SARATOGA, Calif. and PISCATAWAY, N.J., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Codenomicon, the leading vendor of proactive security testing solutions, and Telcordia, a global leader in the development of IP, wireline, and mobile telecommunications software and services, today announced an agreement that will see Codenomicon's vulnerability testing technology made available to telecom equipment manufacturers and communications service providers (CSPs) as part of Telcordia's third-party product testing service.
As network security becomes more complex and critical, Codenomicon's technology helps identify unknown "zero-day" vulnerabilities in telecommunication equipment and devices, using a technique called modelbased fuzz testing. Fuzzing is part of the four-step Unknown Vulnerability Management process introduced by Codenomicon to complement existing vulnerability management solutions that focus on known weaknesses in software.
Telcordia's Software Vulnerability Testing services are the latest component of the company's long-standing network equipment testing suite. Telcordia's testing services are an integral part of the new equipment testing cycle for both network equipment providers and CSPs, offering an independent and rigorous assessment of network devices, prior to introducing them into live networks.
The new agreement sees the Codenomicon technology available via Telcordia's Testing Services, enabling equipment vendors and CSPs to access advanced, robust and trusted testing while avoiding costly investment in both testing tools and staff training.
The telecommunications industry faces a whole new set of security issues. Transition from legacy signaling systems to IP-based interconnections and the increasing popularity of IP-based services have brought the challenges of Internet communications to the traditionally closed telecommunications networks. This transition to Next Generation Networks calls for more security and robustness testing than ever before. To provide the best possible service for its 800 customers around the world, Telcordia has chosen Codenomicon Defensics tools to complement its rigorous suite of quality-testing and security-assessment services.
"We are excited to be working with Telcordia, given its focus on national security, communications, cyber integration and emergency preparedness," said David Chartier, CEO of Codenomicon. "With its background in these areas, the company will effectively use Defensics to help manage and mitigate the risks associated with unknown vulnerabilities for its customers' networks."
Suppliers are challenged to ensure that new products and technologies hit the market fully tested and revenue-ready for deployment in their customers' networks. At the same time, service providers must have installation, integration and verification capabilities that are as outstanding as the equipment they buy.
"Telcordia Testing Services provides an unbiased, third-party validation that communications service providers look for when assessing their infrastructure options," said Zach Gilstein, Vice President of Network Assurance Solutions for Telcordia. "By having the testing performed by Telcordia, a vendor is demonstrating its commitment to quality and excellence for its customers."
Telcordia works closely with CSPs and suppliers, offering superior planning, design, testing and deployment services to help ensure that products and systems work right the first time. The "Tested by Telcordia" logo identifies products that have undergone a thorough testing and analysis program conducted by the company.
For more information about Telcordia Testing Services, visit www.telcordia.com/services/testing. For more information about Telcordia's Software Vulnerability Testing offer in particular, visit http://www.telcordia.com/services/testing/software-vulnerability-testing/index.html.
For more information on fuzzing and Codenomicon Defensics, visit http://www.codenomicon.com/defensics/. For more information on unknown "zeroday" vulnerabilities and the Unknown Vulnerability Management process, visit http://www.codenomicon.com/unknown/.
Codenomicon develops security and quality testing software, which allows users to quickly find and identify both known and previously unknown flaws before business-critical products or services are deployed. Their unique, targeted approach to the fuzz testing of networked and mobile applications exposes more flaws and weaknesses than any other testing platform or methodology. Companies rely on Codenomicon's solutions to mitigate threats, like Denial of Service (DoS) situations and Zero-Day Attacks, which could increase liability, damage business reputation and cripple sales. Codenomicon is a member of the SDL Pro Network. For more information, http://www.codenomicon.com.
Telcordia, a global leader in the development of mobile, broadband and enterprise communications software and services, enables Communications Service Providers (CSPs), enterprises, suppliers and governments to successfully deploy innovative and advanced services that help our clients realize operational efficiencies, drive revenue, and maintain a competitive edge. As the industry's go-to expert for solving the most complex communications challenges, Telcordia is known for getting it right the first time and for having the depth of expertise to fully understand our customers' situation, respond appropriately, and deliver as promised. Telcordia has globally trusted expertise in software and services to meet the needs of customers and partners, including, consulting, next-generation OSS, network and application interconnection, service delivery and charging solutions, industry research and new technology development. Telcordia is headquartered in Piscataway, N.J., with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Central and Latin America. (www.telcordia.com).
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