What is the ZeroNorth Platform?
ZeroNorth brings security, DevOps and business teams together to improve application security performance and reduce organizational risk. With the ZeroNorth application security automation and orchestration platform enterprises can rapidly identify, prioritize and remove the vulnerabilities standing in the way of software excellence.
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Automation of AppSec Tools for Continuous, Scalable Scanning Throughout the SDLC
ZeroNorth centrally and automatically manages all application security tools to deliver consistent, efficient and scalable scanning throughout the SDLC.
To facilitate this, ZeroNorth seamlessly integrates with the leading commercial and open source application and infrastructure vulnerability scanning tools. Many open source scanning tools are even embedded within the ZeroNorth platform and are ready to run out-of-the-box. So, with ZeroNorth you can kick off your AppSec program using open source tools, and then quickly and easily swap out, supplement or scale tools as technology and business needs evolve, or when more budget for tool licenses becomes available.
Seamless Integration and Orchestration of AppSec with DevOps Pipelines
ZeroNorth enables organizations to easily build security governance into their DevOps processes, without disrupting DevOps workflows. ZeroNorth sits on top of the SDLC, seamlessly connecting with DevOps toolchains, while orchestrating application security scanning tools.
With ZeroNorth application security scanning is now an integral part of the DevOps process, enabling more frequent scanning throughout the SDLC.
By enabling application security scanning at the speed of DevOps, the ZeroNorth platform helps eliminate the security friction points that hurt pipeline velocity and empowers developers to deliver higher quality code, faster.
Orchestrating AppSec in DevOps Pipelines with ZeroNorth
“The ZeroNorth platform offers a significant return on investment by optimizing other security tool investments, expanding the scanning portfolio, and maximizing time-to-value.”
– SC Magazine, June 2020. Read the full product review >>
Vulnerability Data Ingestion for a Comprehensive Long-Term View of AppSec
ZeroNorth automatically ingests all data from the application security scanning tools, as well as historical scanning data files or findings from external scanning tools.
Centralized Scan Results in One Central Place
ZeroNorth aggregates all scanning data in one central place for complete, consistent, long-term visibility into application security vulnerabilities and risk. This data is not contingent upon a specific build, workspace or data availability. So, if a vulnerability needs to be fixed retroactively, all the necessary information is readily available within ZeroNorth. This means the developer does not need to spend time and effort attempting to recreate a development environment that has long since changed.
Vulnerability Data Refinement and Noise Reduction to Simplify Remediation
Application security scanning tools generate vast amounts of disparate vulnerability data—often with different taxonomies, formats or naming conventions etc. This makes it nearly impossible to make sense of it all and figure out where the vulnerabilities are, which ones will be present in the deployed application, which ones are truly critical and should be prioritized for remediation.
ZeroNorth automatically normalizes all the scanning data into a common risk framework and dedupes, aggregates and compresses related issues to minimize noise and make vulnerability data useable and useful for developers. Through the data refinement process, ZeroNorth can compress thousands of issues into a concise list. This drastically reduces the number of vulnerabilities developers need to resolve, making it far easier and simpler to triage, prioritize and fix them. As part of this process, the ZeroNorth platform also correlates static code analysis results (SCA and SAST) to dynamic assessment results (DAST) and filters out inconsequential flaws in the code, so developers can focus on remediating vulnerabilities that will actually impact the application in production. ZeroNorth even includes a trail to the source code where developers should begin remediation work.
Streamlined Remediation Tickets in a Developer-Friendly Format
Following the data refinement process, ZeroNorth automatically generates tickets for the remediation work needed, including the streamlined data, in a developer-friendly format, prioritized by criticality.
Seamless Integration with Defect Tracking & Notification Systems to Simplify Workflows
ZeroNorth seamlessly integrates with defect tracking systems such as Jira as well as email, ChatOps and other notification solutions—making it easy to streamline the management, routing and tracking of remediation tickets using familiar tools developers work with every day.
Application Risk Analytics for a Single Source of Truth on Your AppSec Program
ZeroNorth provides advanced AppSec risk analytics via a set of robust dashboards and reports that deliver actionable, contextual visibility and insights on the overall risk and health of the application security program. Using this insight, business, security and engineering leaders can determine where to focus, prioritize and direct resources to address the highest areas of risk for the business, and enforce accountability.
The ZeroNorth AppSec risk reports, which include high-level intelligence together with granular details, are available for the enterprise, and for more specific groups, such as business units and application teams.
- Assess AppSec Risk: Security leaders can, for example, get a snapshot of the Top Five AppSec risks, identify problematic trends in scanning, vulnerability creation and remediation, immediately see gaps in the organization’s AppSec program or quickly isolate the weakest points in the security posture.
- Drive DevSecOps: Security and engineering leaders can use these reports to collaborate and drive DevSecOps processes. For example, they can compare and track vulnerabilities detected and remediated throughout the software development life cycle (SDLC), or pinpoint vulnerabilities that affect multiple applications and determine the processes and work needed to fix the problem globally. The reports can also help identify any bottlenecks in the DevSecOps process that impact the engineering team’s productivity and determine if any process changes or training is required.
- Enable Effective Business Decisions: Business leaders can use the reports to assess the overall health and risk of revenue-generating applications and make operational business decisions accordingly.
Using ZeroNorth’s API you can integrate ZeroNorth with your organization’s BI and visualization tools of choice for complete flexibility.
Central Management to Ensure Consistent Security Standards Across the Organization
You can centrally manage your AppSec program through ZeroNorth – including all the scanning tools, activities and policies – thereby ensuring that corporate standards for security are maintained consistently across all development teams. For example, you can define policies that schedule and execute specific scans within DevOps pipelines, automatically escalate or suppress specific vulnerability types based on risk profiles and business considerations, alert when certain vulnerabilities are detected or events occur and much more.