Technology Executive Alan Fudge Joins Codenotary Board of Directors

Brings extensive experience building partner networks in the technology industry

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Codenotary, leaders in software supply chain security, today announced the election of Alan Fudge to its board of directors. He brings extensive experience in the technology industry in executive sales leadership and especially building partner networks.

Fudge has spent his entire career in the high-tech industry and was most recently chief revenue officer at Hortonworks, and prior to that the COO and senior vice president of worldwide sales and field operations for software at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). Before that, he was vice president of worldwide sales for the Software Group at Dell following its acquisition of Quest Software where he was senior vice president of sales and marketing. His experience includes 17 years at IBM where his last position was senior vice president and general manager of Tivoli, Americas.

“I’ve worked with Alan for many years and welcome him in this role on the board of Codenotary where we look for his guidance in maturing our sales and partner initiatives,” said Moshe Bar, co-founder and CEO, Codenotary. “For a secure software supply chain to become a reality in the future, that will rely on strong collaboration between partners. There are few people with Alan’s experience and track record for driving market penetration.”

Codenotary provides tools for cataloging and trusting components of the software development lifecycle which help attest to the origin and safety of the code. The company further enhances this core functionality by providing an additional tamper-proof layer which processes and stores millions of transactions per second, on-premise or in the cloud, and with cryptographic verification. It gives developers a way to attach a Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) for development artifacts that include source code, builds, repositories, and more, plus Docker and Kubernetes container images for their software.

“I’ve worked with Codenotary’s executive team before and admire their talent for creating and building industry-disrupting technologies and companies,” said Fudge. “Codenotary addresses an emerging market requirement to assure a secure software supply chain. This has become a significant problem in the past months with damaging attacks such as SolarWinds and Log4j. We want to build out a worldwide sales and partner network so that Codenotary’s technology is widely available to address this problem.”

Codenotary is also the primary maintainer of immudb, the first and only open source enterprise-class immutable database with data permanence at scale for demanding applications — up to billions of transactions per day. Codenotary uses immudb to underpin its notarization and verification product. There have been more than 12 million downloads of immudb.

About Codenotary

Codenotary brings easy to use trust and integrity into the software lifecycle by providing end-to-end cryptographically verifiable tracking and provenance for all artifacts, actions, and dependencies. Codenotary can be set up in minutes and can be fully integrated with modern CI/CD platforms. It is the only immutable and client-verifiable solution available that is capable of processing millions of transactions a second. With the Codenotary tamper-proof bill of materials, users can instantly identify untrusted components in their software builds. For more information, go to https://www.codenotary.com.

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Eckert Communications
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Goal:

Blockchain PoCs were unsuccessful due to complexity and lack of developers.

Still the goal of data immutability as well as client verification is a crucial. Furthermore, the system needs to be easy to use and operate (allowing backup, maintenance windows aso.).

Implementation:

immudb is running in different datacenters across the globe. All clinical trial information is stored in immudb either as transactions or the pdf documents as a whole.

Having that single source of truth with versioned, timestamped, and cryptographically verifiable records, enables a whole new way of transparency and trust.

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Store the source data, the decision and the rule base for financial support from governments timestamped, verifiable.

A very important functionality is the ability to compare the historic decision (based on the past rulebase) with the rulebase at a different date. Fully cryptographic verifiable Time Travel queries are required to be able to achieve that comparison.

Implementation:

While the source data, rulebase and the documented decision are stored in verifiable Blobs in immudb, the transaction is stored using the relational layer of immudb.

That allows the use of immudb’s time travel capabilities to retrieve verified historic data and recalculate with the most recent rulebase.

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No matter if it’s an eCommerce platform or NFT marketplace, the goals are similar:

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immudb is typically scaled out using Hyperscaler (i. e. AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure) distributed across the Globe. Auditors are also distributed to track the verification proof over time. Additionally, the shop or marketplace applications store immudb cryptographic state information. That high level of integrity and tamper-evidence while maintaining a very high transaction speed is key for companies to chose immudb.

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IoT sensor data received by devices collecting environment data needs to be stored locally in a cryptographically verifiable manner until the data is transferred to a central datacenter. The data integrity needs to be verifiable at any given point in time and while in transit.

Implementation:

immudb runs embedded on the IoT device itself and is consistently audited by external probes. The data transfer to audit is minimal and works even with minimum bandwidth and unreliable connections.

Whenever the IoT devices are connected to a high bandwidth, the data transfer happens to a data center (large immudb deployment) and the source and destination date integrity is fully verified.

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CI/CD and application build logs need to be stored auditable and tamper-evident.
A very high Performance is required as the system should not slow down any build process.
Scalability is key as billions of artifacts are expected within the next years.
Next to a possibility of integrity validation, data needs to be retrievable by pipeline job id or digital asset checksum.

Implementation:

As part of the CI/CD audit functionality, data is stored within immudb using the Key/Value functionality. Key is either the CI/CD job id (i. e. Jenkins or GitLab) or the checksum of the resulting build or container image.

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