mdr appsec

Application Security: Managed Services

  • Simplify application security
    Reduce complexity and manage appsec risk with guidance from a dedicated security advisor and appsec experts.

  • Simulate real-world attacks
    We’ll automatically assess your modern web apps and APIs with the same real-world TTPs that attackers use.

  • Reduce noise, save time, secure faster
    Ideal for lean security teams, managed appsec provides superior coverage and risk reduction, freeing your team up for more priority security initiatives.

Secure applications with confidence across the entire SDLC

Understand exactly where you should invest development resources to harden your posture, limit potential risks, and prioritize remediation.

Reduce risk and save time

Let us help you to minimize your workload, maximize your productivity, and free you up for other tasks by focusing your remediation efforts on what matters most.


Implement a successful program

Our comprehensive approach includes everything from configuration, to scheduling scans, to monitoring scans, and working with your team to progress your program.

Accelerate progress toward your goals

We guarantee consistent application assessments, so you can be confident in the results. Our experts will review findings, validate vulnerabilities, and remove false positives.

Managed Application Security Key Features

  • Dynamic application security testing (DAST)
  • External and internal web application scanning
  • Support for modern applications (e.g. APIs and single-page applications (SPAs))
  • Service deployment and application onboarding
  • Dedicated Customer Advisor
  • Managed Operations Analyst
  • Scan configuration, scheduling, and maintenance/troubleshooting
  • Vulnerability validation/false positive removal

Secure Modern Web Applications

  • The underlying Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST) technology behind Managed AppSec and InsightAppSec helps security teams to accurately and reliably assess modern web apps and APIs for potential vulnerabilities like SQL injection, XSS, and CSRF. Our team uses InsightAppSec’s ability to assess and report on how your web app security stands up to attackers and any potential compliance risk you might face.

Managed Application Security FAQs

  • What is managed application security?

    Managed application security is a service delivered by a Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) to operationalize part or all of your application security program. Whether it’s scanning, validating vulnerabilities, or targeted reporting, you can offload these responsibilities to a trusted partner to free up time for higher-level business priorities. 

  • How does managed application security work?

    Managed application security testing and remediation services work by:

    • Managing scans: Creating and scheduling scan configurations 
    • Validating vulnerabilities: Reviewing findings, validating vulnerabilities, and removing false positives 

    • Leveraging targeted reporting: Staying web-app compliant via focused scanning and reporting

    • Prioritizing remediation: Providing guidance and recommendations for remediations
    • Testing business-logic: Assessing application functionalities like process timing, tampering checks, workflow circumvention, and more   

  • What are the benefits of managed application security services?

    The benefits of managed application security services are:

    • Accelerating release cycles

    • Avoiding remediation downtime

    • Minimizing time-to-remediation

    • Reducing costs

    • Prioritizing key vulnerabilities

  • What is the difference between static application security testing (SAST) and dynamic application security testing (DAST)?

    The difference between SAST and DAST is the time at which the application and its code are scanned. SAST scans the application while it’s at rest and DAST scans the application while it is running (also known as “at runtime”).

Helping 11,000+ global companies take the gloves off - View Customer Stories

“If we managed application security tools internally, we’d see hundreds of alerts and have to parse through and figure out what’s what. Managed AppSec is a lot more manageable than having a static Excel sheet or a PDF of a hundred things to look into.”
Carl Stern, Director of Information Security - Experity

More MAS Resources


Rapid7 Managed Application Security Service Brief

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Experity Case Study