Boulder Technology Companies Present Application Security Architecture Model at Front Range OWASP Conference

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New model allows companies to increase security of modern web applications

Engineers from Boulder companies Rally Software® and AppliedTrust presented the architectural security model for Rally’s next-generation web application at the third annual Front Range Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Conference June 2 at the University of Colorado at Denver.

Jeff Smith, development manager at Rally Software, and Ben Whaley, director of Enterprise Architecture at AppliedTrust, demonstrated that by constructing the architectural security model based on industry standards, proven best practices and quantitative data about historical threat sources, this approach provides a secure foundation for handling sensitive data within the application. Such an approach can be used by any company to successfully elevate the security of a modern web application to the same level as high priority considerations such as feature enhancements and customer service requests.

“We’re excited to elevate application security internals from private whiteboard conversations to public discussions so that the entire industry can start baking security into products from the beginning, especially in the software as a service (SaaS) world. Rally Software has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to information security and it’s terrific they’re sharing this work so others can benefit,” said Ned McClain, CTO of AppliedTrust.

OWASP is a worldwide charitable organization that is focused on improving the security of application software. OWASP has provided extraordinary thought leadership to the Internet community and has pioneered some of the most respected research in web-based application security. Its dedication to furthering secure web applications, including SaaS applications, combined with its mission to communicate knowledge to others, has served as a foundation for many organizations.

About AppliedTrust

AppliedTrust provides IT security and network/systems infrastructure consulting services. The company serves clients in a variety of industries, including healthcare, financial services, recreation and government. Based in Boulder, Colorado, AppliedTrust's proven process and industry-recognized experts deliver increased security, performance and availability, while reducing ecological impact. For more information, visit

About Rally

Rally is the leader in Agile application lifecycle management (ALM) dedicated to making distributed development organizations faster and leaner by dramatically cutting the time, cost and effort needed to deliver high-quality applications. According to a study by QSM Associates, software-driven companies that rely on Rally's Agile ALM products and services are 50% faster to market and 25% more productive than industry averages. Rally's products were honored with four consecutive Jolt awards (the software industry's equivalent of the Oscar® award) in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. The company's end-to-end solutions for Agile development also include Agile University, the leading source for Agile training, and Agile Commons, the largest collaborative Web 2.0 community dedicated to advancing software agility. Rally currently supports more than 2,100 corporate customers, 58,000 projects and 96,000 users in 60 countries. For more information, visit


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