February 26, 2013 10:10 ET

Increased CERT C Coverage with PRQA's QA-C 8.1

PRQA demonstrates their capabilities in the area of security coding by confirming details of QA-C's compliance to CERT C rules

NÜRNBERG, GERMANY and HERSHAM, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Feb. 26, 2013) - PRQA / Programming Research, a global leader in static analysis, announces that QA·C Version 8.1 provides improved enforcement of the CERT C Secure Coding Standard. Using this leading static analysis tool for C environments to enforce the CERT C rules helps developers eliminate insecure coding practices and undefined behaviors, which in turn can lead to vulnerabilities in the code. QA·C 8.1 provides enforcement of 121 of the 202 statically enforceable CERT C rules, including 17 rules where QA·C 8.1 is the only static analysis tool to offer coverage.

The CERT C Coding Standard is made up of 228 rules, many of which are based on security flaws discovered in real world code. The standard has been successfully applied in many industries, as effective enforcement of the rules will lead to higher-quality systems that are robust and more resistant to attack.

Full details of the CERT C rules enforced by QA·C 8.1 are available on the CERT C website at


Established in 1985, PRQA is recognized throughout the industry as a pioneer in static analysis, championing automated coding standard inspection and defect detection, delivering its expertise through industry-leading software inspection and standards enforcement technology.

PRQA's industry-leading tools, QA·C, QA·C++ and QA·Verify, offer the closest possible examination of C and C++ code. All contain powerful, proprietary parsing engines combined with deep accurate dataflow which deliver high fidelity language analysis and comprehension. They identify problems caused by language usage that is dangerous, overly complex, non-portable or difficult to maintain. Plus, they provide a mechanism for coding standard enforcement.

PRQA has corporate offices in UK, USA, India, Ireland and Netherlands, complemented by a worldwide distribution network.

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