The 451 Group Introduces Rugged Software

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Since we depend on software as foundational infrastructure, it must be up to the task. We can do better. We need to end this fledgling era of software and begin an era where our digital infrastructure is Rugged

451 Research Director for Enterprise Security and a founder of Rugged Software, Joshua Corman, has published a report titled “The beginning of the end: driving an era of rugged software.”

Key Findings of the Report:

Software has increasingly become modern infrastructure. Ones and zeros permeate most aspects of our daily existence. Yet software is not nearly as trustworthy or reliable as other types of infrastructure. Those of us in security have become painfully aware of the seemingly infinite vulnerabilities in digital infrastructure. The Internet is not an information superhighway, but rather, it is a battlefield. Practitioners spend millions of dollars every year deploying critical patches to vulnerable software. Criminals leverage weaknesses in software and applications to perpetrate breaches of identity, credit card data and intellectual property. Nation-states, too, exploit weak software for myriad purposes, threatening our physical, economic and national security. Since we depend on software as foundational infrastructure, it must be up to the task. We can do better. We need to end this fledgling era of software and begin an era where our digital infrastructure is Rugged.

To read this report, visit http://www.the451group.com/intake/rugged .

About Rugged Software

Rugged Software is an organization focused on defining the principles and technologies that will help the industry become Rugged. Its first project is defining define how people and organizations can know if they are Rugged.

For more information about Rugged Software, please visit http://www.ruggedsoftware.org.

About 451 Research

451 Research is a business unit of The 451 Group and is an independent technology-industry analyst company focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation. The company's analysts provide critical and timely insight into the market and competitive dynamics of innovation in emerging technology segments. Clients of the company – at vendor, investor, service-provider and end-user organizations – rely on 451 Research’s insight to support both strategic and tactical decision-making for competitive advantage.

The 451 Group operates 451 Research, Tier1 Research and The Uptime Institute. Tier1 Research is an independent division of The 451 Group that analyzes the financial and industry implications of developments impacting public and private companies within the hosting, communications and Internet infrastructure sectors. The Uptime Institute provides education, publications, consulting, certifications, conferences and seminars, as well as independent research and thought leadership for the enterprise datacenter industry and for datacenter professionals. The Uptime Institute's datacenter engineering and management consulting arm, Uptime Institute Professional Services – formerly known as ComputerSite Engineering – helps clients develop and execute solutions that are responsive to their unique business needs in order to ensure that their datacenters are managed for uninterruptible uptime over sustained periods.

The 451 Group is headquartered in New York, with offices in key locations including San Francisco, Washington, D.C., London and Boston.

For additional information on The 451 Group or to apply for trial access to its services, go to: http://www.the451group.com or http://www.tier1research.com.

For additional information on The Uptime Institute and its services, go to http://www.uptimeinstitute.org.

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