Veracode is a Static Analysis Platform
What is Static Analysis?
Static analysis is the analysis of computer software that is performed without actually executing, or running, that software. Static analysis tools look at applications in a non-runtime environment. This method of testing has distinct advantages in that it can evaluate both web and non-web applications and through advanced modeling, can detect flaws in the software’s inputs and outputs that cannot be seen through dynamic web scanning alone. In the past this technique required source code which is not only unpractical as source code often is unavailable but also insufficient. The Veracode static analysis tool scans binary code (also called “compiled” or “byte” code) instead of source code, Veracode's static analysis tool enables enterprises to test software more effectively and comprehensively, providing greater security for the organization.
Static analysis tool delivers software security
Enterprise security is highly focused on the application layer today, and for good reason. Because the network perimeter has been successfully secured to a great degree, most malicious attacks are now directed at applications. To address this threat, enterprises must test applications for flaws or threats before procuring or implementing them. Static analysis is one of the leading testing techniques. A static analysis tool reviews program code, searching for application coding flaws, back doors, or other malicious code that could give hackers access to critical company data or customer information. But most static analysis tools only can scan source code, which is problematic. Many applications integrate code from third-party libraries, offshore software, and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) applications - and source code for these applications are often unavailable for scanning.
Static Analysis Tools for C/C++, Java and C#
Veracode offers the industry’s most comprehensive automated static analysis tools, making your application development faster and more reliable than ever before. Veracode scans binary code - compiled or “byte” code - allowing enterprises to scan 100 percent of an application, even when source is not available for practical or proprietary considerations. Veracode is built on the software-as-a-service model, allowing organizations to access and scale security testing without the need for capital expense or investment. There is no vulnerability assessment software or hardware to purchase and no security personnel to train. Developers or software procurement personnel submit code through an online platform, and results are returned within 24 hours. Veracode's automated format greatly reduces the amount of effort and resources needed to perform static analysis, while greatly increasing the accuracy of test results.
Veracode delivers innovative static analysis tools
Veracode was founded by experts from leading application security companies to help organizations achieve code security more effectively and cost-efficiently. Veracode is revolutionizing the code analysis space by delivering static analysis tools as a service, instead of an on-premises product. Veracode's solution enables companies to forgo capital expenditure in vulnerability assessment software and hardware. Because Veracode is automated and easy to use, companies no longer need to hire security assessment experts or consultants. Because Veracode's static analysis tool scans compiled applications instead of source code - Veracode can test 100 percent of an application, offering comprehensive coverage and greater application security.
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Written by: Fergal Glynn