Compliance Module Add-Ons

Supplement your static analyzers functionality by automating compliance checks for major coding standards and the reports required to demonstrate compliance.

  • Plug into static analyzers QA·C and QA·C++
  • Speed up coding standard adoption
  • Check for compliance while developers code
  • Catch more defects while producing fewer false alarms
  • Automate checks for internal guidelines and compliance
  • Support all coding standards including MISRA, JSF AV C++,
    HIC++, and CERT


Key benefits of PRQA’s compliance add-on modules

Software coding standards/best practices are language-specific programming rules that help you create better code and reduce risks.

1. Decrease time to market

Produce maintainable and reusable code

Enforce coding standards that help you produce code that is more uniform by discouraging individual coding styles.

When coding standards are automatically enforced, even projects involving large and constantly evolving development teams made up of internal and external resources, spread across the globe, can maintain code uniformity.

This compliant codebase also makes it easier for developers to quickly understand code that has already been written and then reuse it in other projects.

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2. Lower your business risk

Create reliable, safe, and secure applications

Enforce coding standards to prevent defects and poor coding that results in exploitable security vulnerabilities, functional performance issues, and failures.

By automatically detecting deviations from peer reviewed and industry-tested standards such as MISRA C and CERT C, your safety critical and mission critical code will execute as intended while reducing exposure to security vulnerabilities.

3. Achieve higher productivity

Minimize false positives and false negatives

PRQA’s compliance add-ons automatically enforce coding standards in such a way that simultaneously minimizes critical violations and the flagging of non-issues.

As a result, your team will have time to produce more features and meet tight deadlines.

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4. Maintain objectivity in code reviews

Remove office politics and subjectivity from your code reviews

If your developers aren’t coding to an established standard, the results of your code reviews are subject to strong personalities, people in positions of power, and personal opinions around what is and isn’t high-quality code.

When a coding standard is automatically enforced, reviews can take place more often and be free from external influences that get in the way of producing high-quality code.

5. Detect non-compliance

Automate best practices and remove manual checks from your process

Eliminate the obstacles that stand in the way of code that is maintainable, reusable, reliable, safe, and secure.

Detecting non-compliance for coding style, best practices, standards, file and function naming conventions, and your own internal guidelines are all automated.


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6. Automate the demonstration of compliance

Get proof of compliance reports automatically

PRQA Compliance Module Add-Ons take care of the time-consuming tasks that make compliance and the demonstration of compliance unfeasible for many companies.

The creation of reports and audit documentation that are required to demonstrate compliance to a particular standard are also automated.

"The easier the tool is to use, the more people will want to use it, which means better code and ultimately less long-term costs for Presagis. The ability of QA·C++ to automate a significant portion of our coding standard means more time for developers to focus on product development instead of chasing problems."

- Presagis

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Coding Standards Supported by PRQA

Our tools support all coding standards. Some of the key standards are:


Rules and guidelines for the C language trusted by automotive and other industries using safety-critical embedded systems.

Learn more about MISRA >

High Integrity C++

A highly respected coding standard for C++ originally developed by PRQA and completely overhauled in 2013.

Learn more about HIC++ >


A rigorous coding standard that helps you develop code intended for use in air vehicles and other fault intolerant applications.

Learn more about JSF >

In-House Coding Standards

Draw from peer reviewed and industry tested coding standards to create your own.

Learn more >

Application Security Standards

Eliminating Security Vulnerabilities Starts with Code

Embedded applications are highly vulnerable to security threats. The best approach for securing them is to find and address coding issues.

Learn more about Application Security >

and CWE

Target insecure coding practices and undefined behaviors that can lead to exploitable vulnerabilities.

Learn more about CERT >