Top Security Benefits of Custom Software Development
“60% of cyber attacks are targeted at small to medium-sized businesses.” – Verizon
“43% of cyber attacks target small businesses.” – Keeper Security
“91% of consumers won’t do business with a company if they don’t trust their security practices.” – CISCO
The security of your software is essential to your business. It can be expensive to fix a software problem, and it takes a long time to get the assistance you need from the systems administrator. The best way to protect yourself from any issues that might come up is to develop custom software instead of using off-the-shelf packages that may have been compromised.
Custom software development gives you more control over quality in several ways:
#You’ll Have More Control Over Security Issues
The security of your custom software will be based on your requirements and specifications, so it’s unlikely that any issues will arise unless they’re addressed explicitly in the design phase (which takes time). If there are bugs in existing code, they can easily be fixed by modifying it later rather than starting from scratch with new code whenever there’s an issue with one part of the system.
In addition, because you’ll have control over how certain aspects of your custom software are implemented (such as how data is stored), you can ensure it meets your specific needs without worrying about other teams changing things without consulting you first.
#You’ll Be Able To Monitor It More Easily
Using a third-party vendor or outsourcer to build your custom software may take months to see any results. This means that monitoring the project can be difficult, if not impossible. With in-house development, however, you’ll have access to real-time data about what’s happening with your implementation and how users interact — which is essential when looking for ways to improve user experiences.
With custom software development, you can also enjoy ongoing security maintenance and support. This means that any security issues or vulnerabilities can be addressed immediately, reducing the risk of data breaches or other security incidents.
#Custom Software Development Improves Compliance Standards
Custom software development can help improve compliance standards. For instance, if your company must maintain specific security standards, hiring professionals who specialize in the field would be a good idea.
When you hire a custom software development company for this, you can meet specific security needs of your business that are not met by off-the-shelf tools and software. For example, if your company must maintain strict security standards, hiring a professional specializing in this area can help you achieve this goal.
This means you can also comply with regulations such as PCI (Payment Card Industry) or HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act). You should take advantage of custom software development services if your company has any need for compliance standards at all times.
#You’ll Have More Control over Quality
With custom software development, you can design security features that are tailored to your specific needs. This means that you can build security features that are more robust and comprehensive, making it harder for attackers to exploit vulnerabilities.
With custom software development, you can incorporate changes at any point in the development process. This means that if there are any issues or changes in your business requirements, you can make adjustments as needed to ensure that the software continues to meet your quality standards.
Custom software is developed by teams, each with its responsibilities and roles. Security auditing is done by different departments within the company, including technical staff, legal counsel and risk management professionals. The audit ensures that all aspects of the project are secure before it goes out into the world for use by customers or employees.
Custom software development also allows you to have greater control over the testing process. You can test the software for security vulnerabilities in different environments and scenarios to ensure that it meets your security standards.
A custom application will be hosted on a server with an administration panel where users can control access levels and permissions for certain files or folders on their computer system. A secure hosting solution ensures that there are no vulnerabilities in this environment that could allow hackers access to sensitive information such as credit card numbers or other financial data stored on the server itself or in external storage devices (such as USB flash drives).
The security of your custom software development project also depends on your source code’s security. A custom software development company should ensure that they are using secure programming languages and frameworks and that they have taken steps to prevent any unauthorized access to their source code by using encryption techniques (such as encryption at rest).
In summary, custom software development gives you greater control over the quality of your software by tailoring it to your specific needs, providing more rigorous testing, allowing for flexibility to incorporate changes, and providing ongoing maintenance and support.
At Abaca Systems, we specialize in providing custom software solutions that are tailored to our clients’ specific needs and requirements, ensuring that their software is secure, reliable, and meets compliance standards. Our team of experienced developers and security experts work closely with clients to develop software that addresses their unique challenges and requirements and provides ongoing maintenance and support to ensure that their software remains secure and up-to-date. If you’re looking for a secure, reliable, and tailored custom software solution to your business needs, contact us at Abaca Systems today.