Security: A Priority for Low-Code SaaS Solutions
Incorporating low-code platforms, apps, and solutions into software development and business process management result in numerous benefits such as faster integrations, accelerated software delivery, elevated user experiences, and so on.
Low-code platforms aren’t new, but demand for the technology has skyrocketed in the last two years as businesses struggle to meet stakeholder demand for more digital transformation. Companies that use low-code tools find that they can expand their digital transformation efforts by delivering business applications more quickly. Furthermore, low-code tools significantly reduce the time it takes to innovate.
With companies expanding product and service offerings, the demand for low-code, platform-based solutions has also increased. These solutions enable organizations to produce working solutions and integrations at a faster and more agile rate than traditional on-premises development.
Integration used to be a time-consuming IT process that necessitated custom development on both sides of the integration. To increase speed and efficiency, more organizations are turning to self-service and other solutions with “out of the box” functionality as they adopt a “buy versus build” approach to software development. Moreover, vendor-developed components of low-code tools provide a better user experience.
It has been established that the demand for low-code, platform-based solutions has grown. Low-code SaaS solutions can be effective for organizations looking for accelerated functionality. For flexibility and versatility, these tools frequently include pre-built models and templates that businesses can quickly implement and easily duplicate. However, in addition to ease of use and rapid functionality, companies must look for low-code tools with built-in security.
Security is an important consideration for low-code tools
Organizations that use low-code tools in any capacity, whether it’s a low-code platform for application development or a no-code SaaS solution for business process automation, must prioritize security.
When a firm introduces outside applications or third-party API integration into an environment, it is completely reliant on the vendor’s security implementation. If the vendor does not take security seriously, other parts of the solution may be vulnerable due to a flaw in another area.
Methods for Addressing the Security Risks of Low-code Tools
Organizations cannot assume the security of every tool, solution, or platform introduced into their environment. They must perform their own security due diligence in the software development pipeline or whenever a third-party app or tool is introduced.
Companies must also exercise caution when investigating new options and solutions to implement in their environments. Look for solutions that place security first. Examine the vendor’s approach to security before integrating any low-code solution.