The increasing presence of mobile devices and the complexity of cyber threats has driven growth for a specific focus on mobile application security testing solutions.
A recent report suggests that the global mobile application security testing market is estimated to reach $3.2B by 2028 thanks to an increase in mobile app usage, regulatory compliance mandating secure applications, and rapid development cycles.
Published by MarketsandMarkets, the report attributes the demand for security testing solutions to the continuous evolution of cyber threats and attack techniques. And as technology advances, the malicious tactics being employed are also getting advanced, compromising mobile applications and access to sensitive data.
To combat this, the report recommends regular security testing to stay ahead of emerging threats by identifying and addressing vulnerabilities before they can be exploited. This approach helps organizations in the dynamic and ever-changing landscape of cybersecurity (with the increasing sophistication of attacks such as malware, phishing and code injection).
Mobile Application Security Testing
Mobile application security testing can be thought of as a pre-production check to ensure that security controls in an application work as expected, while safeguarding against implementation errors. It can help discover edge cases (that turn into security bugs) that the development team may have not anticipated.
This process is essential for businesses aiming to ensure the robustness of their apps before introducing them to the market.
Effective security testing begins with a comprehensive understanding of the app's intended purpose and the nature of the data it handles. By employing a combination of static analysis (SAST), dynamic analysis (DAST) and interactive analysis (IAST), organizations can obtain a holistic assessment that reveals vulnerabilities not easily identified through isolated testing methods, while helping prioritize these most critical findings for remediation.
HCL AppScan empowers developers, DevOps and security teams with a suite of technologies to pinpoint application vulnerabilities for quick remediation in every phase of the software development lifecycle. Additionally, it helps protect businesses and its customers by securing applications with best-in-class testing tools, centralized visibility and oversight, and multiple deployment options including on-premises, on-cloud, and cloud-native.
The HCL AppScan portfolio of application security testing solutions has been evaluated amongst the top vendors in the SAST space as a strong performer. And, this recognition underscores the unwavering commitment to delivering top-tier solutions that empower developers and fortify code security in today's fast-paced digital+ economy.
Learn more about HCLSoftware’s ranking as a strong performer in the recently published Forrester Wave™ report for Static Applications Security Testing (SAST) in Q3, 2023.