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Sonatype Named Finalist for “Most Innovative Company” at RSA Conference 2012

Published: January 10, 2012 09:00


Sonatype, the company that is transforming software development, announced today it has been named one of 10 finalists for the “Most Innovative Company at RSA® Conference 2012” contest, part of Innovation Sandbox, a half-day program representing the new technologies that promise to transform the information security industry, now and in the future.  On Monday, Feb. 27, Sonatype will have the opportunity to demonstrate its security breakthroughs to the conference’s esteemed panel of judges and be named top innovator at this year’s event.

“Being selected as a finalist puts these organizations among security’s elite rising stars,” said Sandra Toms LaPedis, Area Vice President and General Manager of RSA Conference. “RSA Conference connects the smartest minds in the information security field and consistently showcases the innovative companies that drive this industry. RSA Conference commends the companies and individuals that continue to drive the evolution of innovation.”

Sonatype Insight is a suite of software products and information services for ensuring the integrity of open-source components in the enterprise software supply chain.  Sonatype Insight combines security vulnerability data from a wide array of sources with inventory data from the Central Repository, the industry’s most widely used repository of open source components, containing more than 300,000 components from all major open source projects.   The product delivers actionable information about the components beings used, including all dependencies, allowing users to gain the benefits of open source without the associated risks. 

While other approaches to open-source management are either unenforceable, or find issues late in the development cycle when rework becomes prohibitively expensive, Sonatype Insight is non-intrusive, non-disruptive and tightly interwoven with existing development processes.  Organizations can gain actionable intelligence about open-source usage at any stage of the application development process.  After applications are released to production, SonatypeInsight continuously monitors their bill-of-materials and alerts users if new quality or security defects are uncovered. 

“Open source components have become the foundation of modern software development because they allow developers to deliver applications more quickly and with higher quality,” said Wayne Jackson, CEO of Sonatype.  “But like everything else, open source has risks, and visibility and control over open source usage has become imperative to the enterprise.  Sonatype Insight is uniquely positioned to provide organizations with detailed information, when and where they need it, to avoid unnecessary security risks at every stage of the software development lifecycle.”

The “Most Innovative Company at RSA Conference 2012” winner will be determined at the conclusion of Innovation Sandbox, after each finalist gives a short presentation to a panel of judges including Dennis Brixius of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Asheem Chandna of Greylock Partners, Gerhard Eschelbeck of Sophos, Inc., Suzanne Hall of Red Cross, George Hoyem of In-Q-Tel and Paul Kocher of Cryptography Research. 

Additional information about the “Most Innovative Company at RSA Conference 2012” contest and Innovation Sandbox program can be found at:

https://365.rsaconference.com/community/connect/innovation-sandbox

Sonatype is transforming software development with tools, information and services that enable organizations to build better software, faster, using open-source components.  With Sonatype Insight, organizations gain unprecedented levels of visibility and control over open-source component usage without disrupting their software development process.  The company’s professional-grade Java development tools are trusted by leading development organizations and software vendors to enhance the most widely used open source development-infrastructure products with added technical support from Sonatype’s team of experts.  Sonatype supports the open-source community as an innovator and key contributor to projects such as Nexus, Apache Maven, m2eclipse, Hudson, p2 and Tycho and as the steward of the Central Repository – the industry’s primary source for open-source components, housing more than 300,000 software components, serving four billion requests per year.  Sonatype is privately held with investments from Accel Partners, Bay Partners, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners and Morgenthaler Ventures.  Visit:  www.sonatype.com.

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