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SPI DevInspect is not HPE Fortify Devinspect

Just so no one blows a gasket, this forum was created years ago for the SPI Dynamics (and then HP) product called DevInspect.  That DevInspect was EOL (end-of-life) in 2009 and has passed all possible Support and trade-in time frames at HPE.


Now, at the end of 2015, the HPE Fortify team is working on a product called DevInspect.  I suppose this choice was because we own the name, and its not a bad name given what it does.  Anyways, the new product is similar to the old one in the shallow regard that it offers an integration point into an IDE and provides the developer with security information regarding their code.  But there is NO related code or anything else shared between these two products.


Initially, HPE Fortify's DevInspect is being offered via the new SecurityAssistant product that came out this month (NOV 2015) with the 4.40 release.  This SecurityAssistant currently supports only Eclipse and it serves like a "spell checker", high-lighting security risks inside the IDE as the developer writes their code.  I believe the SecurityAssistant is initially available to anyone with a valid Fortify SCA license.  It can also perform a light-weight scan of the code.  While this is not nearly as thorough or as confident as a full SCA scan, it should be helpful.

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