Hewlett-Packard is to acquire Fortify Software in a bid to strengthen its application security portfolio.
Fortify Software develops tools to make critical business software more secure by tackling security risks at the application code level.
The acquisition will allow security applications to be integrated across HP's application lifecycle to support regulatory compliance. It will also provide protection against malicious application attacks and reduce the business risk of insecure software.
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"With Fortify's leadership in static application security analysis combined with HP's expertise in dynamic application security analysis, the organisation will have a best-in-class solution to improve the security of their applications and services," said Bill Veghte, executive vice-president of software and solutions at HP.
Fortify will initially run as a standalone company and eventually become part of HP's business optimisation application portfolio.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.