Open-Source Apps Earn Software Security Seal Of Approval
Two prominent open-source projects recently got a thumbs-up from Veracode, a company that applies a standards-based approach to software vulnerability testing.
The two open-source apps, OpenVPN and the Sendmail Mail Transfer Agent, are both extremely popular among business users. According to a Veracode press release, its "A" rating indicates that a software developer has "developed a secure application that has been independently evaluated for software vulnerabilities against industry standards."
Security is a major concern for both projects. OpenVPN is a widely used tool for creating point-to-point encrypted network connections, and Sendmail MTA is the single most widely used application of its type -- open-source or proprietary -- in use today.