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HP Updates Static Software Security Assessment Tool

HP Fortify Static Code Analyzer 4.0 Boosts Software Security Assessment Time

HP announced the latest version of its static software security assessment tool this week, promising performance up to 10 times faster than pervious versions along with other enhancements.

HP Fortify Static Code Analyzer 4.0 Boosts Software Security Assessment Time

HP announced the latest version of its static software security assessment tool this week, promising performance up to 10 times faster than pervious versions along with other enhancements.

HP Fortify Static Code Analyzer (SCA) 4.0, enables organizations to assess the security of software up to 10 times faster than previous versions of the solution through more accurate and parallelized static application security testing, the company said in an announcement.

As organizations rush to develop applications and get them “to market” whether it is internal enterprise applications or software being sold to third parties, development teams are often challenged when attempting to conduct proper security testing prior to application deployment. As a result, HP says, secure development practices have declined, decreasing the effectiveness of software vulnerability discovery.

Building on HP Fortify’s flagship offering, HP Fortify SCA 4.0 delivers a new approach to improving overall scan performance with heightened precision to support faster vulnerability detection and resolution, HP explained. This approach enables the analysis of multiple software application threads in parallel to enable:

• Ten times faster scans and reduced false positives by 20 percent over previous versions of the product, enabling organizations to evaluate more software at a quicker pace and with improved results.

• Improved software security intelligence reports that equip IT departments with risk-ranked lists of issues for mobile, web, client and server applications, ensuring the timely resolution of high-priority vulnerabilities.

• Reduced application development time through more frequent security testing by enabling full application scanning without impacting development process.

• Flexible deployment options to fit any organization’s business needs through either on-premises or on-demand access. HP Fortify SCA 4.0 is already powering faster, more accurate static application security assessments in the HP Fortify on Demand cloud-based application security-as-a-service solution.

“Software security vulnerabilities are becoming more prevalent as the demand to support new technology needs escalates,” said Mike Armistead, vice president and general manager, Enterprise Security Products, Fortify, HP. “A holistic approach to software security is imperative, and with the HP Fortify portfolio, organizations have the ability to assess vulnerabilities across all of their software, assure security flaws are resolved before deployment, and protect applications from attacks once in production.”

HP Fortify SCA 4.0 will be available in September 2013, the company said.

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