Synopsys, Inc. announced the availability of new Rapid Scan capabilities within the company's Coverity static application security testing (SAST) and Black Duck software composition analysis (SCA) solutions. The Rapid Scan features provide fast, lightweight vulnerability detection for both proprietary and open source code. Rapid Scan is optimized for the early stages of development, particularly for cloud-native applications and infrastructure-as-code (IaC). While comprehensive and thorough security testing is critical to managing risk in the later stages of the software development lifecycle (SDLC), it is often too time- and resource-intensive to perform full scans at every incremental step in the early stages of the SDLC. Rapid Scan complements conventional application security testing activities by enabling development teams to perform fast SAST and SCA scans at every code check-in or early-stage build without slowing them down. It allows developers to shift left efficiently and prevents security issues from propagating into the later stages of the SDLC.