Code Review: Code Review Tools

Code review is an examination of computer source code. It is intended to find and fix mistakes introduced into an application in the development phase, improving both the overall quality of software and the developers' skills. Code review procedures are done in various forms such as pair programming, informal walk throughs, and formal inspections.

With your enterprise under attack from malicious sources, a superior code review tool is a must for maintaining competitiveness. Code review and code analysis enables your developers to review, find, and eliminate vulnerabilities before an application goes “live” and helps software purchasers identify flaws in applications before they buy. But some code review tools can create as many problems as they solve. Many packages are costly to purchase, install, and maintain over time. Inaccurate results can waste your developers' time in hunting down false positives, thus slowing development timelines to the point where competitiveness suffers. But with the security of your enterprise on the line, you need some way to review code quickly and cost-efficiently. That's where Veracode can help.

Get on-demand code review with Veracode

Veracode is the world's best automated, on-demand, application security testing and code review solution. Founded by experts from security companies such as Guardent, Symantec, @stake, and VeriSign, and built on a Software-as-a-Service model - Veracode solutions deliver application security and automated code review services for enterprises that want to cost-efficiently test software security by identifying flaws in applications. Veracode helps developers create secure software by scanning compiled code (also called “binary” or “byte” code) instead of source code. This innovative approach enables deeper and more comprehensive application security assurance, since Veracode can code review both internally developed software as well as third-party applications that might otherwise be off-limits for review because of proprietary issues. Combining all code review techniques - static, dynamic, and manual analysis - Veracode can identify both malicious code and backdoors written into applications as well as problems with functionality such as improper encryption that may lead to security issues. There is simply no more effective way to achieve software security assurance today.

Accelerate review timelines and reduce code analysis costs

Veracode can help accelerate code review schedules in secure application development lifecycles. As an on-demand service, Veracode can handle large amounts of code and quickly return actionable results. That allows your developers to find and fix flaws more quickly and enables development timelines to continue at pace or even to speed up. Because Veracode requires no purchase of hardware or software, you pay only for the analysis services you require at any given time, with no ongoing maintenance or updating expense - Veracode takes care of that for you by continually refining testing methodologies. Because it can be accessed through an easy-to-use online platform, Veracode can be quickly integrated into risk management processes in even the most globally distributed enterprise. See how in our free platform demo.

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