White Papers

Enterprises implementing CI, CD, and DevOps releases are working with large-scale infrastructures, focusing on faster releases with sizeable code changes. As a result, scaling application security testing can be a complex process. However, despite the misconception that security slows down software releases, organizations can actually reduce risk and save themselves rework headaches by considering DevSecOps practices and implementing security activities early in the SDLC.

New research by the Ponemon Institute reveals that WAFs are failing to provide effective protection against application-layer attacks. Read the full report to learn the details of this concerning trend.

The primary goal when breaking the build in the CI/CD DevOps life cycle is to treat security issues with the same level of importance as quality and business requirements. If quality or security tests fail, the continuous integration server breaks the build. When the build breaks, the CI/CD pipeline also breaks. Based on the reason for the broken build, appropriate activities such as architecture risk analysis, threat modeling, or a manual code review are triggered.

As organizations embrace DevOps, developers and operations work closely together to push new software out rapidly, while improving the quality and making customers happy. However, with speed comes risk. How can these teams build security into their new DevOps culture to ensure secure, high-quality software? Create a DevSecOps plan.

Can you say with confidence that the open source components used in your applications are up-to-date with all crucial patches applied? It’s impossible to patch software when you don’t know you’re using it. The 2019 OSSRA report offers an in-depth look at the state of open source security, compliance, and code quality risk in commercial software.

The proliferation of APIs and business logic in web and mobile applications also increases an organization’s risk exposure. They are desirable targets for bad actors seeking to leverage legitimate functionality against the business itself. Learn the requirements for API and business logic abuse defense.

This new report, based on data from 211 large enterprises across the US, sheds light on the number of applications deployed, the number of attacks on these organizations, the staff they have to manage these attacks, and the tools they rely on to defend themselves. The data reveals that traditional security tools are ineffective and drain the productivity of security teams.There’s got to be a better way, and there is.

Download a complimentary version of the full report to learn:
- Why Gartner placed Synopsys in the Leaders’ quadrant
- Why application security testing is growing faster than any other security market
- Why security and risk management leaders must integrate application security testing into their security programs

See how adding four principles to the Agile Manifesto and your own Agile process can help you integrate critical security measures in a natural, efficient way.

Download this new whitepaper to discover the ROI of Compliant Database DevOps, the business value to be gained, and how it’s viewed from the perspective of a CEO, a CIO, or an IT manager. Paragraph description: What business benefits can Compliant Database DevOps bring your organization? How can you deliver value faster, whilst keeping data safe? This whitepaper illustrates the business value that can be realized and how it is viewed from the perspective of a CEO, a CIO, or an IT Manager. Using industry averages, the paper provides working examples of introducing DevOps practices across different stages of the database development and deployment process to calculate the ROI of Compliant Database DevOps. Download the whitepaper.

This report helps application leaders understand what’s needed to transform software for Agile and DevOps — with a focus on the role of Continuous Testing, SAP testing, and end-to-end testing across packaged apps, UI, APIs, mobile, and more. Download the complete report to learn:
- The critical capabilities for software testing tools
- How vendors compare across core capabilities and use cases
- Gartner’s insights on “enterprise end-to-end testing”: the ability to test across all layers of an application such as web or mobile device front ends, business logic layers (e.g., SAP), APIs, and cloud services components within a single console.

All the latest insights on DevOps adoption rates among SQL Server Professionals. Read the report to understand the challenges – and the opportunities – of adopting database DevOps alongside broader DevOps initiatives Paragraph description: This report contains the results of the latest annual survey SQL Server database professionals, across a range of industries and company sizes. Over 1000 organizations were asked whether they had adopted DevOps practices and if they had extended the same principles to databases. The responses give an understanding of the challenges – and the opportunities – of adopting Database DevOps, looking at how things have developed over the last 12 months, and what key challenges and requirements are driving DevOps adoption in 2019.

Download a complimentary copy of the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Software Test Automation.

The database DevOps magazine from Redgate Software explores the new world of compliant Database DevOps, and how to protect against data breaches without turning the database into a deployment bottleneck.

Tricentis commissioned Forrester to evaluate current software development and delivery priorities as well as key metrics tracked throughout the software development lifecycle. Download the report to learn:
- What 5 core Continuous Testing practices separate Agile/DevOps leaders from laggards
- How Continuous Testing practice usage & automation varies across leaders and laggards
- Where automation has the greatest impact on DevOps success
- About the dangerous “risk blind spot” in most organizations
- What quality metrics are most valuable at each phase of the delivery process

There is, inevitably, a cost to introducing database DevOps, but what kind of return can you expect from that investment? Redgate used some pioneering research into the real business benefits of DevOps, and calculated the actual $ cost from some real-world examples, to show the return for every stakeholder involved.

DevOps is becoming the new normal in application development, and DevSecOps is now entering the picture. By balancing the desire to release code faster with the need for the same code to be secure, it addresses increasing demands for data privacy. But what about the database? How can databases be included in both DevOps and DevSecOps? What additional measures should be considered to achieve truly compliant database DevOps? This whitepaper provides a valuable insight.

Software testing might not be as exciting as development, where abstract ideas are magically transformed into attractive interfaces you can showcase to customers and staff. However, testing can have a tremendous impact on the success of your digital transformation strategy. In fact, testing is often the silent killer of these efforts. Why? Because software testing is still dominated by yesterday’s tools and outdated processes — which don’t meet the needs of today’s accelerated development processes. Learn how this disconnect results in:
- Throttled acceleration
- Risk to your brand
- Poorly-allocated resources

Continuous integration and automated deployments become possible with database DevOps, paving the way to a complete continuous delivery process. Importantly, the biggest roadblock isn’t the hardware or software you require, it’s the development practices and strategies that need to change to accommodate it. This whitepaper gives some practical tips to introducing continuous delivery and including the database in your DevOps journey.

This report contains the results of Redgate's latest annual survey SQL Server database professionals, across a range of industries and company sizes. Over 700 organizations were asked whether they had adopted, or were planning to adopt, DevOps practices and how many of them had applied the same principles to their databases. The report looks at how things have developed over the last 12 months, and what key challenges and requirements are driving DevOps adoption in 2018.