Software Code Audit Services
An Expert Look into Code Quality and Security
With 34 years in software development and 20 years in cybersecurity, ScienceSoft offers code audit services to facilitate software release and evolution, and ensure software security, compliance, and seamless performance.
Carried out by a joint team of senior developers and security experts, software code audit implies a combination of automated techniques and manual code analysis to provide a holistic view of code quality and security.
Who Can Benefit from Our Code Audit
Corporate software customers
- Evaluate the quality of the software you are planning to invest in.
- Enhance the performance of custom or platform-based solutions currently in use.
- Prevent security and compliance breaches caused by source code issues.
- Ensure code consistency in case of contracting a new team of developers.
Software product vendors
- Ensure that your source code adheres to best coding practices.
- Prevent or reduce technical debt.
- Be confident in the code quality and security when the product goes to the market.
- Promptly address user feedback and speed up releases.
- Ensure smooth software evolution.
What We Check within Our Code Audit
Code security audit
To assess code security, we:
- Check security mechanisms and properties, such as auditing and logging, input/data validation, code obfuscation, code thread safety, serialization filtering, session management, and more.
- Evaluate the security of communication, input/output operations, connection strings.
- Reveal race condition, buffer overflow, code injection and cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities and encryption errors.
All-around code audit
In addition to code security, we evaluate the code against best coding practices. We check:
- Descriptive names for code variables.
- Code comments and documentation.
- Utilization of ready frameworks and reusable components.
- Code splitting.
- Code portability.
- Version control.
- Exception-handling mechanisms.
- Use of linter tools, such as SonarQube, ESLint, and more.
- Since 1989 in software development and IT consulting, over 3,600+ success stories across 30+ industries.
- Since 2003 in information security, a solid portfolio of completed projects.
- Since 2013 in DevOps and CI/CD.
Competent code reviewers
- Senior developers proficient in a broad variety of programming languages and frameworks.
- Seasoned security engineers and compliance consultants (ISO 9001, ISO 27001, HIPAA, GDPR, PCI DSS, NIST CSF, and more).
- Proficiency in static code analyzers (e.g., SonarQube, Roslyn), database profilers (e.g., Microsoft SQL Server Profiler), memory and performance profilers (e.g., dotTrace, dotMemory).
- Adherence to OWASP Application Security Verification Standard.
Guaranteed service quality
- A mature quality management system confirmed by ISO 9001 certification.
- Complete security of the sensitive data we access proven by ISO 27001 certification.
- A leading outsourcing provider recognized by IAOP.
Trusted by global brands
Tried and True Techniques We Use to Provide a 360-Degree View of Your Code
Static code analysis
We run a series of automated checks to compare the code against a predefined set of rules or best practices. After that, we manually analyze the findings to exclude false positives.
Manual code review
To gain a deeper insight into the code issues, we examine the source code line by line, taking into account the software architecture and business logic as well as the target of the audit: e.g., assessing code compliance or scalability.
For deeper insights into code security issues, we additionally employ dynamic code analysis. It means we analyze running code and attempt attacks from outside to see how a real-world hacker can find and exploit code vulnerabilities to get hold of an app’s data and functionality.
Where You Win with ScienceSoft
We base our audits on code quality KPIs: e.g., Cyclomatic Complexity, Maintainability Index and help you improve project-level KPIs, such as cycle time, deployment frequency, and more.
We precisely target your goals (e.g., confirm or reaffirm compliance, start an evolution project) to offer the best cost-benefit ratio for you.
Actionable advice and practical help
Not limiting ourselves to code evaluation, we are ready to provide clear guidelines on or fully take over code improvement and error remediation.
Code Audit for a Windows Application and an iOS App
ScienceSoft's team performed a manual code review and automated static code analysis to assess the code's readability, correctness, robustness, efficiency, and logical structure, identify code issues, and comment on the code style. After that, we restored the source code documentation and provided build instructions to facilitate the application's further development.
Cloud Application Code Review and Pentesting for an Award-Winning IT Company
ScienceSoft’s security testers performed automated source code review with IBM Application Security on Cloud, while our solution architect conducted a manual source code review. The combination of manual and automated checks allowed the team to get in-depth understanding of the critical source code issues that could compromise the app’s functionality and lead to data leakage.
Comprehensive Quality Assessment of a Patient Portal for a US Healthcare Service Provider
As part of the quality assessment of a patient portal, ScienceSoft’s team audited its source code to evaluate its security, testability, consistency, and logical structure. We detected multiple severe errors in the code and provided remediation guidance.
Quality Assessment and Redesign of a Custom EHR Application for a US Chiropractic Care Provider
ScienceSoft reviewed the application code and verified its compliance with PSR standards. As the code turned out to be ill-structured, overwhelmed with software workarounds, had many redundant lines and contained security vulnerabilities that could lead to PHI disclosure, ScienceSoft’s team recommended redevelopment of the solution and assisted with its redesign.
UX/UI Audit and Code Review of an Android App for Delivery Service Drivers
As a result of application code and architecture audit, ScienceSoft’s senior Android developer revealed multiple issues with deprecated third-party dependencies, memory leaks, and insufficient test coverage. He provided a comprehensive report describing the causes of the issues and the necessary fixes to improve the code and its maintainability.
Choose the Service Option that Answers Your Needs
YAGER Development GmbH
ScienceSoft has been a life savior for us and our players when we were about to release our video game The Cycle Frontier and were facing immediate issues in terms of backend scalability. Their combination of expert knowledge at Microsoft Azure .NET and great agile collaboration skills allowed us to start working fast and effectively together in solving problems which allowed us to release. We are forever grateful for the help ScienceSoft provided us and would recommend anyone who is in a similar situation.
Prof. Dr. Department of Biomedical Science
ScienceSoft provided an excellent level of service in code assessment of our existing healthcare application for life science research. They bring top quality talents and deep knowledge of IT technologies and approaches in accordance with ISO13485 and IEC62304 standards. I would also like to point out that ScienceSoft’s team demonstrated a great engineering culture, proactive approach in work, and the communication was easy and clear. I would certainly recommend ScienceSoft as a reliable partner in IT consulting.
ScienceSoft’s PHP team has fixed the app’s security issues and has enhanced its features like financial reporting and attendance tracking to make the app more efficient and easy to use. We are fully satisfied with the current results, and we are going to continue our cooperation with ScienceSoft on this project. We plan to use their help in migrating the app to an up-to-date modern PHP framework to make the most of the app capabilities and keep up with the latest IT standards.
ScienceSoft didn't fall short of expectations. Their PHP and Node.js skills are excellent. ScienceSoft delivers great technical quality, really dedicated developers, eager to solve problems, and positive about their work and area of expertise. I appreciate their reactivity and collaborative approach. Our investment surely pays off. I know I can rely on them and I like it.
ScienceSoft’s cybersecurity team proved to be result-oriented and attentive to detail. The team responded quickly and produced useful reports which were easy to understand and implement if required. When the testing activities were completed, ScienceSoft provided us with the recommendations for improving our application's security level. Thanks to ScienceSoft, we were able to ensure a higher level of protection of our cloud application and the sensitive customer data stored in it.
ScienceSoft’s C++ developers have been assisting Supponor in the ongoing development of the software for the past 11 years. Over this time, they have become an indispensable part of our team. ScienceSoft’s experience in cross-platform, real-time systems, and computer graphics as well as their robust skills in integrations across a wide range of highly specific hardware helps to ensure consistently high performance and wide compatibility of Supponor’s products.