Web application development

Web Application Development

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Web applications provide a great solution for organisations looking to streamline existing digital or offline processes

The complete package

OWA has been developing secure enterprise web applications since 1995.

Web applications continue to deliver benefits to our customers, providing vital interfaces and integration points between an organisation’s internal or external systems.

We offer a complete solution from initial project scoping and design through to development, fully managed hosting and support.

Developing efficiencies

Web applications offer large efficiency savings made by automating processes, which also reduce the need for data replication.

Users can interact with web applications across a range of platforms and user interfaces from the desktop and laptop through to tablets, mobiles and apps.

We understand the importance of data security and we develop web applications in accordance with Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) standards.


Supported technologies

We are experienced in developing web applications using a range of enterprise and open source technologies
  • PHP
  • Symfony
  • Adobe ColdFusion
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • MySQL
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System Integration

We also design and develop integration solutions to allow your web application to interact securely with third-party systems, whether they are back-office, external, bespoke or application programming interfaces (APIs).

We understand the importance of keeping your web application, its integrations and associated data safe and secure.

Our team can provide expert advice and skills to ensure that data is only transferred using recognised industry standard secure technologies and appropriate resilience is also built into the processes.

Project Management

We view good communication as a key part of the success of any web application development project and our approach to project management is based upon this.

We are happy to work in a way that best supports your objectives and can utilise agile, waterfall or blended project management techniques to ensure successful delivery.

Why not contact us to learn more – we’d love to hear about your project or enquiry.

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We build relationships too

With offices in Oxford and London, we offer all of our clients UK-wide managed hosting and support services

We know the value of building strong relationships with our customers – we are proud to say many have been with us for a number of years.

Proactive monthly support

OWA provides comprehensive support for all the web applications we develop, starting with an inclusive 12-month warranty against any bugs or errors.

Beyond warranty, we continue to support every digital product we develop for as long as it remains mission-critical to your organisation.

Our support arrangements are flexible and tailored to your needs – any hours not used within a given month can be rolled over up and to the end of an agreement.

Bug fixes, small upgrades and enhancements can be reported via our online helpdesk and dedicated telephone service which are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

We undertake monthly security patching to protect your systems – and scan for zero-day exploits in between.

Robust security testing

We offer regular manual security testing of your web application using OWASP standards to check for known exploits

  • SQL Injection
  • Command Injection
  • Cross-site Scripting (XSS)
  • Cross-site Request Forgery (CSRF)
  • Local and Remote File Inclusion
  • XML External Entity Processing (XXE)

Fully managed UK-based hosting

Support can be combined with a managed hosting arrangement at our UK-based data facilities, providing a single, joined-up service for your web application.

We operate our own independent servers across two UK-based Tier 3 and Tier 4 data centres, which are ISO 27001 Information Security Management certified.

Our proactive approach includes 24/7 monitoring, a target 100% uptime and full failover, data back-up and disaster recovery should these ever be needed.

In uncertain times, knowing exactly where your data is stored geographically is important – our hosting facility locations mean your data is fully protected by UK law and is GDPR compliant.

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Data security and protection

To ensure business continuity for our hosted customers, we are highly proactive in our approach to data retention and security.

We replicate servers every 24 hours at our second UK data centre in a separate location.

In addition, we run weekly back-ups to a disk storage array, which are also saved to encrypted tape, stored securely off site and rotated every six weeks.    

Our hosting and security team carries out monthly patching – and addresses zero-day exploits in between as soon as we are satisfied an update is stable.

We also recommend regular manual testing to OWASP standards to check for new vulnerabilities.

Our security report will make recommendations as necessary to keep your web application safe and secure.

Support and hosting for your existing web applications

OWA has over 25 years’ experience in system architecture and information security.

We have been supporting, hosting and protecting our customers’ digital services since 1995.

Our aim is always to simplify things.

What if your current provider is no longer maintaining a particular technology?

Or perhaps you’re unhappy with the level of support for an existing system?

Maybe you’re looking for a managed, independent, UK-based hosting service with improved performance?

Even if we didn’t develop your web application, we are always happy to help.

Our support and hosting team is skilled in a range of web technologies allowing us to offer support and hosting for many existing digital products.

First, we run a manual set of tests to OWASP standards to healthcheck the code and search for vulnerabilities.

Our security report will recommend an appropriate level of support or identify a migration path to a more secure technology or platform.

With the right preparation, migrating a web application to a new hosting provider is a straightforward process which can be completed with minimum downtime.

Why not get in touch to learn more – we’d love to hear about your project or enquiry.

OWA is an ethical and socially responsible company.