Two Fortify Software Products Named as Finalists in 17th Annual Jolt Product Excellence Awards

Feb 01, 2007, 00:00 ET from Fortify Software, Inc.

    PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Fortify Software, Inc. announced today that two of the company's products have been selected as finalists for CMP Media's 2007 Software Development Jolt Productivity Award. Fortify Defender(R) and Fortify Source Code Analysis (SCA) were both selected by the award judges in the Security Tools category. Fortify products have previously won the Jolt Productivity Award (2006) and Jolt Product Excellence Award (2005).     For the past 17 years, CMP Technology's Dr. Dobb's Jolt Product Excellence Awards have been presented annually to products that have "jolted" the industry with their significance and made the task of creating software faster, easier and more efficient. This year, finalists were selected by leaders in the software development industry from hundreds of nominations in 17 categories.     "We're proud that for the first time two of our products are in the running for the esteemed Jolt Awards," said Barmak Meftah, Vice President of Product and Services, Fortify Software. "Fortify SCA has become the de facto standard for securing software at every stage of its life cycle, and Fortify SCA and Fortify Defender are leading the way for organizations that are proactive about software security."     Jolt award winners will be announced at the 20th Software Development Conference & Expo West on Wednesday March 21, 2007, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. More information is available at: .     Fortify SCA 4.0, released in October 2006, is the most widely used and effective solution to find and fix software vulnerabilities at the root cause early in the development cycle. Its advanced features help developers identify and resolve issues with less effort, while enabling security leads to review and prioritize more code in less time. Fortify SCA supports a wide variety of languages, frameworks and operating systems and delivers depth and accuracy in its results. It can be tuned to be comprehensive when completeness is needed or extremely targeted for day-to-day use. Fortify SCA makes triage, audits and remediation fast and effective for any organization.     Fortify Defender, released in 2006, is a unique software solution that monitors and protects existing Web applications from losing private data, leaking valuable information or performing unwanted tasks caused by the actions of hackers and malicious insiders. Fortify Defender enables a new, highly effective layer of Web application security by monitoring security-critical functions and application programming interfaces (APIs) inside the Web application itself. This "internal firewall" approach offers critical insight into attacks as well as an unparalleled level of security and addresses key software security compliance requirements, including Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards, OWASP Top Ten, HIPPA and more.     About Fortify Software, Inc.     Fortify Software products protect companies from the threats posed by security flaws in business-critical software applications. Its software security products, Fortify SCA, Fortify Manager, Fortify Tracer and Fortify Defender, drive down costs and security risks by automating key processes of developing and deploying secure applications. Fortify Software's customers include government agencies and Fortune 500 companies in a wide variety of industries such as financial services, healthcare, e-commerce, telecommunications, publishing, insurance, systems integration and information management. The company is backed by a world-class team of software security experts and partners. More information is available at .  

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