MURRIETA, Calif. (2/11/10)--CUTEK Inc. has partnered with TraceSecurity, a provider of security compliance and risk management solutions. The agreement aims to enhance the security of CUTEK’s Nova Membership and Loan Applications. CUTEK, Murrieta, Calif., is a financial technology development and consulting firm for credit unions. Each time a credit union implements the CUTEK applications, TraceSecurity runs a penetration security test for each application to ensure its safety. The objective of the test is to provide an analysis of the current security posture of web applications and counter measures implemented by CUTEK for Nova applications. “An Application Penetration Test emulates an attack by an external entity attempting to breach an application from the outside, a typical hacker’s perspective,” said Jim Stickley, TraceSecurity chief technology officer and vice president of strategy and solutions. “The test covers both unauthenticated and authenticated attack positions, using existing users, administrators and others.” Initial testing indicates that Nova received an above average score. “It is rare that such an application receives such a high rating on its first test conducted by TraceSecurity,” Stickley said.