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Sonatype Introduces a New Deep Code Analysis Platform for Developers

Sonatype | June 17, 2021

Sonatype, the industry leader in developer-friendly solutions for software supply chain automation and security, announced Sonatype Lift (Lift), a first-of-its-kind cloud-native, deep code analysis platform. Lift installs in minutes and gives developer-friendly feedback on a wide variety of bug types, from lightweight style concerns to complex coding problems often seen in first-party source code and third-party open source libraries.

Cyber assaults grew rapidly last year, as bad actors increasingly target software supply chains to exploit vulnerabilities in commercial and open-source code, as shown by the SolarWinds and Codecov events. Even the world’s most significant companies are not immune to software quality defects making their way into production accidentally. Apple has revealed significant flaws in its Webkit browser SDK and iOS Kernel. As code quality concerns become more of a security concern, developers and security teams must collaborate to guarantee code is dependable and safe. Furthermore, as proven by the recent Fastly outage, innocent coding mistakes can inflict just as much damage.

Deep Code Analysis. Easy for Developers. Trusted by Security

Created to make developers’ and security teams’ lives easier, Lift fosters collaboration between the two, providing a unified code analysis pipeline that brings 26+ tools across 11 languages to catch a wide range of bug types. Because Lift’s results are reported in code review, developers and security engineers can collaborate on how best (or whether) to fix reported issues. With reporting during the peer review window proven to improve fix rates dramatically, Lift’s ability to provide insights at this critical point will be instrumental in improving code quality. 

This is the first code quality solution to bring the proven methods and technologies from Facebook (Infer) and Google (ErrorProne) and deliver them as a commercial platform. The unique way in which Lift works overcomes the challenges of conventional code analysis tools by making installation and configuration quick and easy and leverages developer feedback to improve results over time continuously. By focusing on high-confidence bugs, Lift builds developer trust and ensures that developers pay attention and fix the issues when it does report.

Lift catches not just issues in the code developers write. Still, in the open-source libraries, they rely upon pulling software composition analysis data from Sonatype’s OSS Index to report vulnerable open source libraries as comments in code review. 

Strengthening the Developer and Open Source Communities

The Lift will be free forever for public repositories and serves open source maintainers by helping secure the software supply chain at its source. Sonatype’s long-standing commitment to supporting the world’s open source community began as a core contributor to Apache Maven and continues its stewardship of the Maven Central Repository, free developers tools including its OSS vulnerability database, and being an active member of the OpenSSF Foundation.

About Sonatype
Sonatype is the leader in developer-friendly, full-spectrum software supply chain automation providing organizations total control of their cloud-native development lifecycles, including third-party open-source code, first-party source code, infrastructure as code, and containerized code. The company supports 70% of the Fortune 100 and 15 million developers worldwide trust its commercial and open source tools. With a vision to transform the way the world innovates, Sonatype helps organizations of all sizes build higher quality software aligned with business needs, more maintainable, and more secure.

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Foxit | April 13, 2022

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DataRobot | February 14, 2022

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