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Coverity Named Leader in IDC MarketScape: Software Quality Analysis and Measurement

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Coverity, the leader in development testing, today announced that it has been named a leader in IDC's MarketScape: Software Quality Analysis and Measurement (SQAM), 2012-2013 Vendor Analysis – Leveraging Code Analysis to Drive Quality and Innovation (doc #237075, November 2012).

According to IDC, Coverity was named a leader in the MarketScape report because of the company's technical depth and focus on core, targeted areas of importance for users including static and dynamic analysis, software quality, software security and focused unit testing. The report commended Coverity's diverse product portfolio for development testing, stating, "These kinds of analysis capabilities are important at a time when organizations must increasingly understand the impact of code on performance and security with multimodal deployments on mobile, cloud and embedded systems ramping up."

Additionally, the report highlighted Coverity's strengths in embedded software, open source quality – via its Coverity Scan service – and relationships with core ALM providers, including HP and IBM. It also cited the company's considerable growth from 2010 to 2011, when it grew revenues by more than 25%, as further evidence of Coverity's strong market position.  

"In the current technology and economic climate of increased challenges and complexity, businesses must understand and analyze software beyond the confines of traditional approaches, and recognize that quality and security are both pressing and closely related areas," said Melinda Ballou, Program Director of IDC's Application Life-Cycle Management and Executive Strategies service. "Relevant, high-quality, secure software drives business innovation success now more than ever."

"It's an honor to be recognized as a leader in the IDC MarketScape," said Jennifer Johnson, VP of Marketing at Coverity. "We are seeing the industry evolve as a growing number of companies rethink their legacy approaches to software testing to meet increasing business demands for rapid, secure and high-quality software delivery. Development testing drives competitive differentiation as it enables increased visibility and control over software development by integrating quality and security testing seamlessly into the development process."

The Coverity® Development Testing Platform enables software development organizations to unify quality and security testing with an integrated, developer-ready solution. The platform is built on the award-winning Coverity SAVE® Static Analysis Verification Engine, which applies multiple patented techniques for accurate issue detection.

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About IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

About Coverity

Coverity, Inc., (www.coverity.com), the leader in development testing, is the trusted standard for companies that need to protect their brands and bottom lines from software failures. More than 1,100 Coverity customers use Coverity's development testing platform to automatically test source code for software defects that could lead to product crashes, unexpected behavior, security breaches or catastrophic failure. Coverity is a privately held company headquartered in San Francisco. Coverity is funded by Foundation Capital and Benchmark Capital. Follow us on Twitter or check out our blog.

Coverity and Coverity SAVE are registered trademarks of Coverity, Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

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