Gartner Research

Essential Checklist for Evaluating and Purchasing Secure Software

Published: 24 May 2006

ID: G00139846

Analyst(s): Amrit T. Williams


Organizations should include security as part of their selection criteria when evaluating software. Use Gartner's checklist and list of questions to assist in determining an independent software vendor's ability to address organizational security requirements.

Table Of Contents
  • Assess an ISV's Ability to Deliver Secure Software
  • Assess an ISV's Ability to Address Security Issues in the Market
  • Hold the ISV Accountable
  • Evaluate the Product Against Organizational Security Requirements

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