Fortify Upgrades SCA

Fortify Software sets the industry standard for secure code development with introduction of Fortify SCA 5.0

Dark Reading Staff, Dark Reading

October 22, 2007

2 Min Read

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- FortifyR Software Inc., the market-leading provider of enterprise application security solutions, today introduced Fortify SCA 5.0, the fifth generation of its award-winning source code analysis software. Fortify SCA is the industry's most powerful static analysis solution, designed to enable enterprises to eliminate security vulnerabilities in the applications they develop. Fortify's latest version, Fortify SCA 5.0, incorporates new capabilities that set a new industry standard for application security including several industry firsts:

  • Wizard-driven creation of customized security rules by those who aren't software developers

  • Enablement of global collaboration between software development teams

  • Protection against new classes of vulnerabilities specific to application security

  • Support for programming languages, including PHP, JavaScript (Ajax), Classic ASP/VB Script (VB 6) and a limited release of COBOL

According to Gartner, "Enterprises must adopt source code scanning technologies and processes, because the need is strategic." (Market Definition and Vendor Selection Criteria for Source Code Security Testing Tools, May 2007, Neil MacDonald and Joseph Feiman). As application security establishes itself as a 'must have' for organizations developing their own applications, a secure development process must be more closely integrated into their day-to-day activities. Fortify, already the market leader in application security, has incorporated feedback from its worldwide customer base to bring collaboration, customization and more comprehensive protection to the enterprise secure development lifecycle.

"The breadth and depth of our customer base gives us unique insight into the largest application security deployments in the world, as well as detailed knowledge of how organizations are using this technology," said John M. Jack, Fortify's CEO. "These businesses are faced with constant security threats and customers who evaluate their products and services based on the level of security they assure. As a result, they have spent a lot of time evaluating their secure development practices and have very specific requirements for any solution they may deploy. With the release of Fortify SCA 5.0, we have implemented feedback from these market leaders to deliver the first solution meeting these requirements and the most effective application security solution in the industry."

Fortify Software Inc.

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