BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Veracode, Inc., the leader in cloud-based application security testing, today announced that Blue Shield of California and Cox Communications were honored as part of the company’s 2012 Customer Excellence Awards program. Blue Shield of California received the Veracode Game Changer Award, which is presented to the organization that changed its application security practices most significantly. Cox Communications accepted the Veracode Bridge Builder Award, recognizing the organization for exceptional teamwork across security and development teams. Presented during the RSA® 2012 Conference, the awards recognize those software vendors, enterprises and government agencies that take advantage of the Veracode platform to drive results across their application security programs in innovative, forward-looking ways.
“While we work closely with our customers and partners year-round to empower them to accurately identify and manage their application security risk, it’s valuable to specifically recognize those organizations that have made great strides in their application security programs,” said Paul Zymba, vice president of services, Veracode. “We are proud to highlight our winners’ great accomplishments and will work to ensure that other organizations benefit from their accomplishments and best practices.”
In addition to the Bridge Builder and Game Changer Awards, Veracode presented a number of other accolades including the Pacesetter Award, recognizing the organization leading its partner ecosystem and software supply chain to a higher level of security; the Vision Award for the organization with the year’s most ambitious vision of application risk management practices; and the Innovator Award to the organization that deployed application risk management practices in an unusual and/or especially effective way. The winners were announced at a dinner hosted by Veracode during the RSA 2012 Conference in San Francisco.
Each year, members of the Veracode sales, customer support and services teams nominate customers based on their knowledge of the organizations’ application security programs. Customers are eligible to be nominated in more than one category. A judging panel composed of three Veracode executives review all nominations and select the winning company for each category based on the quality of the nomination, the completeness of the nominee’s application security program, and the overall utilization of the Veracode platform to secure its applications.
Veracode is the only independent provider of cloud-based application intelligence and security verification services. The Veracode platform provides the fastest, most comprehensive solution to improve the security of internally developed, purchased or outsourced software applications and third-party components. By combining patented static, dynamic and manual testing, extensive eLearning capabilities, and advanced application analytics, Veracode enables scalable, policy-driven application risk management programs that help identify and eradicate numerous vulnerabilities by leveraging best-in-class technologies from vulnerability scanning to penetration testing and static code analysis. Veracode delivers unbiased proof of application security to stakeholders across the software supply chain while supporting independent audit and compliance requirements for all applications no matter how they are deployed, via the web, mobile or in the cloud. Veracode works with customers in more than 80 countries worldwide including Global 2000 brands such as Barclays PLC and Computershare as well as the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). For more information, visit www.veracode.com, follow on Twitter: @Veracode or read the Veracode Blog.
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