Coverity(TM) Positioned in Challengers Quadrant for Static Application Security Testing (SAST) Magic Quadrant
integrity company, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in
the challengers quadrant in the ‘Magic Quadrant for Static Application
Security Testing(i)’ report.
According to the report, “SAST for security vulnerabilities should be a
mandatory requirement for all IT organizations that develop or procure
applications. Although the market is relatively new and consolidating,
enterprises must adopt SAST technologies and processes because the need is
The report also notes, “As attacks become more financially motivated and
as organizations get better at securing their network, desktop and server
infrastructures, there has been a shift in attacks to the application level.
To address those new risks, several technology markets for application
security have emerged, including static application security testing (SAST).”
“Coverity continues to aggressively execute our software integrity
strategy to help customers solve their priority business challenges as they
relate to software quality and security, such as compliance, recall prevention
and componentization,” said
Coverity. “We believe our position in the Gartner report validates that
software integrity has become an imperative for customers taking a strategic
approach to driving quality, performance and security throughout every stage
of the software development lifecycle.”
“SAST enables security vulnerability detection early in the application life
cycle — at construction (programming) and testing phases when the code is
being written, built and tested. Proactively detecting and fixing security
vulnerabilities earlier in the application development process reduces an
application’s overall security exposure and is less expensive than fixing the
vulnerability when the application is in production.”
Coverity recently announced a record year of growth in 2008 in which it
expanded its customer base beyond 500 customers, raised its first round of
external funding after six consecutive years of cash flow positive growth,
executed three strategic acquisitions and received multiple awards for
innovation including being named Deloitte Technology Fast 50 for the second
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Coverity (http://www.coverity.com), the software integrity company, is the
trusted standard for companies that have a zero tolerance policy for software
failures, problems, and security breaches. Coverity’s award winning portfolio
of software integrity products helps customers prevent software problems
throughout the application lifecycle. Over 100,000 developers and 500
companies including ARM, Phillips, RIM, Rockwell Collins, Samsung and UBS rely
on Coverity to help them ensure the delivery of superior software. Coverity is
a privately held company headquartered in
countries and more than 150 employees.
Coverity and Coverity Prevent are trademarks of Coverity, Inc. All other
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(i) Gartner “Magic Quadrants for Enterprise BI Suites and Platforms” by B.
Hostmann, et al.
SOURCE Coverity, Inc.