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Celebrating 50,000 Downloads of Bearer CLI — and what it means!

Bearer CLI, our free and open code security (SAST) scanner, has now been downloaded over 50,000 times since its launch back in March — this year! 

Behind this number are represented some key industry trends:

  • The ever-rising importance of code security.
  • The need for a modern approach to SAST for a new generation of developers and App Security experts.
  • The ability to foster trust and enhanced security through open solutions.

Let’s dig in!

The ever-rising importance of code security

In today's landscape, the need for strong code security has never been more critical.

As the industry grows and evolves into new territories, the importance of strong security measures is becoming ever more pressing. This rise is fueled by the increasing sophistication of cyber threats, the continuously growing digital transformation — ultimately code written by humans and even now AI — and the growing awareness and impact of security breaches. 

Companies and individual developers are prioritizing security more than ever, recognizing that a proactive posture on code security is no longer optional but essential. This increased focus is creating an environment where once again innovation in security solutions is required, boosted by the urgent need to protect sensitive data and applications from vulnerabilities.

A modern approach for a new generation

There's a noticeable shift in the expectations and needs of the new generation of developers and application security experts.

These professionals are on the lookout for solutions that are not just effective, but also align with their modern development practices. They seek tools that offer ease of integration into existing development workflows, support for a wide range of programming languages and frameworks, and have the ability to adapt to the fast-paced, agile environments that characterize today's tech landscape. 

This demand for a modern take on SAST underscores a broader trend in the tech industry: a move towards tools that are not just functional but also intuitive, user-friendly, and can adapt to agile development cycles without slowing down teams. It reflects a deeper understanding that security should be an integral, seamless part of the development process rather than an afterthought.

Fostering trust and enhanced security through open solutions

There is a rising trend in the tech industry toward open security solutions that emphasizes the importance of transparency and cooperative development.

Open security tools are seen as more trustworthy because their open nature allows for widespread scrutiny, peer review, and contributions from a diverse array of experts. Ultimately, this transparency creates a greater sense of trust among users and developers alike. 

Additionally, open security solutions often benefit from faster updates and patches, thanks to the collaborative nature of the community. This approach aligns with the philosophy that security is not just a feature but a collective responsibility. The belief that “trust is creating better security” resonates strongly in this context; by building and using tools that are open and transparent, the tech community is laying the foundation for a more secure and resilient ecosystem.


Bearer CLI is the proof that a modern, developer-first approach to security is working.

Though Bearer CLI hasn't even reached its first anniversary, the road ahead looks thrilling, with plenty of announcements on the horizon for all of you in the coming months.

We thank you for your support, be assured it fuels our passion more than ever for our mission: to create a world of secure applications.

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