10 Emerging Security Technologies Gaining Interest, Adoption

6. SaaS Software Testing

The Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report points out that vulnerability management and configuration weaknesses are common targets of attackers. Security software vendors are now offering cloud-based software security scanning services in hopes the message will sink in among small and midsize businesses. To meet those needs, Santa Clara, Calif.-based WhiteHat offers Sentinel for SaaS-based Web application scanning. Meanwhile, Burlington, Mass.-based Veracode sells a SaaS-based application code analysis service and is seeking channel partners. Industry analysts say the cloud-based services are increasingly used by businesses that don't have the deep pockets to invest heavily in a software security program.

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