The use of AST tools can increase the speed, efficiency, and coverage paths for testing applications. The tests they conduct are repeatable and scalable. Once a test case is developed in a tool, it can be executed with little incremental cost against many lines of code. AST tools are effective in identifying known vulnerabilities, problems, and weaknesses, and allow users to triage and classify their findings. They can also be used in the verification process, in the remediation workflow, and to correlate or identify trends and patterns.

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Synopsis: Introduction

Synopsys, Inc. is the Silicon to Software partner with innovative companies designing daily electronic products and software technologies. As the 15th biggest software company on the global stage, Synopsys has a long history and a leadership role in software security and quality solutions as well as being a global leader in electronic design and semiconductor IP automation. Whether a systems-on-chip (SoC) developer creates advanced semiconductors or a developer in software that requires the highest levels of safety and quality, Synopsys is capable of offering solutions to deliver innovative, high quality and safe products.

Synopsys Software Integrity Group helps development teams build software that is secure and high-quality, minimizing risk while maximizing speed and productivity. Synopsys, a recognized leader in application security, provides solutions for static analysis, software composition analysis, and dynamic analysis that allow teams to quickly identify and fix vulnerabilities and flaws in proprietary code, open-source components, and application behavior. Through a combination of industry-leading tools, resources, services, and experience, Synopsys helps organizations optimize safety and quality in DevSecOps and across the life cycle of software development.

AST is a critical component of application security and the cornerstone of any security initiative in the software industry. It is important to obtain the most accurate risk assessment, identify the security risks fast, and minimize false positives to ensure efficient corrective measures, to keep your software safe and protect your customers’ data. Synopsys offers a range of evaluation options and pricing models to optimize procurement and create a scalable assessment model that aligns with assessment requirements and budgets for the organization. Versatile and comprehensive packages have immediate adaptability as your list of apps expands exponentially or if your testing requirements change.

Services and Benefits

Synopsys application security testing tools enable you to provide the coverage of the application testing required to achieve your risk management objectives. Keeping the applications safe calls for continuous access to the people, processes, and technology that allow efficient scaling and speedy scanning. Assessments provide flexibility, scalability, and cost-effectiveness testing to deliver the coverage required for application testing to achieve risk management objectives. It provides ongoing access to expert safety testing teams with the skills, tools, and discipline to analyze your applications at any time. You can close test gaps, perform tests at any depth, and quickly scale to manage high demand testing periods. Synopsys managed AST incorporates numerous testing tools, automated scans, and in-depth manual checks to provide the most detailed security evaluation of an application. 5 types of assessment tools provided are Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST), Penetration Testing Static Application Security Testing (SAST), Mobile Application Security Testing (MAST), and Network Security Testing. Key benefits include:

  • Flexibility and Versatility: Easy-to-use platform to handle tests compliant with ISO 27001. Scheduling tests, setting the desired test depth and making changes as business requirements change and threats evolve.
  • Coverage: test all applications including those you miss due to resource constraints.
  • Consistency: Get the same high-quality test results all the time for any given test for any application.
  • Support: Gives you a walk through the test results and helps you to develop a remediation program according to your needs.
  • Scalability: Provides scalable test delivery by Evaluation Centers Without getting manual reviews compromised.
  • Comprehensiveness: A hybrid manual and tool-based approach to assessment that consists of a detailed analysis.

Synopsis Combines App Testing Tools to Speed Flaw Remediation

Application developers use code from a variety of sources and being able to protect the security and integrity of that code is becoming increasingly important. Synopsys has announced a significant update to its Polaris Software Integrity System designed to fix this problem. Via the Code Sight IDE plug-in, it gives developers access to static application security testing (SAST) and software composition analysis (SCA). SCA has become increasingly important to code developers as more open-source code is integrated into their applications. Developers typically use different SAST, SCA, and other application testing methods, but it makes sense to combine such app testing tools as open-source has evolved and software developers have embraced it.

With the plugin IDE, developers can identify bugs quicker and can pick the best solution by using the application in Code Sight optimized development environment. The plug-in provides detailed remediation guidance, which could direct developers to secure versions of modules. Developers can also quickly apply changes without interrupting their workflow to exit the IDE. This addresses the problem of identifying flaws and vulnerabilities late in the development process. Developers had to take time out of their coding when something will happen to fix and reset the code. They have had to leave their primary tool, the IDE, to examine the issue and find potential solutions. The new code sight IDE plug-in provides information about vulnerabilities from Black Duck security advisories (BDSAs) which are independently reviewed by Synopsys and publicly available CVE records from the NVD database. The Code Sight plug-in provides other information developers can use to automate the component selection, apart from vulnerability data, including open source license risks as well as possible security and license compliance violations of the predefined open-source policies of the organization.

DevSecOps with Synopsys and Microsoft

Microsoft and Synopsys’ strategic partnership has made it more secure for development teams to write code better before it is released. Through the Synopsys’ industry-leading security test solutions in Microsoft DevOps Solutions, including Azure DevOps and Visual Studio, development teams can quickly manage risks throughout the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). In the cloud computing age, Synopsys and Microsoft further expanded this partnership to provide developers with a clear solution for cloud software security and quality — whether they are developed internally from a third party or open source.