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Connecting the dots: How ecosystem integration influences customer success

Connecting the dots: How ecosystem integration influences customer success

Application Security (AppSec) testing is crucial to the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) in today's digital age. With the frequency of cyberattacks and data breaches increasing, businesses are looking for ways to harden their applications against the bad actors attempting to exploit their vulnerabilities. The ever-increasing complexity of modern web services deployed at scale means development teams need more tools to collaborate, build, deploy and secure code.

Integration among these expanding sets of tools is critical to ensure that vendors provide a complete security solution to their customers. Introducing unnecessary friction to developer workflow reduces code velocity, leading to the stagnant adoption of security tools across an enterprise. At Contrast, we launched the Security Innovation Alliance (SIA) to build a robust network of complementary solutions so customers can leverage Contrast’s insights wherever developers write and secure code. 

As part of the launch, Contrast is investing in new APIs to make extracting vulnerability data easier and adding context to our partners’ security tools that benefit from the unique insights instrumented application code provides. These include findings like application route coverage, flow maps, runtime library usage, blocked attacks on production applications and many more.

In addition to complementary security solutions, the developer ecosystem is constantly evolving with various tools to support the needs of a modern DevSecOps team. These include tools like:

  • Integrated development environments (IDEs)
  • Version control systems
  • Chat tools
  • Package managers
  • Work-tracking platforms
  • Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines
  • Workflow tools
  • Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)

At Contrast, we’ve built integrations into these developer toolchains and continue expanding the tools that can leverage Contrast data.

Integrations are crucial for Contrast Security to secure our customers’ applications effectively. They provide enhanced visibility, automate workflow and improve collaboration, allowing organizations to better protect against bad actors. Integrating with partners in the Security Innovation Alliance (SIA) allows Contrast to provide a more comprehensive view of an organization's security posture, making it easier to identify, respond and remediate potential threats wherever applications get deployed.

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Frank Gasparovic, Director, Ecosystem Engineering, Contrast Security

Frank Gasparovic, Director, Ecosystem Engineering, Contrast Security

Frank leads the integrations team at Contrast and is responsible for overseeing the integration of Contrast’s platform with complementary solutions. He works closely with customers and partners to ensure that their security needs are met and that they are able to effectively use the Contrast platform to keep their secure code moving.