Software Security Firms Aim to Preempt Hackers

Cigital and Fortify will market code-scanning technologies to address software security flaws at the developmental stage.

Cigital Inc. and Fortify Software Inc. this week announced a deal to market software intended to defend corporate computer networks by scanning for possible security flaws before they can be targeted by hackers and viruses. Cigital will help customers implement Fortifys code-scanning technologies with its consulting services.

"What (software) developers and others are recognizing is that security flaws need to be addressed at the developmental stage," said Melissa Webster, an analyst at IDC.

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