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NEW YORK: Checkmarx has announced a new Checkmarx plugin for the Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services platform. The new Checkmarx (CxSAST) Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services Plugin allows organizations with agile development practices to embed security into their software development lifecycle (SDLC) without the delays traditionally caused by application security testing.

Software development is now occurring at unprecedented speeds. According to Puppet’s State of DevOps survey, high-performing IT organizations deploy 200 times more frequently than low performers. As organizations increasingly turn to DevOps, Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) to help automate and increase deployment speed, it’s crucial for security to keep pace. Creating a Rugged DevOps team that can seamlessly bring security into the DevOps process isn't always easy, as many security solutions and developer practices don’t perfectly align.

The Checkmarx plug-in for Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services integrates seamlessly into Visual Studio team’s SDLC, enabling early detection and remediation of crucial security flaws. This allows teams to efficiently fix flaws as part of the CI toolchain, without imposing delays on the DevOps or CI/CD deployment cycle. Other benefits of using the Checkmarx Static Source Code Analysis include:

“Checkmarx equips CI/CD and DevOps teams with a seamless way to integrate security into their development practices and “push security left” so developers are empowered to deliver secure code without slowing down development” said Moshe Lerner, senior vice president, Product Strategy and Corporate Development at Checkmarx. “To ensure minimal impact on development cycles, it’s important to work with security testing solutions that can automate your security scans and integrate with your existing IDEs, source repository and build servers, which is what we’ve done with Visual Studio Team Services. We’re excited to be a part of such a vibrant and growing ecosystem.”

Shawn Nandi, senior director, Microsoft Corp. said, “Development teams are looking for ways to reduce security risks while also accelerating the DevOps cycle. Checkmarx’s integration with Visual Studio Team Services tackles this problem head-on by scanning your code as part of the pull request in the Continuous Integration flow.”