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Softtek Launches New Application Security Services at the Gartner Information Security Summit

Application Risk Management, Ongoing Reassurance (ARMOR) Program offers a comprehensive, metrics-driven and cost-competitive solution

MONTERREY, Mexico, June 29, 2009 Softtek, a global provider of IT and business process solutions and the largest private IT service provider in Latin America, announced today that it has launched new application security services, called “ARMOR – Application Risk Management, Ongoing Reassurance” at the Gartner Information Security Summit in Washington, D.C. ARMOR is a holistic program that detects, corrects and prevents security defects throughout the application lifecycle and delivers a comprehensive, metrics-driven and cost-competitive solution, enabled by its Global Nearshore™ model.

Unlike most tools and services focused on detecting vulnerabilities in pre-production or production stages, ARMOR is designed to find defects earlier in the process and fix the root causes of the problem. With 26 years of software quality expertise, Softtek has conducted over 2,000 security assessments on enterprise applications for global corporations, such as General Electric (GE).

“Protecting online applications from hacking attempts, while remaining compliant with increasing rules and regulations, is the prime concern for any business today, and failing to do so could lead to financial loss, legal complications and reputation damage,” said Blanca Treviño, president and CEO of Softtek. “We offer mature and proven services that help corporations align their data protection and application security efforts with their business risk management strategies.”

Softtek’s proven approach combines Six Sigma process rigor and ever-evolving policies & standards with mature knowledge management and training. Softtek initially will offer the services to companies in various industries, with special emphasis on financial services, healthcare, and online retail industries where the importance of application security has been growing rapidly in the past years.

“Softtek has consistently delivered best-in-class, cost-effective application security services, helping GE to address the root causes of application security vulnerabilities,” said Brad Maiorino, GE Corporate CISO. Softtek has provided application security services to GE since 2004.

Softtek’s ARMOR program uses a three-step approach to securing applications:

1. Detect - Find vulnerabilities on applications through white box, grey box and black box assessments, create awareness and present remediation recommendations;

2. Correct - Identify root cause and implement methods to remediate, while establishing metrics regarding risk and vulnerabilities;

3. Prevent – Make security an integral part of the development lifecycle through proper application of guidance, education, metrics and tools.

Softtek has earned a strong reputation in the IT & BPO global sourcing industry through its trademarked Global Nearshore™ model, which pairs world-class execution with global proximity to fill the gap left by India-centric outsourcing models.

About Softtek:
Founded in 1982, Softtek is a global provider of IT and business process solutions with close to 6,000 associates across 30 offices in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. With nine Global Delivery Centers in Mexico, China, Brazil, Argentina and Spain, Softtek provides in-depth, high-quality and cost-effective solutions to top-tier corporations in over 20 countries through on-site, on-shore and its trademarked Global Nearshore™ service delivery models. Creator and leader of the Near Shore® Industry, Softtek is the largest private IT service provider in Latin America. For more information, visit

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