Synopsys Leads the Way in SAST

Discover why Synopsys, Inc. has been recognized as a leader in static application security testing in Forrester’s Q3 2023 report. Explore their top-notch Coverity® SAST solution and learn how it helps organizations quickly and confidently address security vulnerabilities in proprietary code.

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) has proudly announced its recognition as a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Static Application Security Testing, Q3 2023. In this report, Forrester identifies the top 11 players in the static application security testing (SAST) market and evaluates them across 26 criteria grouped into three primary categories: Current offering, Strategy, and Market presence. Synopsys’ Coverity® SAST solution excelled, securing the second-highest score in the Current offering category and sharing the second-highest scores in the Strategy and Market presence categories.

The report underscores the importance of static application security testing solutions for security and development leaders, highlighting their role in swiftly identifying and addressing security vulnerabilities in proprietary code while seamlessly integrating into developer workflows.

Synopsys demonstrated its strength in the Current offering category, earning the highest score in the Detection criterion, and garnering one of the highest scores in the Product security criterion, as well as tying for the second-highest score in the DevSecOps workflows criterion. Within the Strategy category, Synopsys received perfect scores in Roadmap, Partner ecosystem, and Supporting services and offerings criteria.

As the report notes, Coverity stands out for providing native, high-confidence, high-impact scan analysis, delivering actionable results to developers. The platform caters to security professionals who seek comprehensive coverage and offers configurable scan settings for those with a higher tolerance for false positives. Software Risk Manager centralizes results from various scan types and vendors, helping security professionals prioritize issues and filter out potential false positives using criteria such as policy, age, predicted status, and an ML confidence rating based on triage history. Custom checkers further contribute to Coverity’s reputation for maintaining a “very low false-alarm rate,” as attested by one customer reference.

Jason Schmitt, general manager of the Synopsys Software Integrity Group, expressed their pride at Forrester’s recognition: “We’re honored to be acknowledged as a leader in this assessment. With the rise of DevOps and AI-assisted coding solutions, it’s crucial for organizations to swiftly and efficiently discover and address vulnerabilities in their proprietary code, all while keeping pace with the demands of their business. We believe these results underscore our dedication to assisting customers in establishing trust in their software—swiftly, confidently, and at the speed their businesses require.”

You can access a complimentary copy of The Forrester Wave™: Static Application Security Testing, Q3 2023 for more details.

Synopsys’ achievement as a leader in static application security testing, as acknowledged by Forrester in their Q3 2023 report, reaffirms their commitment to revolutionizing software security. Their Coverity® SAST solution, backed by impressive scores and a dedication to excellence, empowers organizations to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity with confidence. As software vulnerabilities continue to pose a significant threat, Synopsys remains at the forefront, enabling businesses to build trust in their software and meet the demands of the digital age. With innovation, expertise, and a relentless pursuit of security, Synopsys paves the way for a safer and more resilient software ecosystem.