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Sonatype Named SIIA Content CODiE Award Winner for Best Governance, Risk and Compliance Solution

Company Recognized by Peers for Its Innovative Approach to Open-Source Governance and Risk Management

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 02/06/13 -- Sonatype, the leader in Component Lifecycle Management (CLM), today announced that Sonatype CLM was named a winner for the 2013 SIIA CODiE Awards for Best Governance, Risk and Compliance Solution. The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, announced Sonatype as a CODiE Award content winner during a special Awards luncheon on Jan. 31 in New York City during the SIIA's annual flagship conference for information industry leaders, IIS 2013: Breakthrough.

Sonatype CLM enables organizations to reduce security, licensing, and quality risks associated with open source software components while also improving developer productivity. Sonatype believes that an effective open source governance program not only reduces risk, but also helps developers to do their jobs effectively. With this philosophy in mind, Sonatype CLM delivers the intelligence and flexible controls that allow developers and risk managers to work together to increase visibility, eliminate exposure and improve development velocity.

"Software is no longer written from scratch, it's assembled from components and enterprises are increasingly aware that old approaches to risk management are no longer sufficient," said Wayne Jackson, CEO of Sonatype. "We're delighted to be recognized by the software industry for our developer-friendly approach to ensuring the integrity of component-based software."

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the industry's only peer-reviewed awards program. The first round review of all nominees is conducted by media, publishing, and information services executives with considerable industry expertise, including members of the industry, analysts, media and bloggers, and bankers and investors. The judges are responsible for selecting the CODiE Awards finalists. SIIA members then vote on the finalist products and scores from both rounds are tabulated to select the winners

"We are especially pleased with the high-caliber of this year's CODiE Award winners. The products selected as finalists stand as a testament to the dedication finalist companies have not only to meet, but also to exceed their customer and partner expectations," noted SIIA Vice President for the Content Division, Kathy Greenler Sexton. "This was an extremely competitive year for the Content CODiE Awards."

About the SIIA CODiE™ Awards
The SIIA CODiE™ Awards were established in 1986 by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), so that pioneers of the then-nascent software industry could evaluate and honor each other's work. Since then, the CODiE Awards program has carried out the same purpose -- to celebrate the software and information industry's finest products and services.

About Sonatype
Sonatype is leading the component revolution. The company's innovative Component Lifecycle Management products enable organizations to realize the promise of agile, component-based software development while avoiding security, quality and licensing risks. Sonatype operates the Central Repository, the industry's primary source for open-source components, serving more than eight billion requests per year from more than 70,000 organizations. The company has been a pioneer in component-based software development since its founding by Jason van Zyl, the creator of the Apache Maven build management system and the Central Repository. Since that time, Sonatype has been a leader in core open-source software development ecosystem projects used by more than nine million developers including Nexus, m2eclipse, and Hudson. Sonatype is privately held with investments from New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Accel Partners, Bay Partners, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners and Morgenthaler Ventures. Visit: www.sonatype.com or follow Sonatype on Twitter @SonatypeCM

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