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Oxford, United Kingdom, 2009/04/14 - Coverity, Inc., the software integrity company, announced Coverity Build Analysis, a new precision software analysis module available in the Coverity Integrity Center.
Coverity’s innovative new technology will empower companies to attack the wasted time and money consumed by inefficient and inaccurate build systems during software development. Coverity Build Analysis is the first technology in the industry that automatically scans software builds to help companies eliminate quality, security, and compliance problems that can threaten to delay the delivery of products to market.
“Coverity Build Analysis uncovered errors in our build that we wouldn’t have found otherwise,” said Reid Madsen Principal Engineer of Tektronix. “It pinpointed discrepancies in our build system, saving us countless hours of development time and QA testing.”
According to a recent customer survey, more than 60 percent of Coverity customers report software builds as a common point of failure in their business. With deep visibility into build processes, for the first time organisations can eliminate the financial burden broken builds inflict -- lost developer time, product delays and costly field defects. Coverity Build Analysis provides developers, build engineers and security teams with the capabilities to:
• Improve Software Quality – Automatically identify the source of defects that occur due to improper or accidental inclusion of wrong object files;
• Reduce Wasted Time – Recapture productivity lost due to unnecessary build bottlenecks such as broken make files or redundant and long running processes;
• Prevent Security Risks – Halt the introduction of malicious or unintentional vulnerabilities through software components or open source packages that may contain known security problems;
• Stop Compliance Violations – Put an end to the creep of compliance violations caused by the lack of visibility in the assembly process with a comprehensive ‘bill of materials’ that confirms the version and origin of all internal and open source code in your product.
To help software development organisations attack a broad spectrum of software build challenges, Coverity is actively exploring collaboration with other software integrity companies including Electric Cloud for build management and acceleration and Palamida for software composition analysis.
“Build systems today lack transparency, and as a result, organisations face costly problems associated with code from many outside sources that makes it into the build”, said Mark Tolliver, Palamida CEO. “From a Palamida perspective, that means security and intellectual property risks due to open source code. We are pleased that we are working with Coverity to leverage their build analysis data with Palamida composition analysis to let customers know exactly what security vulnerabilities and IP risks exist in the open source shipping in their software.”
Coverity Build Analysis is part of the Coverity Integrity Center, and is a natural compliment to Coverity’s other precision software analysis capabilities which include Coverity Architecture Analysis, Coverity Dynamic Analysis, and Coverity Prevent, the industry-leading static analysis product. The combination of Coverity’s precision software analysis offerings enables customers to identify quality, performance and security flaws at each step in the software development process.
For more information on Coverity’s software integrity strategy, please join co-founders Seth Hallem, Coverity CEO and Ben Chelf, Coverity CTO for a web seminar explaining the value of the Coverity Integrity Center on April 23rd at 6pm GMT.
Coverity (coverity.com), the software integrity company, is the trusted standard for companies that have a zero tolerance policy for software failures, problems, and security breaches. Coverity’s award winning portfolio of software integrity products helps customers prevent software problems throughout the application lifecycle. Over 100,000 developers and 600 companies rely on Coverity to help them ensure the delivery of high integrity. Coverity is a privately held company headquartered in San Francisco with offices in 6 countries and more than 130 employees.
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