West Virginia University cuts risks by an average of 60 percent

IBM application security solutions help reduce vulnerabilities, address key compliance issues

Published on 30 Nov 2011

After doing our research, we determined that IBM was a leader in the field of dynamic application scanning.

Alex Jalso, assistant director, office of information security, WVU

West Virginia University


Deployment country
United States


West Virginia University (WVU) is a public research university in Morgantown, West Virginia. Founded in 1867 as a public, land-grant institution, today the university enrolls approximately 33,000 students at campuses throughout the state. The university offers 193 bachelor's, master's, doctoral and professional degree programs through its 15 colleges.

Business need
WVU sought to provide developers across the university with a standard, centralized solution for scanning web applications for vulnerabilities.

IBM® Security AppScan® Enterprise software enables WVU to perform concurrent scans and provide users with a web-based solution for identifying and fixing security issues.


WVU has performed increasing numbers of scans each year, but the number of vulnerabilities identified has decreased by an average of 60 percent, demonstrating an improvement in web application quality.


Watch how WVU protects its sensitive information. 

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IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

IBM Security AppScan Enterprise

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