Fortify acquires Secure Software

Share this article:

Fortify Software announced today that it reached a definitive agreement to acquire McLean,Va.-based Secure Software.

Both companies develop products and services to secure software during the development lifecycle.

According to Fortify CEO John Jack, the purchase was made to broaden his company's portfolio, particularly in the services it offers to help companies improve their coding practices.

"The acquisition was driven out of the synergies between the two companies," Jack said. "Secure Software had a reputation of being focused on services, process and automation. We also provide tools and services, but we saw a fit where our portfolio of services could be augmented by bringing people, processes and services from Secure Software."

Through the agreement, Fortify will acquire intellectual property, capital assets and skilled resources belonging to Secure Software. The financial details of the agreement will not be disclosed, Jack said.

Based in Palo Alto, Calif., Fortify tripled its annual revenue last year over 2005 figures. Jack said the acquisition is part of the company's strategy to better accommodate its rapidly expanding customer base.

Fortify will support Secure Works Code Assure for some time, but the plan is to fold this product in with Fortify secure coding products.

Click here to email West Coast Bureau Chief Ericka Chickowski.

Share this article:

Sign up to our newsletters

More in News

Firefox 32 feature could cut undetected malware downloads 'in half'

Mozilla plans to introduce a feature in Firefox 32 that, based on preliminary testing, could cut the amount of undetected malware downloads in half.

EFF asks court to find NSA internet spying a violation of Fourth Amendment

EFF asks court to find NSA internet spying ...

Complete with a colorful graphic, the EFF showed a federal court how the NSA essentially runs a digital dragnet that can pick up innocent Americans.

Study: Asian Android users at higher risk of malware exposure

Cheetah Mobile's new study showed that Asian Android users have a two to three times greater risk of downloading malware onto their devices.