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Adobe Joins SAFECode

SAFECode is a global, industry-led effort to identify and promote best practices for developing and delivering more secure and reliable software, hardware, and services

Arlington, Va. " Sept. 29, 2009 " The Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code (SAFECode), a non-profit organization exclusively dedicated to increasing trust in information and communications technology products and services through the advancement of effective software assurance methods, today announced Adobe Systems Incorporated as its newest member. SAFECode is the first global, industry-led effort to identify and promote best practices for developing and delivering more secure and reliable software, hardware and services. Adobe joins software industry leaders EMC Corporation, Juniper Networks, Inc., Microsoft Corp., Nokia, SAP AG and Symantec Corp. in SAFECode membership.

"As one of the world's largest and most diversified software companies, Adobe brings invaluable expertise to SAFECode," said Paul Kurtz, Executive Director of SAFECode. "We are looking forward to working with Adobe to build upon the positive work it is doing on software security. This collaboration will strengthen our ability to promote the adoption of practical software assurance methods across an increasingly diverse cyber ecosystem."

As a SAFECode member, Adobe will join with subject matter experts to identify and share proven best practices for software assurance, promote broader adoption of software assurance best practices into the cyber ecosystem, and work with businesses, governments and critical infrastructure providers to leverage these practices to manage enterprise risks. Adobe will take an active role in current SAFECode projects that address secure development methods, software integrity in the global supply chain, and the measurability of software security.

"Adobe recognizes the importance of software assurance and applies security best practices when building products to deliver more secure, trusted and engaging user experiences," said Brad Arkin, Director, Product Security & Privacy, Adobe and newest SAFECode Board Member. "We look forward to collaborating with SAFECode's members to further advance software security." Membership in SAFECode is open to information and communications technology vendors with significant global business activity in technology products such as hardware, software and services who have demonstrated a commitment and dedicated resources to software assurance. For more information, please visit www.safecode.org.

About SAFECode The Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code (SAFECode) is a non-profit organization exclusively dedicated to increasing trust in information and communications technology products and services through the advancement of effective software assurance methods. SAFECode is a global, industry-led effort to identify and promote best practices for developing and delivering more secure and reliable software, hardware and services. Its members include Adobe Systems Incorporated, EMC Corporation, Juniper Networks, Inc., Microsoft Corp., Nokia, SAP AG and Symantec Corp. For more information, please visit www.safecode.org.

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