Backslash vs.
Orchestration solutions

Let’s explore and compare Orchestrations or Security Orchestration and Correlation (ASOC)  tools with the distinctive features of Backslash.

Background

The core function of Orchestration tools lies in aggregating data from various application security tools and solutions. Its broad integration and correlation capabilities help provide a quick overview of the AppSec landscape. They generally offer out-of-the-box integration with open-source security tools, which is beneficial but also has its limitations. However, relying solely on ASOC and its native open-source integrations poses challenges:

  • Open-source tools, can't effectively reduce and prioritize risks.
  • Orchestration tools are not made to meet compliance requirements.
  • The need to integrate with additional tools makes the orchestration route more expensive.
  • Collecting data from many tools isn’t solving the problem of having a high rate of false positives and inaccurate data.
  • Correlating data from different tools often provides only a shallow level of insights, focusing solely on correlating the severities from the source tools.

Benefits

Let’s see a detailed comparison of the differences between Backslash and Orchestration solutions:

Backslash

ASOC (Application Security Orchestration and Correlation)

Simple, quick, and easy integration with the Git repository enables the provision of a complete security posture

Integration

30 minute implementation providing results within minutes

Emphasizes a meticulous and targeted strategy, offering in-depth security analysis and precise prioritization for effective risk mitigation

Offers reachability analysis out of the box for superior  prioritization

Offers precise prioritization for vulnerabilities based on reachability analysis, coupled with advanced features like EPSS, VEX and SBOM.

Gives Appsec visibility while still enabling collaboration by providing deep context  for developers

Integrates out of the box  with open-source software, providing broad but shallow and noisy results. Additionally, integration with commercial tools requires a significant amount of work.

Implementation requires many integration, making the implementation phase long and difficult

Provides high-level results but lack the depth required for intricate security contexts and risk mitigation

Necessitate additional tools and costs for deeper insights

Prioritization is dependent on open source tools, lacking deep application context and leaving high numbers of vulnerabilities and  false-positives

Built for visibility only, missing deep context for dev teams

Implementation Ease

Appsec and Dev collaboration

Vulnerability Prioritization

Built-in Reachability Analysis

Precision and Depth

Appsec and Dev collaboration

Cost-Efficiency

Bundles SAST, SCA and secrets  in one solution, providing comprehensive coverage for reduce cost

Involve additional costs for integrating multiple tools to achieve a better AppSec strategy

Accountability and support on results

Offers clear accountability and detailed results, facilitating efficient issue resolution

Lacks inherent accountability for results, and issues may require collaboration with integrated tools, potentially leading to delays

Backslash

Integration

Simple, quick, and easy integration with the Git repository enables the provision of a complete security posture

Implementation Ease

30 minute implementation providing results within minutes

Precision and Depth

Emphasizes a meticulous and targeted strategy, offering in-depth security analysis and precise prioritization for effective risk mitigation

Built-in Reachability Analysis

Offers reachability analysis out of the box for superior  prioritization

Vulnerability Prioritization

Offers precise prioritization for vulnerabilities based reachability analysis, coupled with advanced features like EPSS, VEX and SBOM.

Appsec and Dev collaboration

Gives Appsec visibility while still enabling collaboration by providing deep context  for developers

Cost-Efficiency

Bundles SAST, SCA and secrets  in one solution, providing comprehensive coverage for reduce cost

Accountability and support on esults

Offers clear accountability and detailed results, facilitating efficient issue resolution

ASOC (Application Security Orchestration and Correlation)

Integration

Integrates out of the box  with open-source software, providing broad but shallow and noisy results. Additionally, integration with commercial tools requires a significant amount of work.

Implementation Ease

Implementation requires many integration, making the implementation phase long and difficult

Precision and Depth

Provides high-level results but lack the depth required for intricate security contexts and risk mitigation

Built-in Reachability Analysis

Necessitate additional tools and costs for deeper insights

Vulnerability Prioritization

Prioritization is dependent on open source tools, lacking deep application context and leaving high numbers of vulnerabilities and  false-positives

Appsec and Dev collaboration

Built for visibility only, missing deep context for dev teams

Cost-Efficiency

Involve additional costs for integrating multiple tools to achieve a better AppSec strategy

Accountability and support on results

Lacks inherent accountability for results, and issues may require collaboration with integrated tools, potentially leading to delays

Orchestration tools are only as good as the tools they work with, meaning they aren't standalone solutions. Backslash takes a focused and detailed approach to application security. Prioritizing precision, Backslash places emphasis on depth, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the complexities inherent in potential security threats. This approach makes Backslash a great choice for organizations looking to get a clear visibility on your environment risk posture and prioritize accordingly.

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