based on its active context: all the related factors that contributed to or are impacted by the issue such as environment, business criticality, and attack vectors. This allows you to focus on the issues that meet your definition of critical (typically an average of just 3% of total issues), and significantly reduces your current load and security debt by up to 97%.

By consolidating security insights into a unified dashboard, organizations can streamline decision-making processes and respond rapidly to emerging threats.

Complete Suite of Scanning Technologies

Active ASPM relies on the accurate, actionable test findings provided by HCL AppScan on Cloud (a SaaS solution). This suite of best-in-class scanning technologies (SAST, DAST, SCA, IAST) offers deep source code analysis, web application and API testing, open-source discovery, container scanning, secrets scanning, and more.

These tools provide broad security coverage and include innovative features like embedded AI to assist in accurately identifying vulnerabilities with less noise and fewer false positives. By managing all the findings in centralized dashboards, organizations can expedite the triage and remediation process, minimizing exposure to potential threats.

Automated Supply Chain Security and Remediation

HCL AppScan Supply Chain Security automatically maps results to the Open Software Supply Chain Attack Reference (OSC&R) framework, the first and only open framework for understanding the attack techniques, tactics and procedures used by adversaries to compromise the security of the software supply chain.

Organizations also benefit from vastly improved remediation assistance with “No-Code Workflow Automation.” This capability enables DevOps and DevSecOps teams to quickly create intuitive, customizable response plans from an intuitive drag-and-drop interface. This no-code workflow automation, which also extends to container coverage, simplifies the creation of tailored workflows, automating ticketing and notifications, and enforcing granular policies to prevent security issues from reaching production.

Conclusion

HCL AppScan Supply Chain Security represents a paradigm shift in software security, offering organizations the leading tools and capabilities they need to thrive in today's Digital+ economy. By seamlessly integrating and automating testing, assessment, triage and remediation with existing development workflows, HCL AppScan Supply Chain Security, in partnership with OX Security, enables organizations with end-to-end application security visibility so they can manage risk effectively and release software with confidence.

Contact HCL AppScan to learn more or arrange for a demo of Active ASPM. You can also visit our website for more information.

About HCL AppScan

HCL AppScan is a suite of application security testing platforms, technologies, and services that help organizations detect and remediate vulnerabilities throughout the software development lifecycle (SDLC). Powerful static, dynamic, interactive, and open-source scanning engines (DAST, SAST, IAST, SCA, API) quickly and accurately test code, web applications, APIs, mobile applications, containers, and open-source components with the help of AI and machine learning capabilities. Centralized dashboards provide visibility, oversight, compliance policies, and reporting. HCL AppScan’s scanning engines are maintained by expert security researchers and are continuously updated to remain current with recent technologies, vulnerabilities, and attack vectors.

About OX Security

OX Security is redefining application security (AppSec) with the first-ever Active ASPM platform, which unifies AppSec practices and ensures seamless visibility and traceability from code to cloud and cloud to code. Leveraging a proprietary Pipeline Bill of Material (PBOM) technology and the OSC&R framework, OX delivers comprehensive security coverage, contextualized prioritization, and automated response and remediation throughout the software development lifecycle. Recently recognized as a Gartner Cool Vendor and a SINET 16 Innovator, OX is trusted by dozens of global enterprises and tech-forward companies. Founded and led by a team of industry veterans from security organizations such as Checkpoint, McAfee, Microsoft, Salt Security, and Capsule8, OX’s Active ASPM platform is more than an AppSec solution; it empowers organizations to take the first step toward eliminating manual application security practices while enabling scalable and secure development.

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