Ellen Moss (U.S.)
OpenVPN Receives Veracode's Highest Possible "A" Security Rating
Leading Open Source VPN Project Demonstrates Security, Enabling Increased Enterprise Adoption
Pleasanton Calif. and Burlington, Mass. – July 22, 2009 – OpenVPN Technologies Inc., a leading developer of open source VPN software and Veracode Inc., provider of the world’s leading Application Risk Management Platform, today announced that OpenVPN version 2.0.9 has received Veracode's highest possible security rating. This achievement demonstrates that OpenVPN has developed a secure application that has been independently evaluated for software vulnerabilities against industry standards such as the OWASP Top 10 and SANS-CWE Top 25.
We’re thrilled that OpenVPN open source software has earned Veracode’s ‘A’ security rating,” said Francis Dinha, Chief Executive Officer, OpenVPN Technologies, Inc. “OpenVPN software is downloaded and deployed by 1000s of IT professionals, system integrators, and larger enterprises every month due to its reliability, high-security, and scalability. OpenVPN open source software is the core component of the commercial line of OpenVPN enterprise edition software that is targeted for small businesses, medium size businesses and large enterprise”
Veracode’s recently announced Open Source Ratings Database is a first of its kind, central repository for security insight into enterprise-class open source projects such as OpenVPN. This effort helps spread adoption and usage of open source projects, while enabling enterprises to gain an understanding of the risk/benefit trade-off of integrating open source.
“As enterprises increasingly leverage open source to design, build and manage their business critical software, application security becomes a significant concern,” said Matt Moynahan, CEO of Veracode. “Veracode’s SecurityReview service and its associated security rating systems ensure that open source project teams are able to quickly and easily find software flaws, vulnerabilities, malicious code and hidden backdoors that end up in deployed application binaries. OpenVPN has demonstrated the security quality of its software which will drive adoption in enterprise and SMB markets.”
OpenVPN has rapidly become one of the most popular open source projects in the networking space with over 5 million community members. OpenVPN is a full-featured open source SSL VPN solution that accommodates a wide range of configurations, including remote access, site-to-site VPNs, Wi-Fi security, and enterprise-scale remote access solutions with load-balancing, failover, and fine-grained access-controls. Starting with the fundamental premise that complexity is the enemy of security, OpenVPN offers a cost-effective, lightweight alternative to other VPN technologies that is well-targeted for the SME and enterprise markets.
Veracode provides the world’s leading Application Risk Management Platform. Veracode SecurityReview‘s patented and proven cloud-based capabilities allow customers to govern and mitigate software security risk across a single application or an enterprise portfolio with unmatched simplicity. Customers include the world’s largest and most security aware organizations in every industry. Recognized as a Gartner “Cool Vendor,” The Wall Street Journal’s “Technology Innovation Award,” The Banker’s “Information Security Project of the Year” with Barclays, SC Magazine’s “Best Vulnerability Assessment Solution,” Information Security “Readers’ Choice Award,” and AlwaysOn Northeast's "Top 100 Private Company,” Veracode is Software Security Simplified™. For more information, visit www.veracode.com.
About OpenVPN Technologies, Inc.
OpenVPN Technologies Inc. is a privately held company based in Pleasanton, California, integrating a suite of leading-edge networking and software technologies. OpenVPN, our award-winning open source VPN product, has established itself as a de-facto standard in the open source networking space, with over 2.5 million downloads since inception. OpenVPN is the provider of next-generation secure and scalable communication services, implementing its business plan through strategic partnerships with key application software providers and marketing its product to SMB market place through its OpenVPN web site that is experiencing more than 200,000 new SMB users, prospects, and customers per month. Learn more about OpenVPN at www.openvpn.net.