Coverity expands open source analysis site

Nov. 23, 2007 at 10:39 AM
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SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Together with a Homeland Security Department project, San Francisco-based Coverity announced it has expanded capabilities of its open source code analysis site.

Coverity is a developer of software that automatically finds and is able to help fix critical software defects and security vulnerabilities as the software is written. As an extension of Coverity's relationship with the Department of Homeland Security's vulnerability discovery and remediation open source hardening project, the company announced expanded capabilities of its open source code analysis site.

Company officials say the new enhancements to the scan site will provide static source code analysis for Java-based open source projects. "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," the company said.

"As open source software continues to win mindshare with commercial and government users, code quality and security are ongoing requirements," David Maxwell, Coverity open source strategist, said in a statement. "We are eager to share the capabilities of Coverity Prevent SQS (software quality system) with open source Java developers to help further improve the security and quality of their projects."

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