Find the nasty defects that have been plaguing you for weeks.

Identify sporadic memory corruption defects that cause system crashes and expose security vulnerabilities in the field, but are impossible to find during normal testing. Ensure the integrity of your C/C++ applications’ memory by dynamically finding these erratic programming and memory-access errors, such as heap corruption, rogue threads, memory leaks, array out of bounds, and invalid pointers.

Pinpoint the real memory issues within your application and identify the risks that they expose.

Memory Debugging with Parasoft Insure++

Target Insure++'s patented instrumentation to pinpoint real memory issues and get immediate visibility at runtime. Identify memory issues both within your codebase and caused by external libraries, automatically tracking and monitoring all threads and processes within the application to quickly find algorithmic anomalies.

At compile time, use Insure++ to identify deviations from C/C++ standards that may lead to memory leaks or application instability.

Runtime Memory Debugging

During testing, Insure++ checks all types of memory references, including those to static (global), stack, and shared memory—both in your own code and in third party libraries. Errors detected include:

  • Corrupted heap and stack memory
  • Use of uninitialized variables and objects
  • Array and string bounds errors on heap and stack
  • Use of dangling, NULL, and uninitialized pointers
  • All types of memory allocation and free errors or mismatches
  • All types of memory leaks
  • Type mismatches in global declarations, pointers, and function calls

Compile-Time Analysis

Insure++ can detect errors at compile-time as well as runtime. Compile-time errors detected include:

  • Cast of pointer loses precision
  • Mismatch in format specification
  • Mismatch in argument type
  • Code is not evaluated, has no effect, or is unreachable
  • Undefined identifier
  • Variable declared, but never used
  • Returning pointer to local variable
  • Function returns inconsistent value
  • Unused variables

Total Coverage Analysis with Parasoft Insure++

  • Identify the blocks of instrumented code exercised during memory debugging.
  • Understand the relationships between the memory defects and the code that was executed.
  • See how many times a block of code has been executed to understand the impact of a memory defect on the overall stability of the application.

Dynamic Memory Visualization with Parasoft Insure++

Insure++ visualizes how an application uses memory—providing a graphical view of all memory allocations over time, with specific visibility into overall heap usage, block allocations, possible outstanding leaks, and so on. This insight into an application’s memory usage patterns allows you to effectively analyze and optimize runtime memory usage and performance.

While your application is running, get real-time visibility into:

  • How your application is utilizing memory
  • Memory problems as they appear, and the impact of those problems on memory
  • Details of heap usage, block allocations, free memory, and frequency of memory access over time
  • Comparisons with historical data to view the outcomes of tuning your application's use of memory

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