PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Fortify(r) Software Inc., the market-leading provider of enterprise application security solutions, today announced that its suite of products-covering both static analysis and runtime approaches-has been selected by the U.S. Air Force as part of a comprehensive $10.2 million security protection plan to protect its applications from malicious hackers. Through Telos and the NETCENTS program, the USAF has purchased more than $7 million of Fortify(r) Source Code Analysis, Fortify(r) Defender and Fortify(r) Tracer because these products have a proven record in protecting demanding customer deployments, including the world's largest, most varied code bases.
The U.S. Air Force-a leader in the Department of Defense's strategy for cyber security-will use Fortify's complete product portfolio to develop secure code, as well as identify, protect and monitor these applications from attacks, including SQL injection, cross-site scripting, buffer overflows, and a full rage of additional malicious activities. The DoD is arguably the largest Internet user on the planet, with more than 11 million users. It has been estimated that its 12,000+ networks are probed more than