SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Coverity, Inc., the leader in
improving software quality and security automatically, today announced
expanded capabilities of the company's popular open source code analysis
site: http://www.scan.coverity.com. Beginning today, the open source Scan
site will provide static source code analysis for Java-based open source
projects as an extension of Coverity's relationship with the U.S.
Department of Homeland Security under the 'Vulnerability Discovery and
Remediation Open Source Hardening Project.'
By expanding the Scan site to support Java projects from the open
source community, Coverity will help developers uncover previously
undetected critical defects, thereby improving the overall security and
quality of open source software.
Coverity's Scan site has already made a significant impact on the
security of open source projects based on C/C++. Currently, more than 250
C/C++ open source packages are included at the Scan site, representing more
than 55 million lines of code. To date, open source project maintainers
have fixed more than 7,500 security and quality defects identified by
Coverity Prevent SQS (Software Quality System), the technological
underpinning of the Scan site.
"As open source software continues to win mindshare with commercial and
government users, code quality and security are ongoing requirements," said
David Maxwell, open source strategist for Coverity. "We are eager to share
the capabilities of Coverity Prevent SQS with open source Java developers
to help further improve the security and quality of their projects."
Coverity Prevent SQS checks one hundred percent of the paths and values
in C, C++ and Java software projects. Coverity's unique combination of
analysis engines based on dataflow and Boolean satisfiability analyzes
software dependencies, key third-party libraries and projects spread across
multiple development groups. Coverity's low false-positive rates, ability
to find critical must-fix errors, and defect resolution tools make
developers' lives easier and improves their ability to find and fix
For information on how to include new C/C++ or Java projects in
Coverity's Scan site, visit: http://www.scan.coverity.com.
Coverity (http://www.coverity.com), the leader in improving software
quality and security, is a privately held company headquartered in San
Francisco. Coverity's groundbreaking technology removes the barriers to
writing and delivering complex software by automatically finding and
helping to fix critical software defects and security vulnerabilities as
the software is written. More than 300 leading companies choose Coverity
because it scales to tens of millions of lines of code, has the lowest
false positive rate and provides 100 percent path and value coverage.
Companies like Juniper Networks, Symantec, McAfee, Synopsys, Palm and Wind
River work with Coverity's tools to find and fix security and quality
defects from their mission-critical code.
Coverity is a registered trademark, and Coverity Extend and Coverity
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