Veracode empowers developers to secure modern web and cloud applications

Veracode today announced support for security testing in applications built with Scala language, as well as the Python Boto3 framework within the Veracode Static Analysis solution.

With this announcement, the leader in securing the world’s software becomes the only application security vendor to support static analysis testing for Boto3, which is used to develop cloud applications that directly leverage Amazon Web Services.

These enhancements help developers conduct high-quality security testing earlier in the software development process.

Scott Crawford, research director at 451 Research, said: “Scala has been rising in popularity in recent years because of its relative interoperability with Java, with which many of today’s large organisations and enterprise have significant strategic investment.

‘Improving the speed of innovation’

“Scala’s scalability makes it particularly attractive to development teams, as it lends itself well in supporting the trend toward the microservices-based application architectures today’s DevOps environments require.”

Veracode Static Analysis supports an approach to application security that is in alignment with today’s software development paradigms.

With support for Boto3, Veracode improves the speed of innovation and ensures the security of that innovation for organisations using these modern programming languages.

The solution leverages Veracode’s experience scanning more than six trillion lines of code and continuous improvement processes, resulting in low false-positive rates, without resorting to manual suppression.

‘Identifying open source components in Scala applications’

Additionally, Veracode Software Composition Analysis identifies open source components in Scala applications, allowing teams to identify, in the same scan, vulnerabilities in both their own code and in the third party components used by their applications.

Tim Jarrett, director of security strategy at Veracode, added: “Digital transformation initiatives have necessitated the adoption of new languages and models of development, but legacy application security technologies don’t always keep up.

“Just as increased time-to-market pressure is pushing security testing into the development process, application security needs to align with development to support the languages they’re using today. These enhancements ensure that developers and application security managers can meet delivery requirements and properly secure the applications that power their businesses.”

Written from press release by Leah Alger