Veracode Verification Demonstrates CollegeSource Ongoing Commitment to Application Security
SAN DIEGO, May 4, 2020 – CollegeSource, the higher education industry’s most trusted SaaS provider of transfer and degree achievement solutions, today announced its successful participation in Veracode Verified, a program that validates a company’s secure software development processes, for its uAchieve® solutions. With approximately 30 percent of all security breaches occurring as a result of a vulnerability at the application layer, software purchasers are demanding more insight into the security of the software they are buying. Veracode Verified empowers CollegeSource to demonstrate its commitment to creating secure software.
“We strive to provide higher education staff and students with secure applications they can trust. With Veracode Verified, we ensure uAchieve has continuous integration of security throughout its development processes,” said Dale Peters, senior vice president, product development, CollegeSource.
When purchasing software, customers and prospects need confirmation about the level of security that a software product offers. As part of Veracode Verified, CollegeSource demonstrates that its uAchieve Degree Audit and Academic Planning System has undergone rigorous security testing as part of the development practice. Additionally, participating in the program ensures that the software meets a high standard of application security, reducing risk for the customer.
Organizations that had their secure development practice validated and their application accepted into the Standard Tier have demonstrated that the following security gates have been implemented into their software development practice:
- Assesses first-party code with static analysis
- Documents that the application does not allow Very High flaws in first-party code
- Provides developers with remediation guidance when new flaws are introduced
CollegeSource is proud to achieve Veracode Verified Standard status for the uAchieve Degree Audit and Academic Planning System. By supporting student and advisor collaboration in planning an academic career, the cloud-based application ensures students have accurate and personalized information for achieving educational goals. uAchieve Degree Audit is a fully featured solution that tracks student progress and outlines remaining requirements needed for graduation, and uAchieve Planner is an academic planning tool that helps create guided pathways to graduation, leveraging existing audit data. In keeping student and institutional data secure, the investment in application security is a top priority for CollegeSource and is shown through its participation in the Veracode Verified program.
Added Veracode’s Director of Customer Engagement Asha May, “CollegeSource is committed to delivering secure code to help organizations reduce the risk of a major security breach. Companies that invest in secure coding processes and follow our protocol for a mature application security program are able to deliver more confidence to customers who deploy their software.”
CollegeSource is the higher education industry’s trusted SaaS provider of transfer and degree achievement solutions. For nearly 50 years, CollegeSource has led market-changing transformation by inventing and investing in technology solutions that aid the staff and students of higher in their quest to plan and complete academic careers. As the archiver of the nation’s extensive higher education course catalogs, CollegeSource’s degree audit, academic planning, and transfer credit evaluation solutions are depended on by more than 2,000 institutions and millions of individuals worldwide. Founded and led by higher education and technology veterans, CollegeSource is a privately-held company based in San Diego with offices in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information, please visit collegesource.com.
Young & Associates for CollegeSource