Global automotive industry relies on both standards as they continue to evolve their vehicles
BURLINGTON, MA – Sept. 09, 2013 – Klocwork® Inc., a global leader in software development tools for creating secure code, today announced that the Company’s flagship product, Insight® has received both ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 certifications. Both certifications are critical to the automotive industry in defining the functional safety for automotive equipment throughout the lifecycle of all electronic and electrical safety systems.
“These certifications mark a significant milestone in the continuing evolution of Insight. As embedded software becomes more complex and more pervasive in automobiles of all types, controlling ever more critical aspects of the operation of these vehicles, it is imperative that stringent standards be adhered to in order to protect the security and integrity of those underlying systems and the vehicles themselves,” said Gwyn Fisher, Klocwork CTO. “When using Insight as part of their software development process, automotive suppliers are able to analyze their code as it is being written, and detect and fix any vulnerabilities or defects that arise, ensuring full compliance with these standards is being maintained,” he continued.
ISO 26262 applies to production passenger vehicles up to 3500 kilograms (7716 pounds), and is designed to address possible hazards caused by malfunctioning electronic and electrical systems. Examples of these systems include include anti-lock brakes, traction control systems, adaptive cruise control systems, engine control units, and digital instrument clusters.
IEC 61508 is the international standard for electrical, electronic and programmable electronic safety related systems. It sets out the requirements for ensuring that systems are designed, implemented, operated and maintained to provide the required safety integrity level (SIL). Both standards take into account the increasing use of tools for software application development and explicitly require the development tools to be qualified.
Used by four of the top five global automotive suppliers, Insight, Klocwork’s comprehensive source code analysis tool features on-the-fly analysis at the developer desktop, providing early, rigorous detection of security vulnerabilities and critical reliability defects while reducing software development time and costs.
Klocwork helps developers create more secure software. Our tools analyze source code on-the-fly, simplify peer code reviews, and extend the life of complex software. Over 1000 customers, including the biggest brands in the mobile device, consumer electronics, medical technologies, telecom, automotive, military and aerospace sectors, have made Klocwork part of their software development process. Tens of thousands of software developers, architects, and development managers rely on our tools every day to save time and create better software.
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