Klocwork Insight Helps Automotive Industry Secure Their Code

Many vehicles now have more than 100 million lines of software code in their on-board systems

October 16, 2013

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BURLINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS--(Marketwired - Oct. 16, 2013) - Klocwork(R) Inc., a global leader in software development tools for creating secure code, today announced that it continues to grow the list of worldwide automotive suppliers and manufacturers who are deploying its Insight(TM) source code analysis toolset to ensure the security and reliability of complex new automotive electronic systems.

According to a recent report by Ward Automotive, there are over 1 Billion vehicles in operation worldwide, and it is forecasted that by 2035 that number will exceed 1.7B. Many vehicles now have more than 100 Million lines of software code in their on board systems, and as the sophistication of those systems continues to grow, the complexity and amount of code will only grow as well. The explosion of consumer electronics use in society has sensitized customers to the threat of viruses, identify theft and other cyber crimes, and many fear their automobile is the next target for malicious attack.

With components coming from varied suppliers to provide the latest in navigation, infotainment, and communications features, along with advanced fuel management, braking and drive train technologies, security is increasingly paramount. Manufacturers and suppliers are now demanding software development tools that enable them to find and fix security vulnerabilities and code defects in the most automated and efficient way possible, and to ensure they remain compliant with the most current industry standards in the process. Being front page news about the latest automotive software security breach can be catastrophic to their brand and their bottom line.

Klocwork Insight continues to be the tool of choice for these developers. It provides them with advanced code analysis, including deep data flow and structural analysis, right at their desktop as they write their code. Insight supports MISRA C and C++ coding standards and has received both ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 certifications. Leveraging these capabilities, Insight empowers developers themselves to find and fix any security vulnerabilities, code defects or compliance violations prior to code check-in, creating unmatched development efficiency and reducing project time and costs dramatically.

"Application security requirements in the automotive world will soon rival those in Military/Aerospace and other similar industries. As the number of automated vehicles on the roads increases, the potential for widespread havoc that can be created by agents that want to do evil will increase. More intelligent vehicles means more software in those vehicles. The number of suppliers to the auto manufacturers will continue to grow as the demand for more consumer convenience grows. A perfect security storm is developing and it needs to be addressed urgently. Klocwork continues to lead the way in providing customers with the software tools and the standards support they need to produce these compelling new applications with the confidence that they are protected and dependable," said Gwyn Fisher, Klocwork Chief Technology Officer.

About Klocwork

In the world of AppSec, developers and the firms that employ them demand tools that provide a competitive edge. Klocwork meets these demands with compelling desktop tools that enable developers to produce secure, reliable software more easily and quickly. Klocwork's unique SCA tool provides accurate, reliable analysis as developers write their code, identifying potential security vulnerabilities and reliability issues before they are submitted to the software build. Additional desktop tools simplify code review, refactoring and architectural analysis. Over 1,100 customers, including the biggest brands in the automotive, mobile device, consumer electronics, medical technologies, telecom, gaming, military and aerospace sectors rely on these tools everyday to make their software more secure and reliable. Creating applications they are proud of. Find out more at www.klocwork.com.

Klocwork is a registered trademark of Klocwork Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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