Secure Application Development

Secure Application Development Services
Designing a new website, web application or software tool might seem like a straightforward process. But — as senior IT leaders are well aware — it’s a process with a lot of moving parts.

What starts as a basic set of requirements can often balloon out into a bloated mess that goes far beyond the original project scope. Achieving clarity requires experience, ensuring that user needs drive the entire process from concept to completion.

Aligning with user needs is only one consideration for IT teams tasked with upgrading, or building, an application or website. In today’s ultra-connected world, users expect information to be at their fingertips — on all devices, at all times — while they are at work, at home or on the go. This access to information introduces additional security issues while increasing the risk of breaches.

When it comes to building enterprise-grade applications and websites, there is much more than meets the eye. There are many challenges with architecting, designing, developing, hosting and maintaining applications and websites.

Complex Considerations for Applications & Websites

Building a new application or website requires senior IT leaders to jump through a number of figurative hoops. Small business brochure websites may have simple requirements, but a government portal with both informational and transactional use cases can have additional layers of complexity. These larger organizations may come across significant challenges such as data structure and migration for ecommerce.

IT executives must account for accessibility, compliance and security in their application and website design plans. Failing to take responsibility for these key parts of a system can result in costly mistakes.

Challenges in Health Care IT Systems

Building a new application or website requires senior IT leaders to jump through a number of figurative hoops. Small business brochure websites may have simple requirements, but a government portal with both informational and transactional use cases can have additional layers of complexity. These larger organizations may come across significant challenges such as data structure and migration for ecommerce.

IT executives must account for accessibility, compliance and security in their application and website design plans. Failing to take responsibility for these key parts of a system can result in costly mistakes.

Accessibility
Accessibility

The requirements for public-facing government websites and applications are extensive. Organizations are expected to provide ‘public accommodation’ that includes the look, feel and functionality of their website or application, and this can add additional scope creep onto an existing project roadmap.

Those who are sight or hearing impaired must be accommodated using tools such as screen readers or audio translations or text. These measures represent some of the accessibility requirements for modern, public facing government websites or applications.

Accessibility is not something to be taken lightly. In fact, organizations who haven’t taken public accommodation seriously have faced legal repercussions.

Compliance
Compliance

The U.S. Department of Justice recently issued new accessibility guidelines for public websites (those sites offering “public accommodation”), stating that they need to be ADA-compliant. A number of organizations did not meet the standards, and this caused a staggering number of lawsuits related to government websites.

In fact, federal website accessibility lawsuits rose by 14 percent in 2021 to a record high of 2,895 cases filed in federal courts. In order to avoid such an outcome, senior IT leaders are well-advised to include accessibility in project roadmaps.

Compliance goes far beyond accessibility. Technical safeguards such as those defined in HIPAA, PCI-DSS and FINRA address access controls, data in motion and data at rest requirements that may apply to your organization.

Our deep resource bench has plenty of experience with integrating accessibility and compliance directly into bespoke websites and applications. We are glad to guide you on this critical part of the development process.

Should you have any questions about accessibility or compliance, contact us today, and an AISN team leader will be glad to answer your questions.

Security
Security

Ensuring that an application or website is both secure and user-friendly is no small feat. These seemingly contradictory requirements are an integral part of today’s technological landscape and must be managed properly.

As leaders in cybersecurity for enterprise and government organizations, AISN’s seasoned teams have plenty of experience with integrating iron-clad security policies, roles and permissions for both simple and complex applications.

Ensuring strong accessibility, compliance and security is important for enterprise-grade applications and websites. These considerations become even more crucial when senior IT leaders are considering upgrading a legacy application to a more modern cloud or hybrid environment.

Why Work With Us?

Trusted Provider

AISN has been ranked on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies for two consecutive years. We partner with Fortune- and Forbes-ranked global corporations, private businesses and governmental organizations to help operationalize their IT strategy.

AISN Transforms Legacy Apps & Websites Into User-Friendly, Secure Digital Solutions

As senior IT executives know, user expectations can exceed the capabilities of legacy websites and applications. Outdated apps can be a security risk if authentication and access protocols are behind the times. Compatibility with modern systems and software can be a nightmare — as can compliance.

Leaders in Compliant Systems

Many organizations must ensure that their IT systems, including websites and applications, are compliant with applicable regulations. Depending on your industry or organization type, this can be a major pain point. Even if your teams have completed compliance projects in the past, their knowledge may already be obsolete.

At AISN, we live and breathe compliance. To remain compliant ourselves, we are audited by an independent third-party for SOC 1 Type 2, SOC 2 Type 2 and HIPAA/HITECH; our knowledge is both up-to-date and extensive.

Experienced Resource Bench

AISN specializes in creating secure, compliant and modern applications and websites. Whether you need a payment portal, an online store, a data analytics site, custom software or a compliant website built from scratch, our seasoned teams can help. We use a variety of software development methodologies, including waterfall and agile.

We have considerable experience moving our clients out of legacy systems — especially antiquated government legacy systems. We’ll transform your outdated application or website with a user-friendly interface and cutting-edge technology. We’ll deploy it securely in the cloud and ensure that it meets modern compliance standards and security best practices.

Should your team be seeking guidance on a cloud migration or modernization project, feel free to reach out to one of our leaders today.

Cloud Cost Savings, Realized

As senior IT leaders are aware, moving applications to the cloud offers considerable cost savings over using on-premises hardware. Down the road, hardware replacements will not be required, and that leads to additional reductions in capital outlay.

AISN can manage your applications in our secure and compliant cloud hosting environment — at a fraction of the cost of current on-premises technology. The good news doesn’t stop there.

We help senior IT leaders with complex projects all the way through the application lifecycle. Our deep resource bench has extensive experience building applications and websites and deploying them in our compliant and secure cloud hosting environment. From requirements planning to design, development, testing, deployment and maintenance — AISN is the trusted partner of large enterprises and government organizations.

Some of the projects we can execute include:

  • Payment processing
  • Data analytics/visualization
  • Citizen information searches
  • User authentication
  • Online applications for licenses/permits
  • Complete, complex processes across multiple entities
  • Configurable enterprise services
  • Cross boundary offerings

Statamatic

Foundation

Boostrap

SharePoint

Joomla

Drupal

Sitecore

WordPress

jQuery

Java

CSS

HTML 5

Core Custom Application Development Services

Core Custom Application Development Services

Ecommerce/payment portal development

Front- and back-end application development
Front- and back-end web design
Landing pages for marketing campaigns
Content management system (CMS) development and maintenance

Secure web application framework

SharePoint design, development and maintenance
SaaS development

High security/high compliance cloud hosting

Application security services
Custom Application Development Service Features

Custom Application Development Service Features

Mobile-first responsive design

Wireframing and UI/UX design

Native mobile app dev for iOS/ Android
Custom tablet app and web experiences
Hybrid mobile apps for cross-platform development
Usability-focused creative design
Custom API development and integrations
Integrated branding
Intelligent analytics
Technical and Security Features

Technical and Security Features

Application implementation
Knowledge management, collaboration tool implementation
Disaster recovery planning
Risk assessment and remediation
Vulnerability and penetration testing
Application support

Our Web and Application Development Team Has Worked With Some Amazing Organizations

We’ve worked with large organizations, governments and national brands on a variety of enterprise-grade application projects. These include everything from custom web design and development all the way to multifaceted applications and interfaces with complex flows.

AISN’s remarkable website design and architectural accomplishments have been recognized regionally, nationally and internationally. Some of our more recent awards include:

Virginia Department of Forestry’s Buy Virginia Trees eCommerce Website

  • 2020 MarCom Awards Gold Award
  • 2020 DotComm Awards Gold Winner (in two categories)
  • 2020 Interactive Media Awards Outstanding Achievement Award

Learn more about how our work helped the Virginia Department of Forestry sell trees to citizens.

Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute Website

  • 2019 Digital Health Awards Silver Award
  • 2019 eHealthcare Leadership Award of Distinction

Read more about how we enabled the Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute to communicate their unique brand/value proposition and accommodate mobile devices.

Virginia School Quality Profiles Online State School Report Card

  • 2017 Interactive Media Awards Best in Class Award (in two categories)
  • 2017 National School Public Relations Association Golden Achievement Award & Award of Merit
  • 2017 Richmond Technology Council Innovation in Utilization Award for a Public Project
  • 2017 Savvy Award

Discover how we implemented online report cards for the Virginia Department of Education.

These are just a few examples of how AISN has helped large organizations to create compliant, secure and user-friendly applications and websites with accessibility in mind.

Ready to See How We Can Help You?

At AISN, we don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. We’ve structured our business model on the idea that our clients deserve bespoke solutions designed to meet specific compliance, security and operational needs.

Our experts are always happy to discuss your needs or answer any questions you may have about our secure web and application development services. Get in touch with us today.