LCAP’s Missing Link:
Modern Security Practices and Tooling.
By allowing the creation of complex applications using drag-and-drop interfaces, LCAP platforms greatly simplify the application development experience.
They also make application development accessible for everyone in the business, so that stakeholders can build what they need, when they need it, and on their own – without waiting on professional developers.
Yet, with the power of LCAP comes a variety of potential security risks.
- The central IT/Security teams often have no visibility over LCAP platforms. Their existing observability tools are unable to address Low-Code/No-Code assets. This means that they can’t use standard security tools or processes to review, nor vet and track Low-Code/No-Code apps.
- LCAP platforms are frequently missing environment separation controls and security gates, making it very easy for a maker to introduce an insecure application directly into a production environment.
- Applications created using LCAP can often access sensitive business data or PII. But, since existing security and compliance solutions don’t cover Low-Code/No-Code applications, they could violate compliance requirements like GDPR or HIPAA. Plus, even if compliance rules are established, LCAP developers aren’t always aware of the rules they need to follow and the implications of doing so.
- As beautiful and simple as Low-Code/No-Code development is, the simplicity can do harm. It is common for makers to use custom or third-party connectors, which they introduce into their environments without proper sanitation or monitoring.
This can result in supply-chain and malware-related risks.
Zenity Protects Against Low-Code/No-Code Security Risks.
Zenity is the sentinel that protects businesses against Low-Code/No-Code application security risks by automatically discovering and categorizing all of the Low-Code/No-Code applications that exist in your environment, assessing them for security issues and mitigating risks based on policies that you define.
The first step in securing Low-Code/No-Code applications is knowing which ones are running in your business, by whom and when they were created or modified, and how they are connected to other elements in your environment. Zenity automatically compiles an inventory of LCAP assets to provide full visibility into potential risks.
By parsing Low-Code/No-Code application definitions, relationships and data flows, Zenity identifies application security risks such as exposed secrets, breaking of least privilege principles, data misuse and beyond.
Zenity doesn’t just alert your IT or security teams about Low-Code/No-Code security risks.
One of the core principles in dealing with such risks is manageability at scale – which is why Zenity also provides environment definition, policy customization and automated enforcement and mitigation actions via playbooks.
LCAP Solutions Should Be Advantageous for Citizen-Developers, Not a Security Liability.
Zenity ensures that you can leverage LCAP to move quickly in creating business applications, without skimping on security. Make LCAP solutions a source of speed and efficiency for citizen-developers, not a security liability.
By supporting a variety of popular LCAP solutions, such as Microsoft Power Platform, Outsystems, Appian, Salesforce, ServiceNow and others, Zenity helps you to secure apps and data no matter which tools you use to build low-code business applications or what you do with those apps.
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