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Ounce Labs and Cigital Form Alliance to Protect Enterprises' Most Valuable Assets.

Partnership Enables Enterprises to Manage Software Risk while moving towards a Secure Software Development Lifecycle Model

WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Ounce Labs, the industry leader in enterprise security source code analysis, today announced the company has partnered with Cigital, the leading software security and quality consulting firm. Ounce Labs and Cigital are teaming together to help enterprises protect their most valuable assets by understanding the risk across their entire application portfolio and increasing the security of their software applications by integrating source code analysis into the software development process.

"Our broad portfolio of solutions that enable companies to connect, communicate and collaborate with their customers, partners and suppliers demands robust security, requiring Sterling Commerce to make security a priority throughout our development lifecycle," said Janice Scanzio, vice president of Quality Assurance, Sterling Commerce. "For this reason, we welcome the alliance of two of our trusted advisors for security as a way to further strengthen our ability to assure the reliable and secure development of our software."

With Ounce Labs' advanced security source code analysis solution, customers can assess their application portfolios for risk, and prioritize and eliminate crucial vulnerabilities while enabling enterprises to move towards a secure software development lifecycle model. Cigital will enable customers who have purchased Ounce Labs' solution to maximize their investment with customization and advanced application of the solution. Additionally, customers can take advantage of Cigital's deep consulting expertise in software portfolio and application reviews, enterprise security benchmarking and secure SDLC implementation, portfolio risk analysis, and software security training. As a result of this alliance, customers can protect corporate assets and prevent potential catastrophic data loss by improving software security and quality in application development.

"In order to secure complex, interconnected application environments, enterprises need to combine analytic techniques and technology with a meaningful understanding of impact and context," said Jack Danahy, founder and CTO, Ounce Labs. "By partnering with Cigital, we can help our customers to more quickly and completely integrate software security assurance as a business process, because while these are not simple problems, they are tractable with the right partners and the right products."

"We're pleased to be working with Ounce Labs to help our clients protect their most valuable assets," stated John Wyatt, Chief Operating Officer, Cigital. "With Ounce Labs' enterprise approach and capabilities, customers can drive the elimination of business critical software vulnerabilities across their entire portfolio of applications while also integrating security best practices and security-focused processes into their software development life cycle."

About Cigital, Inc.

Since 1992, Cigital has enabled some of the most well-known organizations in financial services, communications, insurance, hospitality, e-commerce and government to reduce their mission-critical software business risks. Cigital consultants specialize in software security to help organizations protect some of their most valuable assets: company and mission information, customer and individual data, shareholder value and brand. Each client's unique requirements are served through a combination of proven methodologies, tools and best practices. Cigital also specializes in software quality, assuring the reliable delivery and deployment of software that organizations build, buy and integrate. Cigital (http://www.cigital.com/) is headquartered near Washington, D.C. with offices in Boston, New York, Los Angeles and Delhi, India.

About Ounce Labs, Inc.

Ounce Labs' industry-leading enterprise security source code analysis solutions enable organizations to quickly analyze a wide portfolio of applications, identifying and prioritizing business-critical vulnerabilities. Ounce's patented code analysis delivers actionable results with minimal customization. Ounce's open and flexible workflow integrates seamlessly into customers' existing infrastructure, enabling both the security and development teams to collaborate for maximum value from the analysis findings. Only Ounce delivers the enterprise scalability and automation to help organizations such as EDS, IBM, Intel, Lockheed Martin, MFS, the U.S. Government Accountability Office, Unisys and VeriSign, strengthen application security and protect confidential information enterprise-wide. Ounce also helps organizations to verify regulatory and policy compliance, addressing PCI DSS, FISMA, HIPAA and others. For more information, please visit http://www.ouncelabs.com/.

Ounce Labs is a registered trademark of Ounce Labs, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.
 MEDIA CONTACTS:
 Rachel O'Connell
 Ounce Labs
 781.547.7016
 Rachel.OConnell@ouncelabs.com
 http://www.ouncelabs.com/

 Terri Randolph
 Cigital
 703.404.5757
 trandolph@cigital.com
 http://www.cigital.com/

 Brenda Menard
 Davies Murphy Group
 781.418.2435
 ounce@daviesmurphy.com
 http://www.daviesmurphy.com/



CONTACT: Rachel O'Connell of Ounce Labs, +1-781-547-7016, Rachel.OConnell@ouncelabs.com, Terri Randolph of Cigital, +1-703-404-5757, trandolph@cigital.com, or Brenda Menard of Davies Murphy Group, +1-781-418-2435, ounce@daviesmurphy.com

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