Every day there are numerous kinds of software developed in the market. Some being professional software while some posing as business-class software but hidden behind them are amateur practices. Amateur software is hard to detect through developers when presenting the demo, might look appealing and aesthetically pleasing limitation persists after purchasing the software. What separates world-class software from amateur software is the difference in architecture and security.
However, cheap software will usually shed light on the look and feel of the software despite focusing on security features that make a system vulnerable against attackers that exist both as black or white hackers. There are some security features found in professional application software as follows. It is in the interest of users to have authenticated software with a digital signature. It can be achieved with a cheap code signing certificate as the certificate establishes the publisher’s reputation and increases users’ trust. If anyone has altered software code, the software while downloading shows an error.
- Application-Level Security
It involves applying the level of security according to the roles of each person. This includes a role-based menu system, for example, an organization that has an HR department can access HR features while the CEO can access the entire application as a whole. By maintaining this level of security ensures that unnecessary and irrelevant changes aren’t made in the application. Placing security features such as the implementation of passwords on different components within the application can restrict users who aren’t allowed to access that specific component without the authorization from the admin.
- Multitenant Security
Multi-tenant application is based on a single central administration by providing data access on a single security level meaning that users can access the same application but are only authorized to view their data. This helps to secure data from each other and reduces the cost by preventing developing separate applications for all users. Moreover, users having access to the same application ensures savings that come from sharing the same resources across all tenants. This implementation of shared resources allows the maintenance of resources for all customers and employees that can result in significant savings. For example, a modification made in resources would be rolled out to all users at once since everyone has access to the same resource.
- Single Sign-On
The single sign-on session allows users to enter their id and password in one place at a single time to get access to all resources. It becomes a convenient option for enterprises that allows all users’ applications to have access to its resources in one convenient portal that expedites the need for more systems and resources. The amount of time saved might seem the least benefit but users if wanting to access multiple resources by signing in every time can be time-consuming also leading to user frustration where users spend their time remembering passwords. A software house in the UK takes into account customer’s conveniences that allow ease of access of resources from a single platform by a single set of credentials.
- Privilege Access
Data integrity is one of the main concerns for organizations due to vulnerabilities of systems that are prone to attacks. In a growing organization, teams expand as well as data increasing both in volume and velocity. It’s crucial to implement privileged access to users to access a certain set of features according to user roles and security implemented to every individual. This provides flexibility by giving each user a different look and feel, add or hide user options and to perform different functionality but within a limited scope. For example, a software house in the UK implements a privileged access management system that helps to monitor, audit and prevent attacks from inside the system, limiting them to an extent of the application.
- User-Specific Data Sources
By user-specific meaning users accessing data with different data sources depending on the user. This security feature allows flexibility across the application as developers make sure what data sources the user needs access to resources. This helps to maintain data integrity that prevents users from making changes in multiple databases, restricting them to a unified data management system. With the user-specific database, the application will point to the correct database based on the user. For example, employees in a company have access to a local database while employees for a parent company needing access to another database, application directing to the correct database.
A software house in the UK, making sure that data remains intact and authentic across all databases with having activity audit to see what operations users perform to maintain data integrity.