We recently had a conversation with Emmanuel Benzaquen at Checkmarx to talk about how they are able to scrutinize code with a fine-toothed comb and find vulnerabilities early and why other developers need to be doing the same. With clients such as Coca-Cola, SAP, and Salesforce, they seem to be carving out a niche for application security in the crowded tech-scene. ADM: What is Checkmarx and how does it differ from other security software’s that are currently available for developers?
Benzaquen: Checkmarx is an Application Security software company, whose mission is to provide enterprise organizations with application security testing products and services that empower developers to deliver secure applications. For enterprise companies who want to minimize application security risks, Checkmarx provides products and services to detect and eliminate vulnerabilities early in the SDLC. Unlike other SAST solutions, CxSAST provides faster feedback loops and higher accuracy resulting in wider developer adoption.
For DevOps and AppSec professionals who want to embed security as part of the continuous integration flow, CxSAST provides the ability to eliminate vulnerabilities early in the SDLC. Unlike other SAST solutions, CxSAST seamlessly fits into the continuous integration tool chain, without imposing delays. For AppSec professionals who want developers to take ownership of application security, CxSAST provides the ability to eliminate vulnerabilities early in the SDLC. Unlike other SAST solutions, CxSAST can be easily adapted to the application code, resulting in higher accuracy and wider developer adoption.
Continue reading the interview in App Developer Magazine.