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Parasoft Insure++

automated runtime memory analysis and error detection tool for C and C++

Product Overview

Insure++ is an automated runtime memory analysis and error detection tool for C and C++ that automatically identifies a variety of difficult-to-track programming and memory-access errors, along with potential defects and inefficiencies in memory usage. Errors such as memory corruption, memory leaks, access outside of array bounds, buffer overruns, usage of invalid and NULL pointers, and the like often go undetected during normal testing, only to result in application crashes in the field. Insure++ also performs coverage analysis and memory usage visualization.

During testing, Insure++ checks all types of memory references, including those to static (global), stack, and shared memory — both in user’s code and in third party libraries. Errors that Insure++ detects 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
  • Some varieties of dead code (compile-time)

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Insure++ Features

  • Detection of memory corruption on heap and stack
  • Detection of uninitialized variables, pointers, and objects
  • Detection of memory leaks and other memory allocation/free errors
  • STL checking** for proper usage of STL containers and related memory errors
  • Compile-time checks for type- and size-related errors
  • Runtime tracing of function calls
  • GUI and command line interface
  • Memory error checking in 3rd party static and dynamic libraries
  • Direct interfaces with Visual Studio debugger

**Available for any Unix users with GCC 3.0 and above.

Insure++ Benefits

  • Finds memory errors before they become runtime problems
  • Finds common errors during 64 bit porting
  • Helps optimize memory usage of applications
  • Reduces development and support costs
  • Easily integrates with regression test suites in “smoke alarm” mode
  • Provides detailed stack traces of errors to help understand their causes

Supported Configurations

Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista 32-bit

Insure++ works as a plug-in for Visual C++

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0
  • Microsoft Visual C++ .NET
  • Microsoft Visual C++ .NET 2003
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2005
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008

Microsoft Windows XP/2003 64-bit

Insure++ works as a plug-in for Visual C++

  • Microsoft Visual C++ .NET 2005
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008

Linux for x86 processors 32 bits (all distributions)

  • GNU gcc/g++ 2.95.x, 3.2.x, 3.3.x, 3.4.x, 4.0.x, 4.1.x, 4.2.0, 4.2.1
  • Intel ICC 8.0, 8.1, 9.0, 9.1

Linux for AMD64 and Intel EM64T 64 bits (all distributions)

  • GNU gcc/g++ 3.2.x, 3.3.x, 3.4.x, 4.0.x, 4.1.x, 4.2.0, 4.2.1, 4.2.0, 4.2.1
  • Intel ICC 8.1, 9.0, 9.1

Solaris 7, 8, 9, 10 UltraSparc Processor

  • Forte Developer 6 Update 2 (6.2) / Sun CC 5.3
  • Sun ONE Studio 7 / Sun CC 5.4
  • Sun ONE Studio 8 / Sun CC 5.5
  • Sun Studio 9 / Sun CC 5.6
  • Sun Studio 10 / Sun CC 5.7
  • Sun Studio 11 / Sun CC 5.8
  • Sun Studio 12 / Sun CC 5.9
  • GNU gcc/g++ 2.95.x, 3.2.x, 3.3.x, 3.4.x, 4.0.x, 4.1.x, 4.2.0, 4.2.1

IBM AIX 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, PowerPC Processor 32 and 64 bits

  • IBM VisualAge v5
  • IBM VisualAge (xlC) v6, v7, v8
  • GNU gcc/g++ 2.95.x, 3.2.x, 3.3.x, 3.4.x, 4.0.x, 4.1.x, 4.2.0, 4.2.1

HP-UX 11 for PA-RISC 32 and 64 bits

  • aCC/aC++ version A.03.26 and above
  • GNU gcc/g++ 2.95.x, 3.2.x, 3.3.x, 3.4.x, 4.0.x, 4.1.x, 4.2.0, 4.2.1