Veracode’s Secure Development Award 2013
Companies recognized for highest application security quality among Veracode customers.
The Secure Development Award recognizes companies that have the most securely developed software applications scanned by Veracode. Veracode’s goal is to reward and recognize companies that are developing the most secure code, protecting their applications and data from potential breaches.
“We know that security isn’t always top of mind during the development process, which is why it is important to applaud organizations that have made a commitment to developing secure applications,” said Chris Wysopal, co-founder, CTO and CISO, Veracode. “We are pleased to recognize these organizations for their efforts around creating more secure products for their customers and urge other organizations to take the same steps.”
While there has always been a need for secure development, the rise in the number of applications being developed and more importantly the increase in breaches are two reasons why this award has been implemented. 2012 was rife with breaches that were highly publicized with attacks on companies like LinkedIn and Gamigo resulting in over 17 million accounts compromised. As reported by datalossdb.org; the tally for breaches in 2012 was 3126, which surpassed the total number of breaches in 2011 in less than 6 months (1037).
Conditions and Selections for the Award
To be eligible for this award candidates have to be current Veracode customers and have scanned their application between April 2012 through March 2013. Calculation of winners was based on a flaw density metric from platform scans. It took into account the total number of flaws found and the size of the application scanned. The recipients were chosen from thousands of applications across hundreds of companies. EngagePoint, Kingland Systems, and On-Line Strategies excelled beyond other entries with the most secure applications scanned by Veracode.
The 2013 Winners
Founded in 2007, EngagePoint is a healthcare software and IT services company that delivers much-needed solutions to state health agencies, as well as to commercial and administrative payers, that are lacking the innovative tools and services they require to meet the needs of their key stakeholders. Built on core design principles of architectural integrity and reusability, we help customers modernize their current systems and infrastructure.
Kingland Systems is an enterprise-class provider of technology services, delivering software and solutions with industry expertise in auditing compliance, data management and governance, and business analytics to large, multi-national clients in the accounting, ﬁnancial, insurance, and healthcare markets since 1992. As a CMMI Maturity Level 3 company and IBM Premier Business Partner, Kingland Systems’ professionals produce business critical software and turn-key solutions that support professional users in over 140 countries. Kingland’s leading products include Independence® and the 360 Data® line of data solutions.
Since 1996, On-Line Strategies has been serving the financial services, merchant retail and healthcare industries with retail payments and adjudication systems, loyalty and related value-add applications, strategic and technical business process consultation, and round-the-clock production support services. Many of North America’s most demanding companies depend on OLS for open architecture solutions and legacy system alternatives that offer proven performance, flexibility and the lowest cost of ownership. Any organization offering cash and non-cash payment alternatives to its customers may benefit from OLS’ capabilities: from banks and financial services providers to multi-store retailers; from pharmacies to fuel-based convenience stores; from insurance companies to colleges and universities; and more.
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