GrammaTech Covers Code Quality, Security, and Safety with new version of CodeSonar®

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JUNE 2020

CodeSonar® 5.3 feature set helps customers assure security is addressed, while also reducing the cost of functional safety certification.


GrammaTech, a leading provider of application security testing solutions, static analysis, and software assurance products, today announced immediate availability of CodeSonar® 5.3. The newest features provide software development organizations the capability to use a single tool to perform Static Application Security Testing (SAST) to further increase code security and quality, as well as coverage of functional safety needs for embedded and enterprise customers.

CodeSonar® 5.3 expands support for MISRA-C, MISRA-C++, and AUTOSAR C++14 rules, resulting in higher quality code that is easier to maintain and certify. Many organizations base their coding guidelines on these popular standards and combine them with metrics (such as the KGAS metrics) to track code complexity and comment density.  CodeSonar® is pre-qualified against standards such as IEC 61508, ISO 26262 and CENELEC EN 50128 and can be used to develop software that needs to adhere to the highest levels of safety.

Certificates are now available from Exida and GrammaTech now provides a Tool Safety Manual that describes how most effectively integrate static analysis into the software development process. These artefacts save time and reduce risks and headaches for development and safety teams. Artefacts to support qualification for DO-178C/ED-12C and DO-326A/ED-202 using DO-330/ED-215 are also available.

CodeSonar® 5.3 also includes usability improvements and increased support for Android, NetBSD 8, Visual Studio 2019, and CWE 4.0 mapping.

“Right now, more than ever, digital transformation is taking every industry by storm.  Software is at the heart of this wave, which means software security is more paramount than ever,” says Vince Arneja, Chief Product Officer at GrammaTech. ­­“This release is just the start of an exciting roadmap for CodeSonar that will help our customers, whether their use case is for code checking, code quality, code security, or coding standards.”

With these updates, CodeSonar® continues to provide developers best of breed SAST tools can be fine-tuned to their domain and easily integrated into their CI/CD and DevSecOps processes along with a single easy to use interface that readily scales across projects and languages. The update is available as a free upgrade to eligible customers under active support and maintenance contracts. A 30-day trial of CodeSonar® 5.3 is also available at


CodeSonar is a registered trademark of GrammaTech, Inc.

About GrammaTech:

GrammaTech is a leading provider of application security testing solutions including static analysis and software-assurance products. We help organizations develop and release high quality and secure software – free of harmful defects and exploitable weaknesses that cause system failures, enable data breaches, and increase corporate liabilities in today’s connected world.

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