Application Security Posture Management (ASPM) is an agile AppSec delivery model in which resources , processes and technologies are effectively employed to lead a high performance and systemic- yet sustainable AppSec program. ASPM allows organizations to prioritize, automate and govern their AppSec assets in order to close the gap between security and vulnerabilities, and begin owning their security scope from day one. 

ASPM is not just another catchy acronym for AppSec teams to use in boardrooms or scare developers with; it can effectively transform the way security teams practice and execute application security. 

Enso ASPM was built from extensive experience with the needs, gaps and pains of AppSec professionals. After witnessing first-hand the power of the ASPM approach, Enso introduced the first comprehensive ASPM solution in the market, and are now seeing its fast-growing integration in the AppSec industry. 


The benefits of Enso

How does Enso measure your application security posture? After gaining full visibility into your environment, Enso’s platform starts measuring security posture by consolidating data from all AppSec controls. This includes:

Measuring coverage of security controls - Gaps in coverage define the roadmap for future AppSec activities.

Quantifying and measuring defect reports - Large numbers of defects can be attributed to factors including poor programming and/or security false positives. Enso tracks this process and defines which defects are selected for remediation.

Measuring  the remediation process - Gaps in the remediation process, including its speed, point to a conflict between security and development on the priority of the backlog. Security teams use Enso to adjust their priorities or challenge those defined by development teams by generating proof of their importance.

For buidling your AppSec map connectors are available for

  • AppSec Testing Solutions (SAST, DAST, SCA, IAST, IaC, MAST, ASOC)
  • Application Protection Solutions (WAF, WaaP, RASP, Bot Mitigation, CI/CD Security)
  • AppSec Services (PT, Bug Bounty, Training, Code Review, EASM)

Leveraging the benefits of ASPM

  1. Identify which activities undertaken by the AppSec team are the most effective, in order to amend security strategy, optimize use of resources, and increase the coverage of the application security program. 
  2. Create a clear security baseline, enabling teams to make decisions based on data and improve security across the board.
  3. Foster a relationship of trust and cooperation with your developer teams. Create a common language in order to allow your organization to integrate security both into the culture and code, resulting in a system that is secure by design.
  4. Stop chasing the defects and focus on what’s business critical. ASPM focuses on owning security and managing a lean, prioritized and effective AppSec program, rather than obsessing over finding a higher volume of vulnerabilities which have no critical business importance. It places the asset as the central nutrient of your program– not the defects. 


  1. ASPM is always working for you, operating at all times and in no chronological order. Unlike the SSDLC which is based on a cyclical life cycle, ASPM is in constant operation, enabling security teams to identify important incidents or data before they hit production or even after.
  2. Customize it! ASPM is an approach that can be molded to fit the particular needs of an organization. Set a strategy and KPIs based on the tools, environment and resources unique to your organization. Once plugged in and with full visibility of the data, assets, tools and resources, a security roadmap is almost instantaneous to implement.