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

by K C Krishnadas, TechOnline India - January 25, 2012

As embedded devices become more connected and mobile, from medical devices to avionics and defense systems, they have become the next vector for security threats.

Coverity, into development testing, and Wind River, into embedded and mobile software, have joined 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). This combined solution enables development teams build security into the embedded software development process and address security vulnerabilities as software code is written. 

Estimates say that by 2020 there will be 50 billion connected devices worldwide. As embedded devices become more connected and mobile, from medical devices to avionics and defense systems, they have become the next vector for security threats.

“Our development testing roots began in embedded software, and today over 1,100 of the world’s largest device manufacturers and software companies rely on Coverity to help prevent critical defects,” said Jennifer Johnson, Vice President of Marketing at Coverity.

“Increased security threats and continued growth of embedded device connectivity create an urgent need to address security during development,” said Marc Brown, Vice President of Tools and Marketing Operations, Products Group at Wind River

“Development teams are under constant time to market pressure and security is often overlooked,” said analyst Theresa Lanowitz, Co-founder of voke, inc.

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