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Mendix and Software Improvement Group Launch a New Software Application Quality and Security Scanning Solution

January 2023 by Marc Jacob

Mendix and Software Improvement Group (SIG), have announced the release of Mendix Quality & Security Management (QSM), a new cybersecurity solution that provides continuous deep-dive insights into security and code quality to immediately address risks and vulnerabilities. The introduction of Mendix QSM enables enterprises to fuel innovation and growth, while managing cyber risks and building future-fit software.

The Mendix low-code development platform enables companies to accelerate the delivery of new innovations. Succeeding the Mendix Application Quality Monitor (AQM), the new Mendix QSM solution provides IT management, quality assurance teams, and software security experts deep visibility across the entire portfolio of Mendix applications. This enables close control of the software development process without compromising the quality and security of software, ensuring that security oversight is always top of mind for customers.
Mendix QSM is powered by Sigrid®, SIG’s software assurance guiding platform. Combining more than 20 best-of-class security scanning tools, it provides a comprehensive overview of how security findings impact business objectives. With Mendix QSM, Mendix clients can scan their Mendix applications, including third-party libraries, for vulnerabilities and incorrectly configured security models, rank for compliance with main industry standards such as OWASP, ISO 5055 and PCI, and receive recommendations and clear guidance on risk mitigation.
Mendix QSM is based on static analysis of application models. Mendix models have been mapped to the ISO 25010 Maintainability model by SIG experts based on the Mendix model metadata. This allows for benchmarking of Mendix applications against a database of thousands of projects, including open-source initiatives. Mendix QSM also presents a five-star rating of the software quality. For example, a four-star software rating means issues are resolved three times faster, throughput increases seven-fold, and productivity increases almost 11-fold compared to a two-star rating.

SIG inspects and certifies thousands of software systems per year on technical quality according to ISO/IEC 25010 and will continue to add new scanning tools and rules to QSM as part of its ongoing service.

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