"Software applications are more complex and feature-rich than ever before. People are using more software and demanding that the applications provide customized features." stated Charles Kolodgy, research director at IDC. "Software needs to not just perform the tasks demanded but must do so with security in mind. This strategic alliance will make it easier for software developers to access the training, tools, and services that they require to build robust applications."
Under the agreement, Security Innovation and Cigital will offer each other's e-Learning and instructor-led training courses, as well as professional services. Security Innovation will incorporate key content from Cigital's training curriculum into its TeamProfessor e-Learning solution resulting in deeper and broader coverage on application security topics. Additionally, Cigital will add Security Innovation's dynamic analysis tool, Holodeck, to its product re-sell portfolio and will deliver consulting and training services for both companies in Europe.
"Organizations need a security program that considers the mix of technologies and environments in product in most large businesses," said Ed Adams, CEO of Security Innovation. "Our deep Windows and .NET expertise, coupled with Cigital's extensive J2EE consulting experience will provide more complete solutions for both company's clients."
"Together, Cigital and Security Innovation will deliver a full suite of software security consulting and training products to better meet the needs of our customers," stated John Wyatt, CEO of Cigital. "This alliance allows us to leverage each other's expertise to help our customers realize the importance of managing security issues to reduce overall risk and maximize security investment."
Cigital and Security Innovation have begun collaborating on projects in both the United States and Europe and will continue to strengthen this alliance. Enquiries to each may be directed to their corporate offices.
About Cigital Cigital, Inc. is the leading software security and quality consulting firm. Established in 1992, Cigital plans and implements initiatives that help organizations ensure their applications are secure and reliable while also improving how they build and deploy software. Our recognized experts apply a combination of proven methodologies, tools, and best practices to meet each client's unique requirements. Cigital is headquartered near Washington, D.C. with regional offices in the U.S., Amsterdam and India. For more information, please visit www.cigital.com.
About Security Innovation Security Innovation is a leading independent provider of secure software lifecycle management solutions to Fortune 500 companies. Global technology vendors and enterprise IT organizations such as Microsoft, IBM, FedEx, ING, Symantec, Visa, Coca-Cola and GE rely on our security expertise, tools and training to understand and mitigate the security risks in their software. The company is headquartered in Wilmington, Mass., with offices in Seattle, Wash. and Beijing, China. For more information about Security Innovation, please visit www.securityinnovation.com or call +1.978.694.1008.
Contact: Maureen Robinson Security Innovation 978-694-1008 x21 [email protected]
Terri Randolph Cigital 703-404-5757 [email protected]