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Type Private
Industry Software testing
Founded 2001
Headquarters Burlington, MA and Ottawa, ON
Key people Mike Laginski, CEO
Products Klocwork Insight, Klocwork Cahoots
Website www.klocwork.com

Klocwork is a software company with headquarters in Burlington, MA and R&D based in Ottawa, ON, Canada. Klocwork was founded in 2001 as a spin-out of Nortel Networks and has over 1,000 customers[1] who use its software development tools. Klocwork says their tool help "developers create more secure and reliable software by analyzing source code on-the-fly, simplifying peer code reviews, and extending the life of complex software."[2]


Klocwork Insight is a static code analysis tool used to identify security and reliability issues in C, C++, Java and C# code. The product includes numerous desktop plug-ins for developers, metrics and reporting.

Klocwork Cahoots is a simple code review tool which can be used in isolation or integrated with Klocwork Insight. Code reviews are performed online where reviewers can review code, insert comments and subscribe to reviews as they wish. Developers can follow their colleagues, competitors and friends to get a comprehensive view of what's going on and who's doing what to whom.


Originally Klocwork’s technology was developed to address requirements for large-scale source code analysis to optimize software architecture for C code inside Nortel Networks and spun out in 2001. Its investors are Firstmark Capital, USVP, and Mobius Ventures. The company has been awarded the 2007 InfoWorld Technology of Year[3] and has made the SD Times 100 List[4] every year since 2005.

In January 2012, Klocwork Insight 9.5 was released.[5] It provides on-the-fly static analysis in Visual Studio, like a word processor does with spelling mistakes.

In March 2012, Klocwork Insight received the Certificate of CWE Compatibility from The MITRE Corporation's Common Weakness Enumeration Program.[6]

In September 2012, Klocwork became a member of the GENIVI Alliance.[7]

In May 2013, Klocwork Cahoots was launched.

In January 2014, the company was acquired by Rogue Wave Software.[8]


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