SDE LogoFrequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is SD Elements only valuable for new applications?
  2. Will my developers want to use/log into SD Elements?
  3. Does SD Elements work will for Agile and DevOps?
  4. How does SD Elements compare to a scanner or something that verifies vulnerabilities?
  5. Is SD Elements better than secure coding guidelines documents?
  6. Do you support our programming language/app type/technology/compliance framework?
  7. How much does SD Elements cost?

Question:

Is SD Elements only valuable for new applications?

Answer:

Many of our clients model 95% of their pre-existing applications in SD Elements to establish a comprehensive security baseline and prioritize work for the next release. Learn More

Question:

Will my developers want to use/log into SD Elements?

Answer:

The product is designed to be used within popular ALM environments (eg. JIRA) so that developers don’t have to change their workflow, or learn a new tool. Learn More

Question:

Does SD Elements work will for Agile and DevOps?

Answer:

Yes. Using SD Elements automates much of the work in tracking, deploying and validating security requirements so that it happens quickly and security doesn’t become the bottleneck in a rapid deployment software development model.

Question:

How does SD Elements compare to a scanner or something that verifies vulnerabilities?

Answer:

We help you become more efficient by eliminating the security issues before you start scanning. By the time scanning happens, there will be far fewer findings, resulting in much lower remediation costs. Using our product will turn scanners into more effective validation tools.

Question:

Is SD Elements better than secure coding guidelines documents?

Answer:

Our product is dynamic. It allows you to insert non-functional requirements into the development stream. As new threats or compliance issues arise, we update the product for you and push the new tasks right into the process. Developers are much more likely to use the product as opposed to reading static Word/Excel documents.

Question:

Do you support our programming language/app type/technology/compliance framework?

Answer:

SD Elements uses a framework that supports all languages universally. Learn More

Question:

How much does SD Elements cost?

Answer:

The cost of SD Elements is based on the product tier and the size of the development team. Due to the time and money saved, our clients have found that the product pays for itself in as little as 4 months. Please contact one of our sales reps to learn more.

Security Compass Logo