Security Compass Adds PCI PA-DSS Compliance Capability to Its SD Elements Secure Coding Platform

SD Elements, the industry’s first secure application lifecycle management tool by Security Compass, has now been updated to include PA-DSS (Payment Application Data Security Standard) compliance, enabling vendors to build fully compliant web, mobile or rich client applications right from the start.

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This latest update to SD Elements will make it easier for vendors to meet PCI standards while still in the development phase, get their products out to market faster and avoid costly remediation later.

Toronto, ON (PRWEB) September 25, 2013

Security Compass is announcing an important update for its SD Elements secure coding platform for web and mobile application developers, which now includes new content to cover the Payment Card Industry Payment Application Data Security Standard (PCI PA-DSS). Now vendors who create payment applications can build in PA-DSS compliance from the start, in addition to the most comprehensive set of software security and privacy requirements available on the market today.

Security Compass’ SD Elements team will be at the PCI Security Standards Council’s North American Community Meeting September 24-26 in Las Vegas.

“This latest update to SD Elements will make it easier for vendors to meet PCI standards while still in the development phase, get their products out to market faster and avoid costly remediation later,” said Rohit Sethi, VP of Security Compass. “It’s part of SD Elements’ larger mission to enable secure coding from the start, which vastly improves the security/privacy of applications.”

SD Elements users can generate on their PA-DSS compliance reports to help prepare for PCI audits. With detailed requirements and corresponding test cases delivered right to application lifecycle management tools like JIRA and Team Foundation Server, payment card applications can now be more secure than ever.

Software developers can build secure PA-DSS compliant web, mobile, and rich client applications in any programming language using SD Elements requirements.

About SD Elements:

SD Elements is the industry’s first Secure Application Lifecycle Management (SALM) solution and allows developers, for the first time, to build security directly into a web or mobile application from the start, eliminating up to 97% of high-risk security vulnerabilities. The interactive, easy-to-use software tool guides developers through the secure coding process to ensure that all apps meet the industry’s highest level of software security requirements. SD Elements catches and prevents a significantly higher percentage of app vulnerabilities than static analysis and dynamic testing combined. Founded in 2012, SD Elements is a product of application security firm Security Compass, headquartered in Toronto.

About Security Compass:

Headquartered in Toronto, Security Compass is a leading information security firm specializing in web and mobile application security for Fortune 500s, large financial institutions, energy firms, technology/software providers, media companies, retailers and other businesses. Security Compass was a key contributor on mobile application security to the HP 2012 Cyber Risk Report.


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