SD Elements Announces New Partnership with Tasktop to Add Security Requirements into the Application Development Process

Thursday, November 6, 2014

TORONTO - Security Compass, a leading web/mobile application security firm, announces that its award-winning secure software security requirements management tool SD Elements has now integrated with Tasktop Sync. Taking advantage of Tasktop’s extensive integration ecosystem, SD Elements now supports the most widely deployed Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools used by development teams.

“We’re excited to be teaming up with Tasktop’s amazing DevOps and ALM Integration technology, which will give our clients an easier way to integrate their development projects with our software security requirements management system,” said Rohit Sethi, VP of Security Compass and head of the SD Elements group. “Now our clients will realize the benefits that come from integrating the most popular ALM tools, greatly enhancing the ability for SD Elements to add security seamlessly into their development processes.”

With over a million users, including a many of the Global 2000, Tasktop is a critical DevOps and ALM Integration resource, allowing organizations, including the largest enterprises, to fully integrate development, testing, Agile planning, PMO and operations functions into a unified software development and delivery team. Now that Tasktop Sync and the SD Elements platform are integrated, developers will have access to a wide range of additional resources, making it easier for them to prioritize secure coding practices in all of their ongoing software development projects.

 “Tasktop customers can now adopt secure software development practices much more easily by automatically introducing security requirements from SD Elements into existing processes being managed with a wide range of established tools,” said Wesley Coelho, Senior Director of Business Development at Tasktop Technologies. “We’re thrilled to be collaborating with Security Compass to extend the reach of the Tasktop Sync DevOps integration bus into the security requirements space.”

What is SD Elements?

Instead of fixing application flaws after the fact, SD Elements enables developers to create secure code from the start, and prevent vulnerabilities from ever existing – the most cost effective way of mitigating risks. Developers who use SD Elements can reduce high-risk vulnerabilities in their applications by as much as 97 percent. The platform offers a number of important features, including the industry’s largest database of software security requirements and test cases, detailed reporting, customizable content, task prioritization, code samples, embedded training and constant security updates.

The secure application lifecycle management needs of organizations are increasingly inherent in their everyday life. Compliance (PCI, HIPAA), secure coding, best practices in the software development lifecycle are continually at the forefront of companies’ minds. Working with leading ALM solutions like JIRA, Rally, Team Foundation Server and now Tasktop, SD Elements helps development teams create and validate a method of deploying secure software while building security in.

Over one million users employ Tasktop’s ALM and DevOps integration technology to transform the productivity of software delivery, by connecting the development, testing, Agile planning, PMO and operations functions into a unified software development and delivery team. Tasktop customers are the global leaders in financial services, insurance, government and manufacturing, and include 15 of the Fortune 100, six of the top 25 banks in the world and three of the top seven US insurance companies. Partners, including CA, HP, IBM and Serena, rely on our independent, vendor-neutral role to connect their customers’ software delivery disciplines via OEM distributions of our products. Tasktop has defined the Software Lifecycle Integration (SLI) category to fulfill our mission to “connect the world of software delivery.” For more information about Tasktop and SLI, please visit:

SD Elements is a software security requirements management solution that eliminates at least 97% of high risk vulnerabilities at the earliest stage of the software development lifecycle. It provides prescriptive, secure coding advice based on your projects application technology, business and compliance drivers. SD Elements can easily scale to thousands of applications allowing centralized information security teams to positively influence software development across the organization with minimal process change. SD Elements eliminates security vulnerabilities before scanning begins – the most cost effective way of mitigating risks. Website:

Headquartered in Toronto, Security Compass is a leading information security firm specializing in web and mobile application security for Fortune 10s-500s, large financial institutions, energy firms, technology/software providers, media companies, retailers and other businesses. Security Compass guides teams in building customized security blueprints based the industry, software development lifecycle, and business needs to cost-effectively mitigate risks. Its secure application lifecycle management tool, SD Elements was recognized by Gartners 2014 Cool Vendors in Application and Endpoint Security report. Website:

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