Checkmarx and Seemplicity Join Forces to Simplify the Find-to-Fix Lifecycle
- By John K. Waters
- August 4, 2022
Application security testing company Checkmarx and cybersecurity workflow and productivity startup Seemplicity today announced a new partnership aimed at simplifying the "find-to-fix" lifecycle and accelerating the time to remediation of vulnerabilities found throughout the software development lifecycle (SDLC).
The partnership will see the Checkmarx One Platform integrated within Seemplicity's Productivity Platform. The integration brings security findings discovered by Checkmarx into Seemplicity's platform, providing a unified picture and workspace for risks posed to the organization, the companies explained in a statement. "Seemplicity's deduplication, prioritization and workflow capabilities combined with Checkmarx' context-aware correlation engine empower organizations with both the visibility and operational efficiency required to successfully drive risk down at scale," they said.
The joint solution will be deployed by both managed security service providers (MSSP) and security teams within large enterprises.
Tel Aviv-based Seemplicity, which bills itself as "the first risk reduction and productivity platform for modern security teams," emerged from stealth in May after raising a total of $32 million US in seed and Series A funding. The claims to be revolutionizing the way security teams drive and scale risk reduction efforts across organizations by orchestrating, automating, and consolidating all remediation activities into one workspace.
Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Checkmarx provides static and interactive application security testing (SAST and IAST), software composition analysis (SCA), infrastructure as code security testing (KICS), and application security and training development. The company aims to "reduce risk across all components of modern software, including proprietary code, open source, APIs, and infrastructure as code." More than half the Fortune 50 use the Checkmarx products, the company claims.
"This partnership and the integration of our two platforms will bring the future of work to application security teams and reduce time-to-remediation for our joint partners," said Checkmarx VP of Strategic Channels and Alliances Mark Osmond, in a statement.
Seemplicity, whose customers also include Fortune 500 companies, was founded in 2020 by cybersecurity veterans Yoran Sirkis, Ravid Circus, and Rotem Cohen Gadol. The Seemplicity solution is designed to "transforms the remediation process" into "a streamlined and collaborative effort that can easily be utilized by developers, DevOps, and IT across the organization." The goal is to help devs "achieve complete operational resilience and establish a truly scalable security program.
The Seemplicity-Checkmarx partnership "stems from our shared philosophy of making work for security professionals easier, better, and more fulfilling," said Sharon Besser, SVP of Business Development at Seemplicity, in a statement.
"As the threat landscape continuously evolves and the talent shortage increases the workload on security workers, our partnership will let security teams feel confident that they not only are able to find all the vulnerabilities, but to get the fix done quickly and efficiently," Besser added.
John K. Waters is the editor in chief of a number of Converge360.com sites, with a focus on high-end development, AI and future tech. He's been writing about cutting-edge technologies and culture of Silicon Valley for more than two decades, and he's written more than a dozen books. He also co-scripted the documentary film Silicon Valley: A 100 Year Renaissance, which aired on PBS. He can be reached at [email protected].