HP to acquire Fortify Software

HP to buy Fortify Software to access software security assurance expertise

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HP to acquire Fortify Software HP and Fortify Software have previously collaborated on security analysis technology.
By  Mark Sutton Published  August 19, 2010

HP is to buy software security assurance specialist Fortify Software, for an undisclosed amount.

Privately-held Fortify Software, which creates software for security testing of applications through all stages of the development process through deployment, will be integrated over time into HP's Software and Solutions business unit.

The two companies have already collaborated on an advanced security analysis technology, ‘Hybrid 2.0', and will HP says that it will now be able to accelerate development of this technology to give clients the accuracy and prioritization they need around security vulnerabilities to build scalable enterprise application security programs.

"Businesses operate in a world of increasing security and compliance challenges, and the applications and services that they rely on are core to the problem and the solution," said Bill Veghte, executive vice president, Software and Solutions, HP. "With Fortify's leadership in static application security analysis combined with HP's expertise in dynamic application security analysis, organizations will have a best-in-class solution to improve the security of their applications and services."

"Fortify has always been committed to helping chief information security officers and application teams find, fix and prevent security vulnerabilities before they can be exploited by attackers," said John M Jack, chief executive officer, Fortify Software. "Joining HP will allow us to further integrate our proven technology and security expertise with HP's solutions, letting our joint clients shrink the time-to-security for their new and existing production applications."

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