DULLES, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cigital, Inc., the industry leader in software security solutions, today announced it is working with IBM to deliver Cigital’s Application Security Testing Managed Services through IBM’s Application Security Management framework.
“Cigital is excited to team with IBM to better provide the knowledge and unique capabilities necessary to help customers identify vulnerabilities now and prevent threats in the future,” said John Wyatt, chief executive officer, Cigital. “With new vulnerabilities and breaches announced every day, incorporating security into application development at scale is a paramount concern to our customers and partners.”
With Cigital’s Application Security Testing Managed Services, organizations will have access to the flexibility, scalability, quality, predictable economics and remediation expertise necessary to reduce risks and ensure business continuity. IBM’s customers will be able to leverage Cigital’s Application Security Testing Managed Services, including the 3D Application Security Testing annual subscription and multiple assessment bundles.
“As more companies develop their own internal and external-facing applications, adding Cigital’s in-depth expertise and experience to the Application Security Management framework is an important development for our customers,” said Subbu Sthanu, Director, Mobile Security & Application Security, IBM. “Enterprises will now have access to the guidance and intelligence they need to build security into the development lifecycle, regardless of the size of their Application Security team.”
Cigital has significant experience building security into apps, gained by delivering thousands of tests a year using IBM’s AppScan scanning tool. Cigital’s security experts review each report to prioritize the findings, eliminate false positives and provide remediation guidance to assist customers in addressing the discovered issues. For customers, the process consists of using a web-based portal to schedule tests and view the results. This frictionless process empowers customers to concentrate on remediating vulnerabilities, which lowers organizational risk. Furthermore, the flexibility of the Cigital offerings enables customers to readily respond to emerging business requirements and evolving threats.
“One significant pain point for enterprises is managing the tools for their application security program — not just tuning and processing the results, but juggling scarce resources within a dynamic business and development environment. The combination of IBM’s AppScan and Cigital’s flexible managed testing services should help alleviate those headaches,” said Wendy Nather, research director of information security at 451 Research.
Cigital, Inc. is the world’s leading software security services and products company. Cigital helps organizations launch and mature software security initiatives, as well as design, build, and test secure software through a combination of expert consultants, Security Testing as a Service offerings, and effective training built on over twenty years of cutting-edge research and successful client engagements. Cigital is headquartered outside Washington, D.C. with regional offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information visit: http://www.cigital.com.
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