Security Compass Named as a “Cool Vendor” by Leading Analyst Firm Gartner

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Security Compass is excited to announce that they have been recognized as a "Cool Vendor" in Gartner's 2014 research document: Cool Vendors in Application and Endpoint Security.

Security Compass, a leading web and mobile application security firm, announced it has been recognized in the software security market by a leading analyst firm Gartner, Inc., which included the company as a “Cool Vendor” in its just-released Gartner Research Document: Cool Vendors in Application and Endpoint Security, 2014.

“We believe Gartner’s recognition of our secure application lifecycle management tool SD Elements is validation of our commitment to the highest standards when it comes to software security, ease of use and benefit to businesses,” said Rohit Sethi, Vice President of Security Compass and SD Elements team lead. “SD Elements is unique in that it allows development teams to create web and mobile applications that are resistant to the high-risk vulnerabilities which plague the vast majority of apps on the market today. At the same time, this tool is easy to use, reduces costs, integrates well into current developer processes and even helps developers better meet project deadlines by streamlining a key element of the process.”

First released in 2012, SD Elements is the industry’s first secure application lifecycle management (SALM) tool. It makes it easy for development teams to create secure code from the start, achieving the most comprehensive set of software security requirements in the industry and eliminating software flaws and high-risk security vulnerabilities before the product ever goes live.

Developers that use SD Elements eliminate up to 97 percent of application security risks, including 42 percent of risks that are hard to find with combined automated static analysis and dynamic testing tools. They also meet high-level security requirements, including PCI, HIPAA and the European Privacy Directive.

The SALM tool offers a number of important features, including the industry’s largest database of software security requirements and test cases, detailed reporting, customizable content, task prioritization, code samples, embedded training and constant security updates. SD Element’s automated process guides the developer step-by-step through the software build process by providing them with all the relevant security requirements they need to meet and prioritizing these tasks. It also offers a 10-minute automated risk analysis to test which risks the app is vulnerable to; a reporting dashboard that allows them to prove to auditors that the app meets security/privacy requirements; and other features.

About Security Compass

Headquartered in Toronto, Security Compass is a leading information security firm specializing in web and mobile application security for Fortune 10s-500s, large financial institutions, energy firms, technology/software providers, media companies, retailers and other businesses. Security Compass guides teams in building customized security blueprints based the industry, software development lifecycle, and business needs to cost-effectively mitigate risks. Website:

About SD Elements

SD Elements is a software security requirements management solution. Using a short questionnaire, SD Elements automatically generates relevant security requirements for an application, links them to test cases and delivers them into development tools. When building or maintaining a mature application, SD Elements effortlessly integrates with your development tools and processes to ensure your software is secure. It provides prescriptive, secure coding advice based on your project’s application technology, business and compliance drivers. With SD Elements, vulnerability scanners and source code reviews validate that you have followed requirements eliminating costly vulnerability remediation. SD Elements scales easily to thousands of applications allowing centralized information security teams to positively influence software development across the organization with minimal process change. SD Elements is the most cost effective way of mitigating risks. Website:

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