Spring to Security: Get Insights with New Spring Health Assessment

January 8, 2024 Michelle Sebek

Ensuring the health and security of your cloud native applications is paramount. The Spring Health Assessment Reporting Tool is an easy-to-use, free tool designed to empower organizations by providing insights into their Spring applications. In this blog post, we dive into what the Spring Health Assessment is, its significance, and how it addresses the concerns of software developers.

What is the Spring Health Assessment Report? 

The Spring Health Assessment is a low-friction approach to the Spring health assessment. It gives you insight into the overall health of your Spring application project from a support and security perspective. It includes details on the currently supported nature of its dependencies, possible exposures to security vulnerabilities, as well as a high-level guide to the expected cost of upgrading the application to a more recent version of Spring. Simplifying the process, users need only provide a list of Spring libraries along with their versions.

Get insights and identify potential risks

The Spring Health Assessment can help you effectively identify, remediate, and mitigate risks within your application within minutes by bringing awareness of the current support status and potential vulnerabilities that might exist in a Spring application. By assessing vulnerabilities in your brownfield environment, you can start meaningful conversations about how to improve the health, compliance, and security of your app estate. 

Security vulnerability assessment

Deploying cloud native applications without vulnerabilities is one of the top priorities for platform teams in any industry. And keeping external dependencies updated is crucial for mitigating security threats and ensuring the resilience of your business. 

The Spring Health Assessment makes this easier by identifying potential security risks associated with outdated versions of Spring. The security vulnerability assessment can help you identify potential vulnerabilities in your Spring libraries and their transitive dependencies, making it easier to apply upgrades to mitigate security risks.

OSS support status analysis

Support for open source software (OSS) varies and can change, making it difficult for enterprises to rely on. The Spring Health Assessment performs a detailed analysis of each of your Spring libraries and produces a summary of the OSS support status for them.

Migration effort analysis

Upgrading apps isn’t easy. The Spring Health Assessment produces a detailed upgrade analysis so you can better understand the high-level effort required to upgrade your Spring libraries and plan with recommendations. 

Below are a few examples of the reports you will receive using in the Spring Health Assessment Tool.

Screenshot of overview report produced by Spring Health Assessment

Example of top-level analysis performed by the Spring Health Assessment Tool

Screenshot of open source support analysis created by Spring Health Assessment

A more detailed view of open source support status report created by the Spring Health Assessment Tool

Screenshot of vulnerability analysis and upgrade effort

A more detailed view of vulnerability and complexity analysis generated by the Spring Health Assessment Tool

Ready to unlock the full potential of your Spring applications? Try the free Spring Application Health Assessment today, and engage with our Spring experts to learn how to access and review critical insights and how we can help.

About the Author

Michelle Sebek

Michelle is a global product line marketing engineer for all things Spring. An accidental technologist who started with selling caller ID, she has worked in and around marketing and sales for a few decades launching new products, working with B2C, B2D, and B2B. Her first line of code was a few years back and she has been working with developers ever since. Michelle lives in the Pittsburgh region with her husband and two children. She loves to cook, entertain, lodge, travel, and binge-watch really bad TV. If you make her laugh, she will be your number one fan.

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