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Software Searches for Security Flaws

Fortify Software’s new apps identify holes in existing source code. A new company hopes to make life a lot harder for malicious hackers, releasing technology that analyzes computer code for security violations and enforces secure coding practices. Fortify Software, a startup company based in Menlo Park, California, plans to unveil two new product suites on Monday, one to inspect source code written in the C++ and Java programming languages, the other to probe security holes in software applications, the company says. The new products give companies a way to strengthen software applications against attack by spotting and removing common vulnerabilities like buffer overflows, format string errors, and unchecked input from the product code early in the development process, says Mike Armistead, Fortify Vice President of Marketing. Full Story

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