New software combs through source code in an application development project and points out likely security lapses.
Fortify Software launched its company Monday, pitching its software designed to comb through source code in an application development project and point out likely security lapses. The software fits every sphere of influence in the project; from the desktop tool, Developer Toolkit, which programmers run before filing their days work with the program lead, to the server-based Source Code Analysis Server, which takes the code and runs a comprehensive scan (a la late-night database refreshes) against a list of 540 known code vulnerabilities. Run-time analysis lets project testers and quality assurance teams rake the software through the coals just before deployment, including simulating a hacker using every trick in the bag to compromise the software.
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