Start-up takes a crack at blocking hackers

Wednesday, 7 April 2004, 10:45 AM EST

The Menlo Park, Calif.-based company, Fortify Software, is offering a set of tools designed to test software for potential flaws, while products are still being built. The tools allow companies to examine the underlying code programmers write more closely, cutting down on the likelihood of security weaknesses, according to Fortify.

"Despite efforts to eliminate intrusions using perimeter solutions and firewalls, enterprises continue to face potentially disastrous threats due to vulnerabilities in the application layer," Fortify Chairman Ted Schlein said in a statement. "By addressing security vulnerabilities early in the development and release cycle, applications are fortified against security threats."

By Matt Hines at ZDNet.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

What IT skills are in demand?

IT security tops the list of skills that teams need most, and one out of five reported having difficulty finding skilled talent for cloud initiatives. Companies are also looking for pros who have skills in network engineering, systems engineering, IT architecture and network operations.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Fri, Apr 17th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //