Israel-based software security provider Checkmarx won a contract with the US Navy’s Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific to accelerate the development and delivery of secure software applications.

More than 5,000 Navy developers and contractors will be using Checkmarx’s software composition analysis and static application security testing to identify, prioritize and fix security vulnerabilities, and mitigate risk, in their software-development process.

The Checkmarx tools are to be integrated into the Navy’s new Compile to Combat in 24 Hours (C2C24) program designed to cut the traditional time involved in federal software delivery from 18 to 24 months down to just 24 hours.

“The stark reality is that it takes an adversary less than 24 hours to weaponize an exploit that targets a newly discovered vulnerability in a deployed application. In order to properly combat against these evolving threats, speed, along with accuracy and security, is critical when developing government software applications,” said Rich Wajsgras, vice president of federal sales at Checkmarx.

“We’re proud to be working closely with NIWC PAC and integrating into its already impactful C2C24 program. Together, we’ll pave the way to faster, more-secure application development while influencing the entire US government sector.”

Checkmarx’s Software Security Platform is used by more than 40 percent of the Fortune 100 and half of the Fortune 50, including SAP, Samsung and Salesforce. The multinational company has its headquarters and main development center in Ramat Gan, a suburb of Tel Aviv.