Checkmarx Launches Enhanced Mobile Application Security Allowing Developers To Deliver Secure Mobile Apps

Checkmarx, a global leader in software application security, today launched an enhanced solution for increased mobile application security. As the number of existing clients using Checkmarx’s products to scan their mobile application rises rapidly and now exceeds 58%, the company is stepping up its offering to address market demand for an application solution for mobile developers. “Over 7 billion mobile devices are being used today all around the world and their number is multiplying 5 times faster than human beings,” said Emmanuel Benzaquen, CEO of Checkmarx. “With the huge amounts of private information being transferred worldwide through these devices, the need for strong mobile security has become paramount. Mobile application security is a huge challenge and only robust application code can help organizations provide the users with the security they need, expect and deserve. ” Checkmarx’s Mobile Application Security allows static code analysis of both native and hybrid applications. Recent enhancements increase the depth of coverage for native mobile applications, and introduce support for the open-source multi-platform development framework PhoneGap. PhoneGap has become one of the most popular ways to create mobile applications, allowing developers to create mobile apps in HTML, CSS and JavaScript which are automatically compiled for Android, iOS, Windows Mobile and more. In addition, Checkmarx confirmed its mobile security offering supports apps created for iOS 9. Checkmarx allows developers to scan their source code with no need for compilation. Results are delivered directly to the developer clearly pointing out the detected flaws along with detailed instructions how to resolve the vulnerabilities. These additional enhancements are added to the functionality of Checkmarx CxSAST - a powerful Source Code Analysis (SCA) solution designed for identifying, tracking and fixing technical and logical security flaws from the root: the source code. CxSAST identifies and tracks application layer security vulnerabilities and can be integrated seamlessly into the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), enabling the early detection and mitigation of crucial security flaws in all major programming languages. CxSAST shows where and how to fix the vulnerability with a single click. “Enhancing our security offering to include the most popular ways to create mobile applications makes it that much easier for developers to ensure that their source code is secure during the development process, ultimately providing greater peace of mind for the consumers using the applications,” continued Benzaquen. Read the full release here

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