With the increasing complexity of software products, companies commonly rely on a myriad of software suppliers, from internal teams that share and re-use code to third-party commercial software suppliers and outsourcing development partners. Companies are increasingly being held accountable by their customers for the quality and security of the complete product.
Yet third-party code typically isn't tested with the same level of rigor as internally developed code. That means a defect could be lurking in the third-party code that could cause a significant security breach or quality issue.
Add to this the fact that more than ever before, companies are being asked to get products to market faster to remain competitive and capitalize on market opportunity. That time pressure is being felt across all phases of the software development lifecycle.
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