IT Analysis - The Changing Face of Application Security
Software applications are the backbone of businesses today. A recent survey conducted by Quocirca, commissioned by Fortify Software, of 250 organisations in the US, the UK and Germany, found that developing or modifying software applications is business critical or very important to two-thirds of organisations. Not only that, but reliance on software development is increasing and bespoke application development is seen as a competitive differentiator for end-user organisations. Not only are bespoke or modified software applications becoming more important, but they are increasingly being web-enabled over networks that are being opened up to access by employees, business partners, suppliers and customers. This increases productivity by allowing for greater collaboration and by speeding up the rate at which transactions can be performed.