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Synopsys Improves Coverity Static Application Security Testing

January 15, 2019 / Sean Michael Kerner

Synopsys announced on Jan. 15 that a new version of its Coverity Static Application Security Testing (SAST) technology is now available, providing organizations with enhanced software vulnerability analysis capabilities. Static analysis is an approach where code is examined for potential risks and vulnerabilities before operating in a runtime environment. With the Coverity 2018.12 update, organizations can examine code faster than in previous versions of Coverity, thanks to multiple enhancements. Synopsys has also expanded Coverity to enable broader scanning for more vulnerability types across a variety of programming languages. "Historically, Coverity's strengths have been in its breadth and depth of code base analysis," Yatin Patil, product management manager and application security expert at Synopsys, told eWEEK. "In the latest release, Coverity extends these advantages to newer languages and frameworks.”