Emeryville, Calif., June 24, 2009 Sendmail, Inc., the leading provider of reliable and secure email and messaging infrastructures, and Veracode Inc., provider of the world’s leading Application Risk Management Platform, today announced that Sendmail’s open source Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) has received Veracode’s highest possible rating - A - for a non-web based application. This achievement proves that Sendmail has developed a secure email infrastructure component that has been independently evaluated for software vulnerabilities against industry standards such as the OWASP Top 10 and SANS-CWE Top 25.
“As enterprises increasingly leverage open source to design, build and manage their business critical software, application security becomes a significant concern,” said Matt Moynahan, CEO of Veracode. “Veracode’s SecurityReview service and its associated security rating systems ensure that open source project teams are able to quickly and easily find software flaws, vulnerabilities, malicious code and hidden backdoors that end up in deployed application binaries. Sendmail has demonstrated the highest security quality of its core infrastructure platform which will drive adoption in enterprise, financial and government markets.”
Veracode’s recently announced Open Source Ratings Database is a first of its kind, central repository for security insight into enterprise-class open source projects such as Sendmail. This effort helps spread adoption and usage of open source projects, while enabling enterprises to gain an understanding of the risk/benefit trade-off of integrating open source.
“We’re thrilled that Sendmail’s open source MTA has earned Veracode’s ‘A’ security rating,” said Greg Shapiro, chief technology officer, Sendmail, Inc. “The open source MTA was created more than 25 years ago and continues to evolve and be utilized by thousands of organizations. The Sendmail MTA is the core foundation for Sendmail Inc.’s commercial line of Message Processing Appliances and is used by other email security vendors in their commercial products to manage and route SMTP email. We are proud to offer the same level of high-security to the many customers who have migrated from open source to commercial products.”
Sendmail’s open source MTA is the most widely used email technology on the Internet. Today the company’s open source and commercial versions are found on over 35 percent of all Internet servers, and deliver over 65 percent of the email messages sent worldwide.
Veracode provides the world’s leading Application Risk Management Platform. Veracode SecurityReview’s patented and proven cloud-based capabilities allow customers to govern and mitigate software security risk across a single application or an enterprise portfolio with unmatched simplicity. Customers include the world’s largest and most security aware organizations in every industry. Recognized as a Gartner “Cool Vendor,” The Wall Street Journal’s “Technology Innovation Award,” The Banker’s “Information Security Project of the Year” with Barclays, SC Magazine’s “Best Vulnerability Assessment Solution,” Information Security “Readers’ Choice Award,” and AlwaysOn Northeast’s “Top 100 Private Company,” Veracode is Software Security Simplified™. For more information, visit www.veracode.com.
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