Many applications, one management plane
Low-code platforms like Quickbase require administration and carefully considered policy and configuration settings. But, if you’re deploying applications on an application platform much of the legwork you’d have to do to deploy an application into an IaaS environment is taken care of for you. Redundancy, elasticity, encryption, storage – not things your IT or dev teams need to worry about or configure with because the provider is doing that as part of the service. Plus, you can build as many applications to satisfy many use cases while maintaining one management plane.
This makes low-code platforms inherently less complex than IaaS. Low-code platforms consolidate point solutions and instead offer a single endpoint that can host many custom solutions, reducing the vectors and planes that attackers can exploit.
Less complexity + less vectors to be attacked = reduced risk.
The trick with low-code platforms is the ability to deploy more technology solutions under one management plane. If you are using a low-code platform in your organization, it’s a good idea to take a look at what SaaS platforms you have in use. Can you replicate that tool’s functionality, or even improve it, in a Quickbase application?
Chances are you can and by doing so you’ve eliminated one more point solution, reducing the risk to your organization.