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March 2008

Klocwork Insight Tool Dynamically Tests Security of Applications

Outside the Sandbox New tool allows developers to work locally, secure globally. Klocwork has introduced an interesting technology that allows individual application developers or working groups to dynamically test the security impact on projects while remaining insulated from the rest of the code. Not long ago, pleas for secure development, particularly for Internet-facing apps, couldn't compete with the imperative to get it developed, get it working and get it deployed. Predeployment reviews have typically focused on QA, but not security per se. No more. Because of celebrated data breaches and regulations, application- and source code-testing products are getting serious attention. Last year, two of the better-known black box app testing vendors, Watchfire and SPI Dynamics, were acquired by IBM and HP, respectively, validating the importance of security vetting for existing applications and those under development. Companies like these and the still independent Cenzic offered themselves as cost-effective alternatives to ...

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    No longer can security managers focus only on perimeter and host security. The application has become the prime target for hackers. We review six leading Web application firewalls from Barracuda, Bee Ware, Breach Security, Citrix, F5 and Imperva that help deliver your critical apps securely.

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