Editor’s brief: Leading software security vendor Synopsys has been recognized as a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Static Application Software Testing Q1 2021. The vendor’s news release is below.

Synopsys Recognised as a Leader in Static Application Security Testing by Independent Research Firm

Synopsys receives highest score among 12 SAST providers in current offering category

SINGAPORE, @mcgallen #microwireinfo, January 12, 2021Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today announced it has been recognised as a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Static Application Security Testing, Q1 2021. The report identifies the 12 most significant vendors in the static application security testing (SAST) market and evaluates them against 28 criteria in three high-level categories: current offering, strategy, and market presence. Synopsys’ Coverity SASTsolution received the highest score among all 12 vendors in the current offering category and ranked in the top three in the strategy category.

The report advises readers to “look for SAST solutions that overlay the CI/CD pipeline through out-of-the-box-integrations with popular IDEs, build tools, and code repositories. In addition, seek solutions that provide actionable remediation guidance, with code samples and interactive training reachable through the developer’s toolset.”

Within the current offering category, Synopsys received the top score in the software development lifecycle integration criterion and the highest score possible in the remediation guidance and education criterion. Within the strategy category, Synopsys received the highest scores possible in three of the five criteria: product vision, market approach, and planned enhancements. The Forrester report notes that “Synopsys is a good fit for firms looking for a strong SAST solution that is also part of an overall AST platform.”

“We’re proud to be recognised by Forrester as a leader in the SAST market,” said Jason Schmitt, general manager of the Synopsys Software Integrity Group. “As one of the foundational solutions in our broad application security testing portfolio, Coverity has not only continued to deliver the value security teams expect from an enterprise SAST tool — but it has also evolved to address emerging use cases, such as enabling frictionless experience for developers and supporting the increasingly diverse ecosystem of toolchains, programming languages, and architectures.”

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About the Synopsys Software Integrity Group 

Synopsys Software Integrity Group helps development teams build secure, high-quality software, minimising risks while maximising speed and productivity. Synopsys, a recognised leader in application security, provides static analysis, software composition analysis, and dynamic analysis solutions that enable teams to quickly find and fix vulnerabilities and defects in proprietary code, open source components, and application behaviour. With a combination of industry-leading tools, services, and expertise, only Synopsys helps organisations optimise security and quality in DevSecOps and throughout the software development life cycle. Learn more at www.synopsys.com/software.

About Synopsys

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) is the Silicon to Software™ partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications we rely on every day. As an S&P 500 company, Synopsys has a long history of being a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP and offers the industry’s broadest portfolio of application security testing tools and services. Whether you’re a system-on-chip (SoC) designer creating advanced semiconductors, or a software developer writing more secure, high-quality code, Synopsys has the solutions needed to deliver innovative products. Learn more at www.synopsys.com.

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