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Better, Faster, More Secure Code by Combining Static Analysis and Software Composition Analysis

The integration of development, security, and operations, known as DevSecOps, has been a hot topic over the past few years.  The benefits of implementing DevSecOps, such as better code quality, increased velocity, and reduced risk, has its advantages, but how do you effectively integrate security into the existing DevOps process?  Shifting security left is easier said than done – until now.

One of the biggest obstacles for security vendors is making their products easy to use by the development teams.  Having a separate tool or process to validate the security of developers’ code is slow and cumbersome, and therefore is not adopted.  However, security vendors that integrate their security capabilities into the existing developers’ tools and processes actually will be used, providing a true DevSecOps advantage.  This is exactly what Synopsys has done with their latest Code Sight™ product release.

The Synopsys Code Sight™ IDE plug-in provides capabilities for simultaneous static application security testing (SAST) and software composition analysis (SCA), identifying security bugs and vulnerabilities in your software while you code. It automatically scans and highlights issues in the development environment so that you can fix them immediately – not after the build.

By integrating both static analysis and software composition analysis into the IDE, developers do not need to rely on external tools or processes for securing their code.  This speeds up development, but also provides these additional benefits:

  • Better code quality
  • Minimize open source risk
  • Simplify security risk and compliance analysis

To see a demo of the Synopsys Code Sight™ IDE plug-in, watch the technical segment on Application Security Weekly here.

For more details on Synopsys and their application security capabilities, please watch their on-demand webcast here or visit securityweekly.com/synopsys.

Matt Alderman

Strategic Advisor at Automox, security consultant, and wizard of entrepreneurship.

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