Application security firm Veracode has launched a new tool allowing customers to compare the security of their applications with those of their peers and the rest of the world.
SecurityInsights is built on anonymised application security data from billions of lines of code and thousands of applications submitted to Veracode for security testing.
The vendor has used this data to generate comprehensive benchmarking information on security quality in categories including application security, policy compliance, vulnerability prevalence and remediation performance, the firm said.
Clicking on the 'Compare Me' button allows users to compare their own software portfolio against these benchmarks, based on industry, programming language, third-party supplier or type of application.
Veracode chief executive Matt Moynahan claimed that the tool allows IT professionals to take a more proactive approach by deciding on acceptable levels of application security before an attack takes place.
"SecurityInsights was designed to make it easier for our customers to solidify their software infrastructure before they are attacked or fall victim to a zero-day application vulnerability," he said.
"Because Veracode's application intelligence from our cloud-based service is as dynamic as the threat environment itself, no enterprise or on-premise tool can provide this level of comprehensive analysis that users can immediately turn into business decision-making intelligence."
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