Good Technology Chooses Veracode to Improve Mobile App Security
Branchfire’s iAnnotate Is One of the First Apps to Benefit from Veracode’s Partnership with the Good Dynamics Developer Network
BURLINGTON, Mass. – April 5, 2012 - Veracode, Inc., the leader in cloud-based application security testing, today announced that Branchfire (www.branchfire.com) is one of the first companies to benefit from Veracode’s participation as a Good Dynamics Developer Network (GDN) partner. With roots in the mobile app development space, Branchfire is the maker of iAnnotate PDF, a powerful document annotation solution for mobile devices.
Through the partnership, Branchfire can develop and enhance its dynamic mobile productivity software using the Good Dynamics platform, then upload applications to the Veracode platform to identify and fix potential vulnerabilities that may pose a security risk. This is especially important as Branchfire actively licenses its PDF library to developers who want to add robust PDF viewing and annotation capabilities to their applications. Branchfire licensees can feel confident that the applications developed on the GDN platform have passed the Good Technology Mobile Application Security Policy, powered by Veracode.
“Branchfire is committed to delivering the industry’s most innovative, dynamic productivity tools. Our customers range from small software companies to large international corporations and premier educational institutions, so security is integral to our product,” said Ravi Bhatt, CEO of Branchfire. “Veracode and Good Dynamics simplify the process, seamlessly adding security into the development process. Our developers receive testing results that are accurate and actionable, allowing us to deliver the highest quality product, without dragging down the development lifecycle or extending time to market.”
The Good Dynamics and Veracode Partnership at Work
As a GDN partner, Veracode allows developers using the Good Dynamics platform to upload applications to the cloud where they are analyzed for known and often unknown vulnerabilities, such as zero day vulnerabilities, and against security policies developed by Good Technology. If vulnerabilities are discovered during the testing process, the Veracode platform provides recommended steps for remediation. Once developers have remediated flaws, they will resubmit to ensure the app is free of critical weaknesses before it is made available to enterprises or consumers. Good Technology believes secure coding, security testing and basic security precautions should not be an afterthought in today’s rapid mobile app development process, and they chose Veracode to provide a higher level of assurance that all Good Dynamics apps meet their security policies.
“Together with Good Technology, we are committed to further raising awareness about enterprise mobility security risks, while providing developers with the tools they need to deliver more secure applications to market,” said Pam Cyr, senior vice president, business development and strategic alliances, Veracode. “We are proud to be a Good Technology partner that enables companies like Branchfire to further differentiate its solutions by raising the bar on the security of software being developed and leveraged by licensees.”
Extraordinary software begins with a high-caliber team of thinkers and builders that enjoy tackling tough challenges together. At Branchfire, their team includes diverse talents with unparalleled expertise in cognitive science, computer science, business, and communication. Branchfire is the company behind iAnnotate PDF, the most powerful document annotation solution for mobile devices. They've helped hundreds of thousands of users worldwide become more productive while going paperless in the process. iAnnotate is only the beginning. Branchfire is already hard at work building a revolutionary productivity tool that aids people in creating, connecting, and annotating interactive documents. Visit http://www.branchfire.com to learn more.
About Good Technology
Good Technology combines award-winning enterprise-grade mobile security and control with an exceptional user experience, allowing enterprise and government employees to connect, communicate, and collaborate on iPads™, iPhones®, Androids™ and other leading smartphone platforms. Good opens new possibilities for maximizing business and personal productivity by providing secure, easy-to-use, and instant mobile access to email, collaboration, application, document editing and device management capabilities on iOS and Android devices. Good also enables secure mobile application development. Discover more at www.good.com.
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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