NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Checkmarx, a global leader in application security testing, today announced that it has been awarded a Software Licensing Supply Arrangement (SLSA) by the Department of Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) for its CxSAST (Static Application Security Testing) solution set and support. Checkmarx’s Supply Arrangement number is EN578-100808/304/EE. This designation enables Checkmarx to streamline sales of its technology to Canada’s federal agencies, avoiding the need for a complex bidding process typically associated with purchasing of new technologies.
“Government departments and agencies are being challenged to keep up with the rapid development pace of their applications while meeting security and compliance requirements,” said Ron Kormanek, Vice President of North America Sales at Checkmarx. “With our CxSAST solution in place, government departments and agencies in Canada will be empowered and able to address security, compliance and speed-to-market requirements of their applications by identifying and eliminating security vulnerabilities at the development stage of the software development life cycle (SDLC).”
The growing dependence on software coupled with increased exposure and usage of the internet emphasize that software reliability is becoming increasingly critical to users. Software developers are expected to rise to the challenge and deliver applications which are both safe and secure.
Checkmarx’s Static Application Security Testing (SAST) solution is designed to identify and effectively eliminate software flaws. The solution examines the “blueprint” of an application and creates a meticulous model of how the application interacts with users and other data to recognize critical vulnerabilities quickly with the help of automation. This comprehensive solution helps secure applications from the ground up, and enables organizations to comply with regulations and standards.
Checkmarx is an Application Security software company, whose mission is to provide enterprise organizations with application security testing products and services that empower developers to deliver secure applications. Amongst the company's 1,000 customers are five of the world's top 10 software vendors, four of the top American banks, and many Fortune 500 and government organizations, including SAP, Samsung and Salesforce.com.
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