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DevOps Platform JFrog Buying Israeli Security Startup in $300 Million Deal

JFrog has accelerated its efforts to provide a security offering to support DevOps users.

Edward Gately

June 29, 2021

2 Min Read
Security Merger

JFrog, a DevOps platform, is acquiring Israeli security startup Vdoo to deliver new software security capabilities in a $300 million cash-and-stock deal.

JFrog has accelerated its efforts to provide a security offering to support DevOps users. Vdoo will expand JFrog’s end-to-end DevOps platform offering. The platform will provide security from the development environment all the way to edges, IoT and devices.

Vdoo’s technology for analyzing and securing software packages will fuel JFrog’s security and runtime technology expansion.

JFrog will triple the size of its security experts team. That includes engineering, marketing and sales personnel located in Israel, Germany, Japan and North America.

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Vdoo’s security experts and vulnerability researchers will join the JFrog team to continue developing security solutions for developers and security engineers. Vdoo’s team and JFrog will seek to deliver a complete DevSecOps solution to secure the full software packages life cycle.

Joint Vision for Software

Shlomi Ben Haim is JFrog’s co-founder and CEO.

“It is clear to us that the joint vision of changing the way software is being created, released and updated to the edge will be our compass as we offer the market a binary-focused solution to secure their organization’s software assets,” he said. “This move will amplify JFrog’s current success with our security solution, JFrog Xray, and create the expectation that ‘fearless releases’ will be the experience for both security and development teams.”

This year, JFrog will expand JFrog Xray vulnerability detection. It will include Vdoo’s data and scanning across multiple dimensions, including configuration and applicability scanning. In addition, JFrog expects to fully integrate Vdoo’s technology into its DevOps platform in 2022.

In the immediate term, Vdoo’s SaaS product will remain in operation. New development of features and functions will focus on the JFrog platform solution.

Netanel Davidi is Vdoo‘s co-founder and CEO.

“This proposed acquisition is a great fit for both our companies,” he said. “We share a vision around DevOps and security. If any DevOps company isn’t also a security company, it is solving only a small piece of the puzzle. We’re proud that our team has focused on being hybrid and holistic, and integrated across all dimensions throughout the software delivery life cycle.”

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About the Author(s)

Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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