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Synopsys Enhances Coverity

June 12, 2018

Synopsys has released several new product features that enable developers to build secure applications faster. The latest Coverity release, recognized by Gartner and Forrester as a leading static application security testing (SAST) tool, features seamless integration with Synopsys' completely rebuilt eLearning platform, an on-demand security training solution for developers. The integration provides developers with convenient access—directly from the Coverity interface—to short, context-relevant training modules to help them address security issues Coverity detects in their code. The Coverity release also includes security analysis enhancements for detecting more vulnerabilities across a variety of programming languages and frameworks, including the ability to identify code patterns vulnerable to the highly publicized Spectre attacks.

"As more organizations adopt rapid and iterative development methodologies, it is increasingly important to shift security left in the development process," said Andreas Kuehlmann, senior vice president and general manager of Synopsys Software Integrity Group. "That means equipping developers with the tools and training they need to take ownership of the security of their code. Finding and fixing vulnerabilities early and teaching developers to avoid security missteps in the first place results in more secure code, and it also prevents costly rework and unnecessary delays."

Coverity integration with new eLearning platform

Synopsys eLearning is an outcome-driven, learner-centric training solution that makes application security education easy, relevant, and accessible. Users have on-demand access to an immersive, continuous learning ecosystem that unifies security expertise, instructional design, and storytelling into an intuitive platform.

Coverity now integrates seamlessly with eLearning to provide developers with context-specific application security lessons based on the CWEs (Common Weakness Enumerations) detected by Coverity.

The integration uses a proprietary vulnerability analysis tool to match detected CWEs with relevant eLearning course content based on a highest-confidence-level algorithmic assessment. Unlike other training tools, eLearning links to specific lessons in a course to ensure developers receive the most relevant information.

eLearning includes 37 courses covering a wide range of application security topics, including risk analysis, authentication, security standards, defensive programming for web and mobile apps, threat modeling, security testing strategy, and more.

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