SOURCE: Ounce Labs

November 01, 2006 08:03 ET

Third Brigade Selects Ounce Labs for Software Security Assurance

Innovator of Host Intrusion Defense Systems Makes Its Product Security a Top Priority

WALTHAM, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 1, 2006 -- Ounce Labs, the leader in software security assurance, today announced that Third Brigade, a leading provider of host intrusion defense systems, has deployed Ounce Labs' security assurance software for use in the development of Third Brigade Deep Security software. Driven by a commitment to the quality and security of the security software it delivers, Third Brigade is using the Ounce solution to proactively scan its source code as one of the methods it employs to increase the security of the software it delivers.

Third Brigade's host intrusion defense system serves as a critical layer of defense against known and zero-day attacks that target critical servers and applications in a range of industries, including health care, financial services, government, and telecommunications.

"Because customers depend on our software to help protect the availability of their mission critical systems and the confidentiality and integrity of sensitive data, Third Brigade makes the security of its own products a top priority," said Brian O'Higgins, Chief Technology Officer of Third Brigade.

With the integration of Ounce into the development process, the company is able to automate and expedite the process of identifying and eliminating vulnerabilities at the earliest stage of the software development lifecycle.

"No software product is perfect, and as a security vendor we continue to improve the processes and tools we use to deliver our product software. Ounce Labs security assurance software provides Third Brigade with the ability to analyze both our Java and C++ software for security vulnerabilities," O'Higgins added.

"We're pleased to help leading technology innovators like Third Brigade ensure that they are delivering secure products to their customers," said Hugh Scandrett, CEO of Ounce Labs. "Our critical corporate and national infrastructure depends on the reliability and integrity of security solutions. Third Brigade's advanced approach to automating and validating the security of their product is a model of best practices for the entire industry."

About Third Brigade

Third Brigade specializes in providing host intrusion defense to health care, government, telecommunications, financial services and other organizations that need to prevent attacks that exploit vulnerabilities in commercial and custom software, including web applications. It enables you to create and enforce comprehensive security policies that proactively protect critical applications, sensitive data, and hosts, ensure regulatory compliance, and maximize the performance of your people, processes and hosts. Unlike other intrusion prevention systems, Third Brigade's is not intrusive. It has been architected from the ground-up for intrusion prevention, and is smaller, faster and simpler. Third Brigade. That's control.

About Ounce Labs, Inc.

Ounce Labs™, the leader in software security assurance, delivers products that enable customers to manage software risk in applications across the enterprise, traceable down to individual lines of code. The Ounce solution features patents-pending analysis technology, which scans source code to pinpoint programming errors, design flaws, and policy violations. Ounce offers the most accurate and complete analysis, the fastest time-to-value, the only complete portfolio management, and the greatest deployment flexibility. Customers include leading organizations in financial services, telecommunications, software development, government, and other industries focused on protecting data, reducing software vulnerabilities, and complying with industry regulations. Ounce Labs is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, with regional offices throughout the U.S. For more information, please visit

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