• GenieConnect Achieved VerAfied Security Status

     
    POSTED August 5, 2014
     

The tech industry welcomes an industry first as GenieConnect, the smarter event technology provider, announced that it has earned the VerAfied security mark from Veracode for its native mobile apps.

“By enlisting the services of Veracode, the world’s most powerful application security platform, we can reassure clients that that our software complies with the highest security standards,” says Giles Welch, GenieConnect CEO. “I’m proud to say that we are the first event technology provider to achieve this status and that our clients can rely on GenieConnect to be a trusted custodian of their sensitive information.”

VerAfied assessment is based on industry standards including MITRE’s Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) for classification of software weaknesses, FIRST’s Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) for severity and ease of exploitability and NIST's definitions of assurance levels. According to the world's leading information technology research and advisory company, Gartner, “CVSS provides an industry recognized vulnerability risk ranking that is both repeatable and refereanceable and is commonly used by large and small organizations alike when disclosing vulnerabilities.”

Chris Wysopal, co-founder and CTO of Veracode, stated “The VerAfied mark tells the world that GenieConnect is testing for application vulnerabilities and complying with industry standards, but more importantly, it lets their clients know GenieConnect is a vendor they can trust to keep their data secure.”

With the gain of the VerAfied status, GenieConnect is hoping to provide its clients with one of the highest levels of software assurance and security verification.  Being graced with Veracode’s approval, GenieConnect looks to demonstrate its ability to provide high standards for security, reliability and compliance.

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