You never want to be the developer that wrote and submitted vulnerable code into production, especially if it leads to a data breach. Yet, in many organizations that have adopted DevOps practices, application security testing is shifting left into development. It’s far faster to catch and fix security flaws while you’re coding, than trying to go back and fix everything at the end of the process.

Our data shows that increased scanning during development has a positive effect on the flaw fix rate. That makes your CISO and security team happy, but we know it’s not always welcome news for you. After all, deployment is speeding up, and many of you are worried that security testing will slow you down.

We built CA Veracode Greenlight with you, the developer, in mind. Our goal is to enable security in your DevOps practice by integrating security testing directly into your favorite IDE. Greenlight is DevOps friendly, with lightning-fast code scanning as you develop, providing instant feedback to point out any vulnerabilities in your code, and contextual remediation advice, so you can fix it immediately.

You might be thinking, “If I have to scan my code as I’m working, that’s going to slow down my development.” We say, “Not at all!” And we can prove it – that’s why we’re launching a CA Greenlight free trial. Even better, this free trial is self-serve, so you won’t have to talk to a sales rep to get started. It’s good for 30 days, so you have plenty of time to tool around with it. And it’s a simple three-step process to get started.

Start securing your code in under 15 minutes! We know speed is important to you, so we made this trial process as fast as possible. If you have 15 minutes, you can scan the code you’re working on today. Fill out the form, download and install the Greenlight plugin, enter in your activation code, and hit scan. That’s all it takes to try it for yourself.

How to get started with your CA Veracode Greenlight free trial

The Greenlight free trial is available for Eclipse/Java (contact us if you are interested in trialing Greenlight for Microsoft Visual Studio/.NET or IntelliJ/Java).

To get started with your free trial, follow these simple steps.

1. Register for the free trial on veracode.com.

Once you register, you’ll receive a confirmation in your email inbox asking you to validate your email address. Just click the link in the email and then click the confirmation button on the confirmation landing page.

After you confirm your email address, we’ll send you an activation code, which you’ll get in your inbox in just a few minutes.

2. Install the Eclipse plugin.

Go to the Eclipse Marketplace and install the Greenlight plugin to your Eclipse workspace. When the installation is complete, restart Eclipse.

3. Enter the activation code.

Go to Preferences > Veracode Greenlight and select Free Trial. Enter your activation code.

You’re ready to start scanning!

Obi-Wan Kenobi said, “Your eyes can deceive you. Don’t trust them.” Yoda said, “Do or do not. There is no try.” Those are two wise dudes, but I say seeing is believing, and you can believe in Greenlight if you give it a try. Register for a free trial today.

Learn more about CA Veracode Greenlight

You can learn more about CA Veracode Greenlight in the Greenlight datasheet and by watching our demo video below.

Contact us if you have any questions, and give us your feedback in the Greenlight Group in the Veracode Community. Watch the video below for a quick explainer of the free trial process.

Janet Worthington is a Senior Product Manager for Veracode working on innovative solutions to help developers and development teams smoothly incorporate security into the application development life cycle. Janet joined Veracode in 2012 as Senior Program Manager delivering Veracode’s secure development solutions to Fortune 100 companies. Prior to joining Veracode, she led software quality assurance test teams at a number of startup technology companies. Janet has over 19 years of experience in software product development and services.

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