Intelligent CIO APAC Issue 26 - Page 75

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HOW TO MODERNIZE THOSE LEGACY APPS WITHOUT COMPROMISING SECURITY

Yaniv Hoffman , Vice President and Managing Director – Radware APJ , tells us how legacy apps can be modernized without security problems . He says : “ It is through frictionless security that critical applications can be protected without security getting in the way or generating management overhead .”

At a time when Digital Transformation has become central to business , even the most important applications come with a ‘ use-by ’ date . Left unchecked , legacy code inside these applications can become a hindrance over time , limiting DevOps teams whose job it is to innovate .

Legacy applications are also more likely to suffer the sort of security issues which can be difficult to mitigate .
Monolithic legacy on-premises applications rely on older and more limited frameworks , software libraries and operating systems . This creates knockon problems when deploying these applications with newer software architectures , and forces DevOps to expend resources attempting to integrate and understand legacy code .
Legacy applications are also more likely to suffer the sort of security issues which can be difficult to mitigate .
Application modernization is an approach that yields clear benefits by allowing organizations to overcome these problems without simply abandoning applications altogether , updating enough code to bind the old and the new together .
Through application modernization , organizations can enhance existing applications , integrating them with newer frameworks and infrastructure platforms . This
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