As a CVE Numbering Authority, Yugabyte Joins a Community of Security Experts to Publish Newly Discovered Vulnerabilities
SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Yugabyte, the leader in open source distributed SQL databases, today announced it has been designated as a CVE Numbering Authority (CNA) by the CVE Program.
Yugabyte joins an elite group of public and private sector organizations authorized to assign CVE identification numbers to newly discovered security vulnerabilities and publish related details in associated CVE Records for public consumption. Yugabyte is the only authority for assigning CVE identification numbers for YugabyteDB, its popular open source distributed SQL database.
The CVE Program identifies and catalogs security vulnerabilities in software and hardware components worldwide. The programs’ trusted public disclosures allow IT professionals, end-users, and other stakeholders to take timely action to prevent attackers from exploiting these vulnerabilities.
“With adoption of YugabyteDB accelerating, there needs to be a clearly defined process for identifying any potential vulnerabilities before they impact our customers,” said Karthik Ranganathan, co-founder and CTO of Yugabyte. “Being named a CNA allows us to verify any security issues and leverage the wider security community to better protect and serve our customers.”
Only 210 companies from 33 countries have been established as CNAs to date. Yugabyte is one of a handful of database vendors in this trusted group of security community contributors, a group that includes organizations such as Google, Microsoft, and Red Hat.
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Yugabyte is the company behind YugabyteDB, the open source, high-performance distributed SQL database for building global, cloud-native applications. YugabyteDB serves business-critical applications with SQL query flexibility, high performance and cloud-native agility, thus allowing enterprises to focus on business growth instead of complex data infrastructure management. It is trusted by companies in cybersecurity, financial markets, IoT, retail, e-commerce, and other verticals. Founded in 2016 by former Facebook and Oracle engineers, Yugabyte is backed by Lightspeed Venture Partners, 8VC, Dell Technologies Capital, Sapphire Ventures, among others. www.yugabyte.com