We’re (honestly) not snooty about our software versus anyone else’s. We just have a very critical eye, as far as software goes. It’s great for spotting security holes in particular, but there’s a far wider benefit in terms of evaluating software longevity and value on your behalf.
A comprehensive Software Audit is a prerequisite for our Legacy Support Services, where we do a thorough examination of any existing ‘alien’ software our clients need to preserve and have Helastel get to grips with.
Software Audits are valuable in many circumstances, including:
Typically in the form of penetration testing where qualified experts attempt to compromise software using common/known exploits and hacking techniques. We also conduct code reviews, which entail examining the composition of software coding for telltale security bugs and other risks.
Where clients are in the process of acquiring a business or its specific assets/IP, we execute a complete audit of the stability, security and preparedness for the future of the software in question, which – in turn – informs its commercial value.
This is where we assist clients in their buying decisions for new off-the-shelf software applications by closely examining and reporting on the comparative virtues, risks and cost models of various alternatives.