LinkedIn Pulse – Ayman Sayed – 3/16/17
[Ed. note: Byline by Ayman Sayed, President and Chief Product Officer, CA Technologies]
We are all living in the application economy that requires successful companies to move at a pace where Agile and DevOps speed the delivery of new applications. This speed is crucial to stay competitive and meet customer needs, but with that also comes the need to effectively and quickly secure those apps. Security often becomes the common pain point across all businesses as companies look for ways to eliminate time-consuming and retroactive operational processes to protect their business and better enable growth.
The emerging practice of Secure DevOps emphasizes the adoption of more timely, consistent processes and tools that improve the stability and security of software development by including the developer, right through to production with the end-user. Success in the Application Economy hinges on the ability to devise, build, deliver and operate differentiated applications without performance or security risk.
Ensuring the integration of security, together with DevOps and agile practices, adds the much-needed third pillar to high-speed software and development at scale. In combination with the right tools, APIs simplify security challenges for developers, amplifying the impact of agile processes and ultimately driving trust and confidence as core components of the customer experience. Modern security and development technology can accelerate the creation of innovative applications while leveraging and safeguarding existing sensitive data and assets.