Qosmos Selects Coverity Development Testing to Ensure Software Quality for Industry Leading Network Intelligence and Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) Technology
SAN FRANCISCO and PARIS, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Coverity, Inc., the development testing leader, announced today that Qosmos®, a leading provider of Network Intelligence and Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technology, has successfully deployed Coverity® Static Analysis to improve the integrity of software code across its full range of Network Intelligence and DPI solutions. Since integrating Coverity, Qosmos has significantly reduced the time it takes to identify defects hidden within software code and improved the efficiency of its development team.
Qosmos Network Intelligence technology identifies and extracts data traveling over networks in real-time, providing a true picture of its purpose, use, and value. A real-time view of events is crucial for a wide variety of mission critical applications such as cyber security, network traffic optimization, and Quality of Service management.
Qosmos software is very complex with over one million lines of code. It is critical for Qosmos to find and fix software bugs as early in the software development process as possible to avoid, or minimize as much as possible, bug fixes in the field. According to Jerome Tollet, CTO and co-founder of Qosmos, “In order to get the same results that we do with Coverity, we would need to have tens of people trained to identify and fix bugs in the field, so finding problems at the source is much more efficient than finding them afterwards.”
Qosmos has strong quality assurance (QA) processes and runs many different kinds of tests for its products, such as load testing, performance testing, unit testing, and localization testing. However, Coverity Static Analysis offers a supplementary way of improving quality even further. Qosmos now uses Coverity to test all of its software code. According to Tollet, “After using Coverity, we found some very hard to spot defects that would have been very difficult to qualify and localize using generic QA processes.”
Coverity easily integrated into the Qosmos development process. Every night, the software development team produces new builds, which compile code and perform a number of different tests, including those by Coverity Static Analysis.
According to Erik Larsson, VP of Marketing at Qosmos, “When we speak to customers we often mention Coverity. It is a proof point of our commitment to quality.”
“Qosmos is a great example of how a commitment to software quality can be a source of competitive advantage and brand equity,” said Jennifer Johnson, VP of Marketing at Coverity. “Development testing is natural complement to traditional testing methods. By finding defects as code is being written, it not only makes the rest of the testing process more efficient, but also decreases the risk of critical defects escaping into the field.”
To learn more about how Coverity helps Qosmos, watch this video presentation with Erik Larsson and Jerome Tollet.
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Qosmos transforms networks into information sources and enables entirely new services and applications. The company’s Network Intelligence (NI) technology recognizes thousands of communication protocols and metadata attributes for the most accurate picture of real-time data activity on networks. Qosmos NI components are used by vendors in telecommunications and cybersecurity to build next-generation solutions where real-time intelligence is critical, such as traffic optimization, Quality of Service, analytics, firewalls, cyber defense and more, making them more secure, efficient and profitable. www.qosmos.com