Vordel and Cigital partner to Secure the Connection from Mobile Apps into the Enterprise
Partnership enables enterprises to securely deploy mobile applications
Boston, MA and Dulles, VA- December 08, 2011 Vordel, a provider of gateways for SOA and Cloud Computing today announced that it has formed a strategic relationship with Cigital, the world's largest consulting firm specializing in software security consulting. Together, Vordel and Cigital will deliver solutions and advice to organizations seeking to deploy business services on mobile platforms. The partnership addresses the security deficit for mobile apps, where many organizations still lack the basic security and integration skills necessary to successfully expose internal applications to mobile devices. The Vordel and Cigital alliance will enable end user organizations to implement best practice security for mobile application integration, in addition to satisfying regulatory compliance and governance policies.
In a recent survey conducted by Vordel of Enterprise Architects at Fortune 5000 firms and Government Agencies, 48% of respondents noted security as a top concern for connecting from mobile and Cloud-based applications into the organization. A further 26% of respondents raised integration complexities between mobile and enterprise applications as a key challenge. Vordel Application Gateway addresses these twin concerns by protecting the confidentiality of internal enterprise application information accessible via mobile apps, while mediating the varying data and interface formats between mobile to enterprise applications programming.
"Driven by the commercial success of smartphones and tablets, CIOs and IT managers are under constant pressure to deliver mobile solutions for their internal employees and customers alike." said Vic Morris, CEO of Vordel. "Securely delivering enterprise services via mobile apps is not a trivial task, because mobile security is not as well established as, for example, service oriented architecture (SOA) security. Vordel Application Gateway solves these problems and together with our partner Cigital, we are helping many companies throughout North America overcome these challenges."
"In spite of the attention paid to mobile development in the last two years, many organizations still lack the awareness and skillsets to address the challenges of integrating and securing mobile applications," said Stuart Dross, VP, Sales and Marketing of Cigital. "We are pleased to announce our teaming agreement and partnership with Vordel. Together we can advise and promote solutions that can resolve the key concerns of our clients."
Cigital has worked with Vordel and its products for many years at a variety of customers and industry verticals ranging from discrete manufacturing and financial services to healthcare. The Vordel Gateway is a high quality product, which fits into Cigital's commitment of delivering optimal security solutions and practices to its customers.
Vordel Application Gateway connects off-premise mobile applications with on-premise applications addressing transport and message level security, identity federation, service level monitoring and enforcement. Furthermore the Gateway offers extensive protocol translation and message transformation capabilities to provide a flexible integration interface for new and legacy applications. The mediation policies run external to the application at wire speed, thus not requiring any intrusive changes to existing application interface. For further information click here.
Cigital, Inc. is the leading software security consulting firm in the world. Established in 1992, Cigital plans and implements initiatives that help organizations ensure their applications are secure and reliable while also improving how they build and deploy software. Our recognized experts apply a combination of proven methodologies, tools, and best practices to meet each client's unique requirements. Cigital is headquartered outside Washington, D.C. with regional offices in the U.S., Europe, and India. For more information visit: http://www.cigital.com.
Vordel delivers fast, safe, connectivity for SOA and Cloud Services. Vordel Gateway provides integration, security, governance, and acceleration for enterprise applications and Cloud based services. Vordel Gateway enables Fortune 5000 enterprises and government agencies to extend their enterprise applications and SOA infrastructure beyond the perimeter to enable Cloud based services and mobile computing. Vordel makes it possible to deliver and consume "Applications Anywhere" with IT's existing applications and infrastructure, without costly upgrades and rewrites.
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Anne Marie McCallion, ReturnPR
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Terri Randolph, Cigital
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