Speed to market is the name of the game for our customers. Anything that slows them down or adds friction to the development process is a threat to their business. We recognize that, and we’re committed to helping our customers manage their software risk efficiently, holistically, and productively. The addition of Code Dx to our portfolio helps us achieve this.
There are three givens in today’s environment:
- You must test your software as it’s the number one attack surface. To get a holistic picture of the security of your software, you must run multiple tests of different types, which creates a mountain of findings.
- You must quicken the pace of development to match business velocity by enabling security without introducing friction. The testing of applications can’t bog down development workflows and inhibit efficiency.
- You must protect developer productivity and avoid dumping the mountain of findings on them to fix. Instead, you must correlate the findings and prioritize them to ensure your developers are working efficiently to address the biggest risks.
Meeting all three of these demands requires running the right test, at the right time, at the right level, and then effectively correlating and prioritizing the results for remediation. Synopsys can now provide all of these for our customers, thus turning AST from a productivity inhibitor to an enabler. We can help increase developer productivity and allow DevOps to realize the efficiencies needed to drive business while minimizing organizational risk.
In doing so, we are creating the third generation of application security—or 3rd Gen AppSec. Gone are the days of siloed, monolithic solutions that brought development workflows to a halt. Gone too are the days of “good enough” testing that often created extraneous findings for developers to fix, ironically adding more friction and impeding their productivity. Instead, the next generation of AppSec takes a “just enough” approach to testing—one that aligns with the needs for key events in the DevOps workflow.
You can see why we at Synopsys are extremely excited to add Code Dx to our portfolio. The combination of our comprehensive set of AST solutions, including Intelligent Orchestration, and the addition of Code Dx equip us to better serve the requirements of organizations as they address the ongoing evolution of AppSec and application security testing.