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Tool and Usage

Brakeman is a static code analysis tool for Ruby on Rails to perform a security review. It comes as an open source project with optional commercial support.

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Usage and audience

Brakeman is commonly used for code analysis. Target users for this tool are security professionals.

Tool review and remarks

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:


  • + Commercial support available
  • + The source code of this software is available

Author and Maintainers

Brakeman is under development by Justin Collins.


Supported operating systems

Brakeman is known to work on Linux.

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Project details
Latest release4.2.1 [2018-03-24]
Last updatedMarch 28, 2018

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