Source Code Review Services

source code review

What is a Source Code Review?

Source Code Review is the line-by-line assessment of the application codebase so that any security flaws or backdoors left in the coding of the application can be identified and patched at the earliest.

Secure source code is the basis or foundation of safe applications. Source Code Review Services allows organizations to discover the application security weaknesses present in the code.

In other words, a Secure Code Review, as referred to in cyber security terms, uncovers complete potential security vulnerabilities present in the application codebase. Therefore, all security flaws resulting from these vulnerabilities could be identified and patched to acceptable levels.

ValueMentor Source Code Review Services help evaluate, detect & prioritize complete security vulnerabilities of an organization’s critical application codebase. We also provide an effective remediation plan as a part of the Source Code Audit.

Code Review As A Service Overview

Hybrid Approach

We utilize best-in-class static code analysis tools for scanning the codebase. Also, a detailed manual review of the application code gets conducted on areas of critical importance such as user authentications, input parameters, select functions, etc.

DevOps / Development Integration

While most of our source code review projects are standalone engagements, we also work as an extension to the development team as part of the SDLC process. Each new push of the code goes tested for vulnerabilities in such a model.

Remediation Advice

Not every developer is a security maestro; most of their priorities are to develop applications within the timelines given. Our remediation advice goes as a part of the Source Code Review Services and extends them into a secure application development team.

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Source Code Review Methodology

Prepare & Threat Modelling

Threat Modelling is one significant part of our Secure Code Review / Source Code Audit, as it enables a comprehensive picture of the attack surface in the target environment with an idea of potential threat actors.

Our source code review team completes a deeper study of the coding involved, and the existing threat, and then identifies the codes that should go prioritized for review. By extensive review of the codebase, we help find out any missing strings or unwanted coding left in the program.

Code Analysis

ValueMentor conducts Secure Code Review based on two different methods. Depending on the requirement, we implement either one or both:

  1. Automated analysis: The analysis uses automated tools to review each and every sequence of the codebase and obtains the corresponding output. And, a comparison of it with the required output gets performed.
  2. Manual analysis: Manual analysis involve line-by-line inspection of the application code to find logical errors, insecure use of cryptography, insecure system configurations, and other known issues specific to the platform.


Our Secure Code Review Report includes an executive summary highlighting business risk and other security issues with suggested remediation actions based on the priority and criticality of issues.

Findings Review

The reports get reviewed by the enterprise technical team, also suggest the best-practice measures to address them, or we’ll provide a “quick and dirty” solution for the interim period.

Benefits of ValueMentor Code Review As A Service

  • An exhaustive finding of all exploitable security risks/issues
  • Protecting application integrity and security of sensitive data
  • Improves user trust and confidence in your business software
  • Enables safe extension of your business applications
  • Limit application downtime and increase productivity 
  • Keep security compliance with industry regulations/laws

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