Coverity, Inc., the software integrity leader, today announced that Frequentis, a leading international supplier of control centre solutions, has standardized on Coverity Static Analysis to find and eliminate software defects across its product lines.
Headquartered in Vienna, Austria, Frequentis is a global market leader in communications and information solutions for safety-critical applications. Frequentis’ products, services and solutions are distributed in more than 80 countries worldwide for customers in civil air traffic management, defense, public safety, public transport and maritime sectors.
Driven by rigorous safety and quality standards requiring freedom of failure, Frequentis wanted to add another layer of quality control to its already rigorous product development lifecycle—essential given that its communications and information solutions are deployed in mission-critical fields where safety cannot be compromised. The Software Quality organization took up the task of finding the answer to its development teams’ needs: Coverity Static Analysis.
Since initial deployment, Frequentis has standardized on Coverity Static Analysis across its seven development teams. Because the solution continually identifies defects that are difficult to detect in testing and code reviews, while producing less than a 10 percent false positive rate, the development teams have eagerly adopted Coverity, providing Frequentis with a safety net while improving developer efficiency.
Frequentis has also built Coverity into its audit process to demonstrate compliance with internal and external safety and quality standards such as IEEE12207, IEC 61508 and ISO9000. Coverity reports detailing the number of defects identified and fixed, as well as metrics tracking defect status against the number of faults allowed, are required for submission to customers with every product release. This not only provides Frequentis’ development team with objective metrics and a quantifiable goal to work towards to ensure product quality and safety, but also increases customer confidence and satisfaction.
“Due to our products being used in mission-critical fields, Frequentis must adhere to the highest standards of safety and integrity,” said Andreas Gerstinger, Software Quality and Software Safety Engineer at Frequentis. “Coverity is now another critical pillar of our quality process. Coverity Static Analysis finds software defects that are difficult, if not impossible, to find during testing and manual code reviews. Coverity is a great complement to our existing processes and tools, and is a productivity enhancing solution that has been eagerly adopted by our entire development organization.”
Coverity Static Analysis is the industry leading static analysis solution. It leverages the most sophisticated, patented analysis techniques for finding and eliminating hard-to-spot, crash-causing defects in software code at the earliest phase of the development lifecycle. Coverity Static Analysis automatically scans complex heterogeneous C/C++, Java and C# code bases with no changes to the code or build system, scaling to any size code base in a single analysis. Coverity Static Analysis’ intuitive interface makes it easy for developers to quickly find the defects they own, zoom in instantly on the priority defects that matter and save resolution time through state of the art defect triage—increasing productivity and reducing the risk of costly product quality issues.
Coverity (coverity.com), the software integrity leader, is the trusted standard for companies that have a zero-tolerance policy for software failures, defects and security breaches. Coverity’s award-winning portfolio of software integrity products discovers software defects in development before they can impact the business. More than 900 customers rely on Coverity to help them deliver high-integrity software. Coverity is a privately held company headquartered in San Francisco.
Chantal Yang, Page One Public Relations
T: 415-875-7494 / E: coverity[.]pageonepr.com.