How can you ensure you’re delivering secure software to market?

SD Elements helps companies build software that is secure by design.
It does this by “shifting left”: introducing security controls early in the software development process, and then tracking implementation of these controls throughout the software development lifecycle.


To avoid security weaknesses, each phase of your software development process must include the appropriate security analysis, defenses, and countermeasures to avoid vulnerabilities or security holes that hackers could exploit.

However, the security expertise needed to solve these issues can be hard to find. Manual processes for documenting and verifying security requirements are still widespread. Consistent implementation of security controls across dozens, or even hundreds, of projects isa daunting challenge. Software vulnerabilities are found far too late in the release cycle. Their remediation can be expensive and time-consuming, delaying software release, and ultimately impacting your bottom line.


SD Elements helps you ensure software security is included from the very beginning of software development, enabling you to deliver more secure, compliant software faster.

SD Elements helps you ensure software security is included from the very beginning of software development, enabling you to deliver more secure, compliant software faster.


Below are just some of the benefits SD Elements offers:

Accelerate Software Releases

Speed up risk assessment, threat modeling, and secure development by automating proactive security processes before a single line of code is written, improving time to market without sacrificing security.

Avoid Expensive Remediation

Deliver secure software instead of having to fix security holes after release. Shift your coders to secure development practices from the start by providing actionable requirements, secure coding guidelines, and highly relevant, just-in-time training.

Validate Compliance

Know the status of security activities at any point during the project life cycle. Get a clear view of your corporate risk and compliance posture at any time, and be audit and assessment ready by letting SD Elements help you demonstrate compliance.

Integrate Seamlessly

Leverage integrations with leading tools for issue tracking, security testing (SAST/DAST), Continuous Integration/Continuous Development (CI/CD), and Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC). Utilize Open APIs and SDKs for maximum flexibility when building out DevOps toolchains.


Mature and scale DevSecOps secure application coding practices across your entire application portfolio. Expand your secure coding best practices from just a few applications to your entire software portfolio in weeks or months, rather than years.
Our process

How does SD Elements work?

Step 1: Information Gathering

SD Elements’ dynamic survey gathers key data in minutes, capturing essential information about your deployment environment, technology stack, and regulatory and internal compliance requirements. Even if details are limited, SD Elements’ built-in logic identifies and helps you prioritize your next steps, and it will further refine its guidance over time when you add more detailed information.

Step 2: Expert Assessment

SD Elements’ advanced decision-making engine automatically identifies risks, threats, and potential weaknesses, drawing on the information gathered during Step 1.
By ranking your overall risk relative to your company’s security and compliance policies, SD Elements enables you to take a more strategic approach to managing applications.

Step 3: Recommendations

Translating threats, risks, and compliance requirements into specific, actionable recommendations and controls, SD Elements seamlessly integrates these with your existing trackers, including tools like VersionOne, Azure Boards, and Jira.

Leveraging its regularly updated content library, SD Elements draws on thousands of recommendations from all over the world that we map to regulatory standards and translate into specific, actionable tasks for your team.

Step 4: Validation and Reports

Easily validate that security controls are underway, or complete, with SD Elements, as it integrates with testing tools, such as Veracode, Fortify, and Checkmarx.

Capture insights and snapshots from your dashboard, or create compliance status reports in seconds.

SD Elements also offers detailed analytics for all projects, so your security experts can focus their efforts where they are most needed.


Are you struggling to deliver software on time while still meeting secure code requirements?

Learn how SD Elements can streamline software security requirements definition and control implementation and tracking.