According to the same Mendix survey, 64% of organizations see adding frameworks and code bases as a security risk, especially as tech-heads toward deprecation. That ties into CX in two critical ways:
- A successful CX implementation needs to work well with existing frameworks for most organizations because starting from scratch isn’t a possibility.
- Security needs to be a part of the strategy from the start, not an add-on or an afterthought.
This is where developing with low-code offers some key advantages.
One of the major strengths of Mendix is the ability to wrap around and integrate with core systems seamlessly. Low-code development allows focus to remain on the experience.
This extends to application security as well. With Mendix, many security items are included and baked into the development process by default. Most top-level concerns are taken care of right out of the box, and users don’t have to worry about things like server-side requests. A properly configured low-code app even can have the OWASP top 10 handled at release. That’s security by design rather than desperation.
Rather than needing to know how to code, users manage everything through a singular data model and visually-oriented flow charts. By focusing on the data model instead of worrying about all the technical back-end headaches, you can build value quickly from the infrastructure to the platform, server, and application layers. That peace of mind and useability in building and deploying solutions is something you shouldn’t take for granted.
Compare security development to eating dinner. When you’re eating at home, you have to make everything yourself. When you go to a restaurant, you’re getting the food delivered to your table. Sometimes making a meal can be a joy, but if there’s a cuisine you don’t know how to cook, a good restaurant is more reliable. Rather than traditional development where orgs have to code everything together, Mendix provides the tools to make security simpler. The Mendix platform is simple to use out of the box, with that ease of use extending to end users, whether internal employees or external customers.
Security can be complex and demanding for orgs to strategize about, let alone execute, but whether you want your security happening server-side, cloud-side, or in between, the Mendix platform helps orgs check that box off much more manageably.