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Synopsys forms new partnerships to expand its portfolio
Wed, 9th Aug 2023

Synopsys announces its collaboration with NowSecure, mobile security and privacy experts, and Secure Code Warrior, a learning platform for developer-driven security. 

The new agreements are aligned with Synopsys's plan to expand its Software Integrity Group's portfolio of application security testing (AST) solutions.  

Synopsys is introducing two new application security solutions leveraging these strategic partners: Synopsys Mobile Application Security Testing powered by NowSecure and Synopsys Developer Security Training powered by Secure Code Warrior. Both are now available worldwide. 

Jason Schmitt, General Manager of the Synopsys Software Integrity Group, says: "Partnering with two of the most prominent leaders in their respective areas of cybersecurity allows Synopsys' global roster of customers to stay ahead of the continually evolving threat landscape."

"The NowSecure automated mobile capabilities seamlessly complement Synopsys' industry-leading managed services in mobile application security testing to provide an unparalleled level of coverage and scalability." 

"Additionally, reducing software risk must begin at the developer desktop, and Secure Code Warrior's developer-centric approach to security training has proven effective in embedding secure coding principles into an organisation's development culture," says Schmitt. 

The Synopsys Software Integrity Group's strategic collaboration with NowSecure introduces an automated continuous mobile application security testing (MAST) solution purpose-built for securing the complex infrastructure of the modern mobile software development lifecycle (SDLC). 

The new offering, designed to supplement Synopsys' managed MAST services, provides testing coverage through rapid, automated and language-agnostic static, dynamic, interactive and API security testing of Android and iOS binaries. 

Mobile Application Security Testing also allows development and security teams to analyse a mobile application's components, including open-source components, third-party software development kits (SDKs), and transitive dependencies. Furthermore, it implements standards-based automated security testing into continuous integration and continuous delivery/deployment (CI/CD) pipelines.

Alan Snyder, CEO of NowSecure, says: "We are excited to join Synopsys to deliver the most complete application security solution suite in the industry."

"Mobile apps now dominate the global economy and have become the primary engagement and revenue platform for nearly every business, agency and organisation worldwide." 

"As a mobile-first, mobile-only company for over a decade, we help enterprises secure and protect millions of mobile users. Today our partnership with Synopsys will make it easier for organisations to cover all aspects of application security," says Synder.  

Moreover, Synopsys Developer Security Training, powered by Secure Code Warrior, is an agile learning platform designed to help developers become security-capable while giving security leaders a streamlined method for standardising security practices across the organisation.

The learning platform features over 8,000 learning experiences from self-paced educational resources, interactive challenges mimicking real-world scenarios, step-by-step walkthroughs, and assessments.

Developer Security Training provides a hands-on approach to training modern software development and engineering teams. With content currently spanning more than 60 coding languages and development frameworks, teams can tailor security training activities to align with each developer's specific area of focus.

Through its native integrations with Synopsys Coverity and Synopsys Seeker, Synopsys recently launched Software Risk Manager, an application security posture management (ASPM) solution enabling security and development teams to streamline application security testing activities across the organisation. Developer Security Training provides teams with a closed-loop solution for mitigating and precluding security issues across the SDLC and directly from integrated development environments (IDEs) at the developer desktop.

Pieter Danhieux, Co-Founder and CEO of Secure Code Warrior says: "The security of software is critical for all companies and their DevSecOps strategy, and we're ecstatic about the opportunity to partner with Synopsys to enable more agile learning experiences for software developers around the globe."

"Teaching software teams to code with secure programming techniques at the start of the development cycle mitigates vulnerability risk." 

"Through these direct integrations and AI capabilities within our platform, organisations that use Synopsys' Developer Security Training powered by Secure Code Warrior are putting developers and engineers in better positions to thrive and be security-capable in ways that matter most to their businesses," says Danhieux.