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Coverity Named SIIA Software CODiE Award Finalist for Best Security Solution

Coverity® Security Advisor earns prestigious software industry recognition

SAN FRANCISCO, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Coverity, Inc., the leader in development testing, today announced that Coverity Security Advisor was named a finalist for the 2013 SIIA Software CODiE Awards for Best Security Solution. The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier awards for the software and information industries, and have been recognizing product excellence for 27 years. The awards have more than 75 categories and are organized by industry focus of Content, Education and Software.

This year there were 27 software categories, including 12 new and updated categories that reflect the continued growth and evolution of cloud computing, mobile, big data and video. Winners will be announced at a special Awards luncheon on May 9, in San Francisco, during the All About the Cloud conference.

Coverity Security Advisor enables organizations to build application security testing earlier in the software development lifecycle—as code is being written—arming developers with accurate, actionable information on potential security defects so they can be fixed before they become exploitable vulnerabilities. Coverity Security Advisor includes a patent-pending remediation engine which provides developers specific guidance on how to fix a security defect in the context of their code, and utilizes the Coverity SAVE® Static Analysis Verification Engine to intelligently test code and accurately identify security defects in Java web applications. Coverity Security Advisor is a product within the Coverity Development Testing Platform.

"It's an honor to be recognized as a finalist for such a prestigious award," said Jennifer Johnson, Chief Marketing Officer for Coverity. "Our technology is a critical part of the Secure Development Lifecycle at some of the world's largest companies, as a way to foster collaboration between development and security teams, and make security testing an effective and efficient part of development."

"The CODiE Awards competition was extremely competitive this year, and all of the finalists should be commended for their innovative products and services," said Rhianna Collier, VP for the Software Division at SIIA. "We look forward to honoring the winners at our awards program in May, at All About the Cloud."

Details about each finalist are listed at http://siia.net/codies/2013/finalists.asp

About SIIA
SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 700 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content.  Information technology (IT) and software security are critical issues to SIIA's members, many of whom strive to develop safe, secure and state-of the-art products that effectively serve their commercial and government customers alike, while protecting their intellectual property. 

The SIIA Software Division provides a forum for companies developing the applications, services, infrastructure and tools that are driving the software and services industry forward. For further information, visit www.siia.net/software.

About Coverity
Coverity, Inc., (www.coverity.com), the leader in development testing, is the trusted standard for companies that need to protect their brands and bottom lines from software failures. More than 1,100 Coverity customers use Coverity's development testing platform to automatically test source code for software defects that could lead to product crashes, unexpected behavior, security breaches or catastrophic failure. Coverity is a privately held company headquartered in San Francisco. Coverity is funded by Foundation Capital and Benchmark Capital. Follow us on Twitter or check out our blog.

Coverity is a registered trademark of Coverity, Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

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