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Coverity and Wind River bring development testing for security to embedded software development

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Development testing specialist, Coverity and Wind River, a world leader in embedded and mobile software have teamed up to integrate Coverity’s development testing platform for security with Wind River’s embedded software.  

Coverity will offer an evaluation edition of Coverity Static Analysis, pre-configured for Wind River Workbench, supporting both Wind River Linux and Wind River’s VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS).  

The combined solution will enable development teams to build security into the embedded software development process and effectively address security vulnerabilities as software code is written.  

Embedded devices from medical devices to avionics and defence systems are increasingly becoming more connected and mobile with market estimates expecting over 50 billion connected devices worldwide by 2020. This scenario places the embedded devices at risk of security threats.  

The collaboration between Coverity and Wind River brings together leaders in embedded software development and development testing.  

While Wind River has a unique advantage within the embedded industry with its comprehensive software portfolio, Coverity automatically scans source code for security and quality defects, exposing them in the developer’s existing workflow and greatly reducing the risk of security vulnerabilities making their way into the field.  

According to Jennifer Johnson, Vice President of Marketing at Coverity, the collaboration will make it easier than ever to build security into the development process without impacting rapid delivery schedules.    

Marc Brown, Vice President of Tools and Marketing Operations, Products Group at Wind River comments that increased security threats and continued growth of embedded device connectivity create an urgent need to address security during development.

He adds that Wind River together with Coverity will provide embedded developers with powerful solutions to rapidly and efficiently identify and tackle software security flaws in their workflow and dramatically curb potential security issues down the road.

Coverity’s product offerings complement Wind River’s broader security portfolio comprising secure operating environments, testing software, and industry expertise.  

A complete testing solution is enabled for development teams, who can use Coverity to detect and fix errors during the coding phase of development before passing applications to quality assurance teams, and then use Wind River Test Management, including specific packages for security to run dynamic tests during the quality assurance phase of the lifecycle.  

Coverity’s products are available in Australia from Embedded Logic Solutions .

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