GitHub acquires Semmle to help developers spot security vulnerabilities

    Date19 Sep 2019
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    Posted ByBrittany Day

    Popular software hosting service GitHub has acquired Semmle, a code analysis platform that helps product developers and security researchers discover potential zero-days and critical vulnerabilities in large codebases. Learn more in a great The Next Web article:

    The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed by the two companies. But GitHub intends to make Semmle’s automated code review products available via GitHub Actions.

    The San Francisco-based firm — founded in 2006 — counts Uber, NASA, Microsoft, Google, and Nasdaq as some of its clients.

    Semmle offers tools like QL that codifies logical programming errors as queries to spot mistakes, find variants of the same bug elsewhere in the code, and prevent them from occurring in the future.

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