Cloud Security Acquisition: HP Buys Fortify Software
Hewlett-Packard is pushing deeper into the security market, acquiring Fortify Software for an undisclosed sum. In theory, the move will allow HP partners to more effectively test software for cloud-specific vulnerabilities and other potential security issues.
HP says Fortify’s software is designed to create “integrated security assurance seamlessly across the application lifecycle” HP thinks this acquisition will create a new best-in-class service, since HP’s TippingPoint software already seeks out security risks in software before they become problems. In theory, Fortify’s ability to protect and detect security flaws in business-critical software applications is complimentary to TippingPoint.
HP and Fortify have played together before, collaborating on a Hybrid 2.0 effort to offer advanced security analysis technology. Now, with the acquisition, HP says it’s set to accelerate the development of this kind of technology.
HP plans to run Fortify as a standalone entity after the close of the acquisition. But as time goes by, Fortify will be assimilated into the HP Software and Solutions Business. The technology and software products will then later become part of the Business Technology Optimization application portfolio. Fortify will be available through HP sales and service channels.