RFA Launches Application Lifecycle Management

28 Sep 2021

RFA Launches Application Lifecycle Management

RFA Launches Application Lifecycle Management, expanding it’s suite of Development Security Operations services for clients.

RFA, the specialist IT provider to the financial services industry, today announced the launch of a new Development Security Operations (DevSecOps) service to its clients. Focusing on cloud, cybersecurity, managed data and IT service management, RFA is a leading force in IT innovation, service and cyber security.

RFA has a proven track record working with clients in the professional financial services and alternative investment sectors. Focussing on providing exemplary service and support, RFA has developed Application Lifecycle Management as a positive addition to its Data Management suite of services. Providing Code Security by applying a new principal of DevSecOps after a year of testing, RFA has integrated into its continuous integration and deployment practice an additional step that performs a static code analysis against security vulnerabilities during the build process. This enables development teams to be agile and deploy multiple times a day, without comprising security. Most coding practices require scheduled reviews and third-party auditors that do not provide real time monitoring.

The shift in the sophistication of cyber attacks means development of open source projects, products, or initiatives by development teams can be at greater risk of cyber breach. An early adopter of new technologies and development practices, RFA is supporting its clients to embrace the principles of open exchange and collaborative participation with the Application Lifecycle Management tool.

Yohan Kim, CEO at RFA said

“The world of development has become more dependent on open-source packages, and it greatly increases the risk in the introduction of vulnerable or compromised software packages. Several instances of theft at Crypto funds were due to a lack of code security. Code was manipulated by hackers to reroute funds while the company was unaware of the changes during deployment into production. RFA’s DevSecOps process protects our applications as well as our clients’ applications to greatly reduce these types of exploits.”

RFA’s Global MD and CRO, George Ralph, commented

“RFA has a proven track record in IT innovation. Our DevOps team have made great advances in the last year to support our clients with ongoing security challenges created by the rise in cyber criminals’ activity. Cybersecurity is a key concern for traditional funds but also for newer digital asset funds entering the market and at RFA we are well equipped to provide leading service and solutions to all alternative asset managers.”

Focusing on providing dynamic and flexible working options, as well as continued decentralised cybersecurity for end points, staff and behavioural analysis, RFA’s wider managed security service combines continuous proactive monitoring of endpoints, networks, applications and web resources with user behaviour analytics and investigations by teams based in a dedicated Security Operations Centre (SOC). The ability to observe behaviour and activity continuously in real time and correlate the data across thousands of events each day means RFA’s preventative AI solutions have far better reach and scalability than traditional cybersecurity solutions. This joined up approach between machine learning enabled technologies, development and security experts encourages preventive solutions to threats from entering at any point and moving laterally.

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