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How Security Audits Improve Reliability in Kentico 12?
Feb 19
2019

How Security Audits Improve Reliability in Kentico 12?

By Vasu Yerramsetti
How Security Audits Improve Reliability in Kentico 12?

The Kentico 12 audit norms are centered on a well-defined framework to sustain the entire application and comply with the desired standards of performance. The structured framework involves a detailed assessment of the life-cycle and recommendations which are unique and tailored to the current performance of the system.

The audit report delivers a comprehensive standing on key parameters such as uptime, efficiency, and stability. This will streamline omni-channel content marketing and publishing for digitally-centered enterprises, helping them achieve significant business targets and goals. Similarly, a Health Audit report would contain valuable insights of Kentico site performance including the crucial cues on your site’s current speed.

The audit report is prepared with integrity, thereby highlighting even isolated issues based on whether those are trivial or critical – often listed in order from the highest to the lowest impact on the performance of a client application. The findings are documented along with actionable insights and resolutions to address irregularities in sustaining 100% uptime.

A thorough audit of an existing Kentico platform revolves around the following parameters:

Kentico Environment

An audit involves the review of Kentico environment, which essentially covers the server and network architecture. This is to ensure each implementation is capable of delivering cutting-edge performance, scalability, and high standards of recovery in case of a disaster. Measures to optimize load balancing and overall network architecture are also recommended.

Content Efficacy

The content efficacy audit often involves engineers that help improve the nature and number of exclusive content templates. The audit findings could cut down hundreds of templates into just 20 of those, while maintaining the same level of content augmentation and delivery. The procedure facilitates reuse of content across the delivery channels and the target audience profiles.

Code Quality

The Code Quality audit ensures the Kentico application has been built around the best coding practices and the highest feasible quality exists in terms of web application development. A thorough analysis of the ASP.NET code would reveal potential risks of malware injection that could then be rectified by following the proposed resolutions in the audit report. Quality issues in the code can be detected with manual as well as automated tools.

Integration

A Kentico quality audit at the integration level can ensure the stability of an installed and functioning application. Such an audit looks at the architecture and consistencyof the Kentico software with third-party or legacy systems. This helps in eliminating vulnerabilities from the entire application at a modular level, thereby restoring stability as well as fixing performance issues thatcan be resolved by implementing post-audit resolution proposals.

Performance

A dedicated diagnostic tool for Kentico 12 is capable of identifying performance issues that revolve around parameters like file compression, magnitude and number of caching layers, image sizes, and other metrics that can be identified and measured. This will bolster the high-end potential of the overall CMS application and contribute towards modest as well as challenging business goals.

Custom Security Options

The latest Kentico release offers certain custom security ‘factors’ that are considered for an audit along with the typical parameters. These include - but are not limited to - Document Asset Management (DAM), chatbots integrations, content API provisioning, and content governance - which impact all the aspects of content publishing lifecycle.

A comprehensive audit is initiated by documenting the audit expectations, which is based on contextual information. This is followed by the analysis of auditable parameters of the project, which allows the creation of an assessment report. We then deliver the results report outlining the key performance areas of the website in question.


About Author

With over 15+ years of experience in IT, Vasu is a certified Kenitco 10 developer, and has sound knowledge in leveraging Kentico products. He has been a pioneer in Agile Development Methodology with knowledge on analysis, system design, process modeling, data modeling, database design, and testing.

Vasu has specialized in several significant areas including Market Automation, Intranet, e-Commerce, and WCMS. With an able and proven leadership of Vasu, project teams have helped clients leverage change and scale up their operations using cutting-edge enterprise applications.


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