Application Security Terminology

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Application Security

2017 Application Security Statistics Report

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Application security is the practice of improving an application’s security by using software, hardware, and operational policies to find, fix, and prevent security vulnerabilities and threats. 

Developers use different security applications to help prevent unauthorized access, such as encryption programs, antivirus programs, and firewalls. 

These programs are also used to prevent active threats including data breaches, data theft, and denial of service attacks. WhiteHat Security has an overall 4.5 rating and an 83% “willingness to recommend” score, making it one of the best reviewed industry-leading application security vendors on Gartner Peer Insights.

You’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the state of application security across the whole software development life cycle by reading through our latest Stats Report.