The uniqueness of Static Source Code Analysis Tools
According to a recent study conducted by 7Safe on 64 real incidents, 86% of cyber attacks are performed on applications versus networks while only 11% of security spending is geared towards application hardening.
Applications are marginally protected by application firewalls. Methods like vulnerability detection using Dynamic Testing which are simulating attacks on the running applications cannot identify all the problems nor can it show how to fix them.
Static code analysis is the only proven method to cover the entire code base and identify all the vulnerable patterns using static code analysis tools. In static code analysis the entire code base is abstracted and all code properties and code flows are exposed. Checkmarx goes beyond all other static code analysis tools and store all these code properties in an open and query-able data base.
Cyber attacks have certain identifiable patterns and finger prints. Security testing using static code analysis is matching these suspicious patterns with code properties and flows and marking the vulnerable portions of the code. The auditors and developers have immediate access to the problem and can mitigate it easily.
Checkmarx innovated an open platform using Static code analysis overcoming many short coming of other static code analysis tools. We provide user friendly, highly productive, flexible and accurate risk intelligence platform.