Testing for security vulnerabilities happens late in the development lifecycle. At this stage, only a limited number of security defects can be found. And when found, they're expensive to fix—up to 100 times more expensive or more than if found in the requirements phase! It's better to build security into applications from the ground up—design it in rather than relying on testing alone.

HP Comprehensive Applications Threat Analysis Service does just that. We can analyze applications early in the lifecycle to identify vulnerabilities and recommend changes where you realize the most value—before coding begins. HP Comprehensive Applications Threat Analysis Service drives down the cost of making applications secure by finding threats early to avoid rework and can avoid many more vulnerabilities than testing alone.

CATA can also be effectively used to analyze existing applications to assess their security risk posture and remediate findings. It also functions very efficiently like an Independent Validation and Verification (IV&V) of security requirements and architectural security resilience for any applications development projects.


Security and quality experts

HP Comprehensive Applications Threat Analysis service combines our expertise in security and software quality management. It can help you get it right the first time, rather than fixing problems after they are created.

Benefits of the CATA service:

  • Enables the ability to architect “secure-by-design” applications.
  • Provides a low cost steady-state security quality assessment and improvement approach which can be applied throughout the development lifecycle to minimize or eliminate rework costs.
  • Leverages the same superior quality methodology HP optimized and applied hundreds of times over several years to assess and achieve high security assurance in its own applications.
  • Delivers expertise and a methodology that allows reviewed applications to have much higher security assurance than the industry norm.
  • Leverages the expertise of HP’s 3,000+ security consultants hold more than one security certification, including, but not limited to CISSP, CISM, CAP, CSSLP, and CISA.