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Organizations across all sectors recognize the necessity of implementing robust cybersecurity measures. As threats continue to advance, seamlessly integrating effective security tools into established workflows has become essential. A standout integration like the combination of HCL AppScan on Cloud with Jira is a promising solution to streamline and enhance security testing processes.

Unveiling HCL AppScan on Cloud

HCL AppScan on Cloud stands as a proven leader in the realm of application security testing. Armed with DAST (Dynamic Analysis ), SAST (Static Analysis), IAST (Interactive Analysis), and SCA (Software Composition Analysis) capabilities, it meticulously scans software applications for vulnerabilities, ranging from common flaws to complex security loopholes. Its cloud-based architecture ensures scalability, flexibility, and ease of deployment, making it a favored choice for organizations striving to bolster their security posture.

Harnessing the Power of Jira

Jira is a cornerstone of agile software development. It empowers teams to plan, track, and manage their work seamlessly. With its customizable workflows and robust issue tracking capabilities, while also serving as a central hub for collaboration and task management. Its integrations with various development tools enhance its utility, enabling teams to drive process efficiency.

By utilizing the HCL AppScan App within Jira, it is possible for developers to set up a system for importing issues from HCL AppScan to Jira either on demand or at scheduled intervals. This integration empowers businesses to efficiently identify, prioritize, track, and remediate vulnerabilities in their systems based on the fast and accurate HCL AppScan findings. HCL AppScan products use proven AI/machine learning capabilities like Intelligent Finding Analytics (IFA) and Intelligent Code Analytics (ICA).

Benefits of HCL AppScan On Cloud with Jira

The integration of HCL AppScan on Cloud with Jira bridges the gap between security and development. Here are some key benefits:

Streamlining the Security Testing Workflow

Integrating HCL AppScan with Jira creates a smooth workflow for handling security vulnerabilities. This enables the configuration of issue import based on one or more HCL AppScan application names and one or multiple Application policy IDs (e.g., OWASP Top 10 2017, PCI Compliance, etc.), as shown below. Additional integration details below.

Refer here for details of different HCL AppScan policies.

Adjust the import according to the state of the issue, its severity, and the type of scan.

The transfer of the issues highlighted by HCL AppScan can be set up to occur as a one-time import.

Set configurations on an hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly basis, or even at a designated time (for example, 2 PM).

Enhanced Collaboration and Visibility

By centralizing security issues within Jira, cross-functional teams can collaborate more efficiently. Developers, security analysts, and project managers can track the status of vulnerabilities, assign tasks, and communicate within the familiar Jira environment, which facilitates better decision-making and resource allocation.

Prioritized Remediation

Permitting developers to address security issues within the Jira domain, the integration accelerates the remediation process. Developers have the flexibility to set up HCL AppScan severity mapping aligned with Jira's priority, tailored to suit the specific needs of the project.

Jira's robust issue tracking expertise makes it possible for teams to prioritize vulnerability remediation based on severity, impact, and other factors. This ensures that critical issues are addressed first, reducing overall security risks.

Powerful Reporting and Analytics

Jira’s robust reporting and analytics capabilities help project teams to gain valuable insights into their projects. From burndown charts and sprint reports to custom dashboards and advanced analytics, Jira offers ample options to track project progress, identify bottlenecks, and make significant data-driven decisions. These benefits of Jira can be leveraged to effortlessly track the security health of the project.

Audit Trail

Integration with Jira provides an audit trail of vulnerability remediation efforts. Teams can track the history of each issue, including changes made, observations added, and resolutions implemented, easing compliance and reporting requirements.

In essence, the HCL AppScan Jira App represents an outstanding advancement in paving the way for organizations to seamlessly integrate security into their development processes, making it possible for companies to prioritize security and guaranteeing the creation of software products with enhanced security measures.

Integration Process for HCL AppScan and Jira

  • Follow these steps to install the app.
  • Learn how to use the integration.
  • View sample Jira ticket created using the App.
  • The latest Jira integration adds to a broad array of collaborations with popular tools available on the marketplace, such as Visual Studio, Jenkins, GitHub, GitLab, and others.

With cybersecurity as top of mind, HCL AppScan on Cloud with Jira can strengthen organizational security posture, improve collaboration between development and security teams, and deliver more secure software applications to their customers. This powerful combination allows organizations to stay ahead of emerging threats and build trust with their users.

Learn more about all HCL AppScan application security testing solutions.

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