SD Elements by Security Compass

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Company (that provides the nominated product / solution / service)Security Compass
Websitehttps://www.securitycompass.com/
Company size (employees)100 to 499
Type of solutionSoftware

In 3 bullets, summarize why this product or service is different from the competition and deserves recognition:

- No other application security solution offers a holistic and comprehensive approach to application security and compliance for DevOps environments.

- SD Elements not only helps teams build security and compliance into their applications and manage security requirements across the SDLC, but it creates an auditable record of all activities.

- Security Compass also offers advisory services and robust Just-In-Time Training (JITT) capabilities to help organizations effectively nurture skilled developers proficient at building secure and compliant software.

Brief Overview

SD Elements by Security Compass is the industry’s first balanced development automation platform that allows organizations to prevent vulnerabilities in their applications by integrating security throughout the development process. As development teams are being pushed to build applications faster than ever before, many are being forced to skip important security measures that are crucial to a company’s security. Instead, automated testing, including static analysis security testing (SAST), dynamic analysis security testing (DAST), and interactive application security testing (IAST) are relied upon for security. When used alone, however, these testing tools miss at least half of all known vulnerabilities.

To address these issues, SD Elements offers a holistic and comprehensive approach to application security and compliance for DevOps environments.

Starting with automated threat modeling, SD Elements generates a set of security requirements to manage risk in homegrown applications or third-party software. The platform offers intuitive instructions on developing countermeasures, project tracking, and reporting. Because SD Elements is highly scalable and has an adaptive security architecture, it features ALM integrations which enable developers to work autonomously, without needing to learn a new tool. It eliminates the inefficiencies of PDFs or spreadsheets, overcomes the scarcity of talent through automation, and accelerates decision-making by aligning security and risk priorities with business needs.

Complementary to testing tools, SD Elements can be used to bake security requirements management into the software development process, helping teams anticipate and eliminate potential threats and known vulnerabilities before the code is written. SD Elements’ tool integrations allow development teams to build application risk management and compliance into the DevOps process. The plugins automatically inform the CI/CD pipeline about a development project’s compliance with specific security and privacy controls.