IBM tool stops cyberweakness before it’s written

IBM is selling new tools it says will enable coders to develop more secure software. The company says it has enhanced a set of tools called Rational App-Scan. Information Week reports, the improvements let developers spot and analyze security vulnerabilities in code as they occur. It does this by a process of continuous scanning, which results in reports showing where the code weaknesses are located. A growing source of cyber security attacks is web applications, used widely by government agencies. IBM says its Rational App-Scan has been tuned to root out Web application errors.

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