The operating system (OS) is, in fact, software. There are many different software components in the OS that are susceptible to flaws and Microsoft's dominance in the IT world has made them a convenient target for security attacks. As security fixes have progressed, it has become increasingly difficult to find new flaws in the OS components and relatively easy to find software vulnerabilities in other applications. As hackers have done their own cost effective calculations, they have begun to target non-OS software components. Therefore, today we are seeing a large increase in vulnerabilities found in other software applications.
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- What do I need to use beSTORM? Do I access it via the Internet or do I license and install the software on my own servers?
- How is beSTORM different from other security products available today?
- What other alternatives are available to software vendors?
- How is beSTORM different than Automated Scanning?
- How does beSTORM test for security holes during the development cycle without the need for source code?
- Is beSTORM easy to use?
- Who will use beSTORM?
- How does beSTORM work?
- Why are tools that monitor software vulnerabilities growing in importance? Aren’t the majority of problems focused on operating systems?
- How does vulnerability assessment help alleviate security problems in software?