Riding the Storm Out: Reducing Salesforce Development Delays
SaaS applications like Salesforce were built to be modified, to maximize productivity and streamline business processes. There are over 100,000 Salesforce developers, admins, and consultants, who are continuously modifying Salesforce. Yet modifications and custom development introduce critical security vulnerabilities, which are hard to detect with general-purpose application security testing (AST) tools.
AST tools were built to detect standard software vulnerabilities, not fluid and complex SaaS integrations. This mismatch fuels massive storms of false positives for Salesforce developers, slowing development and increasing security risk.
In recent interviews with Salesforce DevOps pros, we’ve detected a deep pattern of frustration with false-positive storms. You see it on Salesforce community forums regularly. Thousands of developer hours are wasted trying to fix non-existent vulnerabilities. Actual vulnerabilities are undetected and un-remediated while developers lose valuable time chasing false alarms.
Tools like Copado have streamlined Salesforce DevOps practices with purpose-built capabilities. We think it’s time for a purpose-built AST platform for Salesforce DevSecOps.
We invite you to read and comment on our latest paper: DevSecOps for Salesforce
Book a meeting and share your experiences with our expert team. S4 for Salesforce can help you accelerate development and lower risk by reducing false positives by up to 90%.