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Checkmarx extends security testing platform offering to A/NZ

By Zach Thompson
Tue 15 Mar 2022

Checkmarx is expanding its cloud-based application security testing platform to A/NZ to help developers in the region secure their application coding.

The application security testing (AST) solutions company says the technology it offers already has a positive uptake in the region, with research showing 39% of Australian companies currently use multi-cloud technologies.

Checkmarx notes this is higher than the global average of 36% and is expected to rise to 66% in 2022.

“We are beginning to see clients in Australia migrate rapidly to the cloud, and Checkmarx anticipates growing demand for our end-to-end AppSec platform for cloud-native application security,” Checkmarx Australia and New Zealand regional director Mark Priebatsch says.

“We’re committed to the A/NZ region and look forward to helping organisations implement comprehensive application security for years to come."

The Checkmarx AST Platform is delivered from the cloud and designed to support on-premises, cloud, and hybrid development environments.

Checkmarx says its platform will offer those in the A/NZ region the ability to quickly test, remediate, and secure application coding.

The company says its platform improves code security throughout the software development life cycle and ensures an organisation’s software remains secure from a developer’s first code commit through the push to production.

The AST platform offers a single solution spanning the complex landscape of custom code, open-source components, Infrastructure-as-Code deployments, and open-source supply chain, allowing application code to be more efficiently and effectively secured.

Integrated main solutions today include:

  • Checkmarx SAST, which automatically scans at the source code level for vulnerabilities early in the development life cycle, providing essential guidance and context to help developers and engineers resolve vulnerabilities.
     
  • Checkmarx SCA, a software composition analysis solution designed to help development teams manage open source vulnerability and licence risk.
     
  • Checkmarx Codebashing, a flexible, focused, gamified training platform to teach developers how to code more securely.
     
  • KICS by Checkmarx, a scalable, open-source solution that automatically parses common IaC files of any type to detect insecure configurations that could expose applications, data or services to attack.


Priebatsch emphasises that the benefit of having a cloud-based solution is that clients can be onboarded quickly and easily.

“Our customers want something simple and effective, and part of the service is to ensure speed of delivery so that it won’t take away developers’ time on their core work.”

Additionally, workloads on the AST Platform can be processed on servers in Australia and New Zealand, which Checkmarx says should address any data sovereignty concerns.

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