Japan’s Bitforest to launch vulnerability scanner for continuous integration development



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Tokyo-based Bitforest recently launched a teaser site for the global edition of VAddy, a cloud-based web vulnerability scanning tool. Integrated with continuous integration (CI) tools, VAddy helps developers scan vulnerabilities in code under development. Since its launch back in October 2014, a Japanese edition has been seeing user growth of 50% per month. Their users include notable internet companies like Zigexn (TSE:3679).

Many app developers have adopted a continuous integration development method these days, proven by the fact that Jenkins, one of the leading open-source CI tools, has surpassed 100,000 downloads globally. VAddy provides app developers with an optimized security solution that is integrated with CI tools such as Jenkins, TravisCI, and CircleCI.

Automated vulnerability scanners for CI tools have been generally trending upward in the developer community, where Google recently unveiled a tool that tests web app security scanners, called Firing Range. Bitforest is now planning to launch the global freemium version of VAddy in March, followed by a premium version this summer.

It is interesting to see how Bitforest will fare in bringing the culture of continuous security testing to the global developer community with a Japan-made vulnerability scanning tool.

Translated by Masaru Ikeda
Edited by “Tex” Pomeroy