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Secure Software Factory

Risks and Opportunities

Nowadays companies have to be lean and agile. But are you sure this agility isn’t being achieved at the expense of security?  Combining both requirements (agility and security) is a difficult exercise, but one that is critical if you want to thrive in today’s market conditions.

End‑users are always looking for more advanced and friendly solutions. Implementing these requires software that is becoming increasingly complex and connected, accessing more data or using cutting‑edge technologies such as AI.

Whether integrating existing solutions or developing a fully customised one, security needs to be an integral part of every step in the process. Without this approach, you are opening the door to potential new vulnerabilities or exposing yourself to data privacy issues instead of capitalising on the value you try to create.

Embracing Security 

By focusing clearly on security for more than 15 years, Approach is in a unique position to make security an integral part of the development and implementation process. Following the “Secure by Design” principle, security is pervasive in all activities, from inception to the decommissioning of a system.

In order to achieve full security, we ensure that there is proper awareness among all stakeholders. All of our consultants and software engineers have been trained and certified to make security part of their everyday job. And through proper training and mentoring, we ensure your staff acquires the same mindset.

We recommend and implement a tailored, secure SDLC methodology (e.g. secure SCRUM) that encompasses the whole delivery process.


As we offer solutions covering the entire cyber security value chain,
we are uniquely positioned to develop highly secure solutions for our clients. 

Our Secure Software Factory Services

With our highly skilled staff of software engineers and seasoned security professionals, we provide a full range of services and supporting solutions to help our clients implement and develop their ideas. We provide a broad panel of Development and Implementation Services tailored to your needs and timetable:

  • Complete handling of the development process, from inception to production
  • Development of mobile, web-based or back‑office solutions
  • Selection and integration of existing packages
  • Set‑up of flexible and secure Software Factories in customer or Approach facilities
  • UI / UX consulting to provide the best blend between user experience and security
  • Analysis, Architecture and Design
  • Selection and definition of secure SDLC (methodology, processes)
  • WAF Selection and implementation 
Do you need to embed security at the core of your developments?
Then please contact us

Client references


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Published on 25 May 2018

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On May 24th, itsme® received the Best Product Data News Award for Excellence. 
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Published on 11 December 2017

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Our approach to cyber-security

Our customers benefit from the expertise and talent of our people, combined with pragmatic and proven methods and the efficiency brought by our assets:


Expertise and talent

Since 2001 we have applied our experience in cyber-security gained in various industries, from small to large businesses. Our people are seasoned, certified professionals who continuously improve and extend their knowledge.


Pragmatic and proven methods

We rely on most recognised, easily auditable and adopted standards and good practices and apply them pragmatically. We always tailor our approach to your particular context, needs and organisation culture.


Asset-based approach

We make use of the most advanced and reliable tools and solutions to support our services. This enables us to be more efficient during delivery, enforce the use of standard auditable methods and provide transparency about our achievements and your results.

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