MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Coverity, Inc., a Synopsys company (NASDAQ: SNPS), today announced that the Coverity Scan™ service was named a finalist for the 2014 SIIA Software CODiE Awards for Best Open Source Innovation. The premier award for the software and information industries, the SIIA CODiE Awards have been recognizing product excellence for 29 years. The awards have more than 75 categories and are organized by industry focus: Content, Education and Software.
This year's program features 28 Software categories, several of which are new or updated to reflect the latest industry trends. Winners will be announced during a special awards dinner on May 21 in San Francisco during the industry's premier ISV gathering of SaaS, BI and Cloud providers, Maximize.
The Coverity Scan service provides Coverity's patented development testing technology at no cost to the open source community, helping them build quality and security into their software development process. The service, which began as the largest public-private sector research project focused on open source software integrity, was initiated between Coverity and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in 2006 and is now managed by Coverity.
"Coverity helps developers write better code faster. By offering our technology to the open source community for free, we are able to help them find and fix high-impact quality and security defects in their C/C++ and Java projects, faster and more efficiently," said Zack Samocha, senior director of Products for Coverity. "We are honored to be recognized as a finalist for such a prestigious award."
"This year's CODiE Awards finalists showcase the innovation and creativity in today's market. We are happy to recognize them for their products that are breaking ground in the software industry," said Rhianna Collier, vice president of the Software Division at SIIA. "I look forward to honoring all the finalists in May at our awards program at Maximize."
Details about each finalist are listed at http://siia.net/codies/2014/finalists.asp
SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 700 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. Information technology (IT) and software security are critical issues to SIIA's members, many of whom strive to develop safe, secure and state-of the-art products that effectively serve their commercial and government customers alike, while protecting their intellectual property.
The SIIA Software Division provides a forum for companies developing the applications, services, infrastructure and tools that are driving the software and services industry forward. For further information, visit www.siia.net/software.
Coverity, Inc., a Synopsys company (NASDAQ:SNPS), is a leading provider of software quality and security testing solutions. Coverity's award-winning development testing platform helps developers create and deliver better software, faster, by automatically testing source code for software defects that could lead to product crashes, unexpected behavior, security breaches or catastrophic system failure. The world's largest brands rely on Coverity to help ensure the quality, safety and security of their products and services. For more information, visit www.coverity.com, follow us on Twitter or check out our blog.
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