Wipro Technologies has announced the launch of a joint center to assess and assure the security of client applications.


The new Wipro Software Assurance Center (SAC) uses Fortify 360 technology and will operate from Wipro's India and regional facilities in the US and EMEA, delivering software assurance capabilities to thousands of global clients via managed or on-demand models.


The Wipro SAC offers a service that provides visibility into the risks posed by vulnerable software and assesses applications using Fortify technology and skilled personnel to provide a measure of the application's security health – the Software Assurance Score. The Wipro SAC can also validate an application's compliance to key regulations such as PCI, GLBA and HIPAA.


John M. Jack, CEO, Fortify Software, said: “Enterprises need a cost-effective, scalable way to assess the business risk posed by insecure applications and remediate those vulnerabilities, whether those applications are developed within their organization, or by an outsourcing relationship with a trusted provider.”


Diana Kelley, principal analyst at SecurityCurve, said: “Application development and IT security have been outsourced for years, and now organizations are also beginning to outsource for application security. With application attacks on the rise, software security is something every organization must address.”