Google announces Espresso, Django 1.11 released, and Red Hat Software Collections 2.4 in beta — SD Times news digest: April 5, 2017

At the Open Networking Summit, Google announced Espresso, the latest offering in its software defined networking strategy. It is designed to make the Google cloud faster, more available and cost effective. “Espresso has been in production for over two years and routes 20 percent of our total traffic to the internet—and growing. It’s changing the … continue reading

CA Technologies to acquire Veracode for $614 million

CA Technologies announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Veracode for approximately US$614 million in cash, in order to increase speed and security from app development to production. This agreement follows CA’s acquisition of BlazeMeter in October 2016, as well as its January acquisition of Automic. BlazeMeter was added to build out … continue reading

Veracode releases Greenlight, Lucidworks updates Fusion platform, and Google brings tools to Raspberry Pi—SD Times news digest: Jan. 25, 2016

Veracode wants to help developers spot security defects in seconds, which led it to announce the availability of Greenlight, a product that lets developers easily scan their code while they work. Greenlight is an embedded security solution that lets developers identify and fix security vulnerabilities, and to rescan the code to make sure it has … continue reading

Report: Application security continues to be a problem

Despite the importance of software security and the advancements made to protect applications, developers are still having a hard time developing secure solutions. A new study from Veracode shows while developers’ top concerns are cyberattacks and data breaches, security testing imposes a risk to their development and deadlines. “Development teams face an onslaught of challenges … continue reading

Veracode’s State of Software Security Report, Symphony Software Foundation’s Open Developer Platform, and DevExpress open-sources TestCafe—SD Times news digest: Oct. 18, 2016

Veracode today released its findings from its annual State of Software Security Report, which revealed that the persistent use of components in software development is creating unmanaged risk. The report also found that companies can benefit if they accelerate their application security programs. Veracode found that a single popular component with a critical vulnerability spread … continue reading

Veracode announces Developer Sandbox, Appvance UTP ships for enterprise, and Twilio launches Sync—SD Times news digest: July 26, 2016

Veracode announced Developer Sandbox today, a new feature that allows developers and security risk teams to have more control over their application security processes. With this feature, developers can review security processes early in the development life cycle, and they have the ability to scan full applications or components as they write them. This allows … continue reading

RSA conference has machine-learning, cloud-based solutions on display

It’s no secret that computer security is a difficult area of expertise. At the annual RSA Conference in San Francisco this week, attendees were treated to a host of solutions to solve their security woes. As usual, however, software development is not the focus. Robert Griffin, chief security architect at RSA, agreed that developing secure … continue reading

RSA conference highlights changing threats

Software developers still reeling from the constant security failures throughout the open-source stack in 2014 can take at least some comfort from the proceedings at this year’s RSA Conference in San Francisco. Most of the solutions, talks and products discussed at the show are not focused on the developer-induced security flaws that caused such a … continue reading

Around the (Route 128) World in (About Two) Days

A tour of Boston’s high-tech corridor offers a snapshot of the application development market … continue reading

Security practices take focus off programmers and onto systems

New approaches to security for enterprise applications focus on everything outside of the programmer that can be secured … continue reading

RSA Conference advocates openness

Personal devices on networks and Anonymous dominated discussion, while talk of locking down networks ceased … continue reading

Veracode’s free service nips cross-site scripting in the bud

Cross-site scripting can pose a significant problem, but Veracode has devised a system to easily fight them … continue reading

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