Feeds

HP slurps up security software firm

Fortify strengthens security

Security for virtualized datacentres

HP has bought Fortify Software, strengthening its application security software portfolio.

The software security assurance firm essentially offers products which check the security of your software, help organise vulnerabilities so the most dangerous are fixed first and help manage the process of fixing them.

Fortify offers various compliance, vulnerability and detection products. It also offers hosted security testing.

The company was founded in late 2002 by Roger Thornton with money from VCs Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Before this Thornton was an adviser to ETrade and eBay. The Silicon Valley native has also worked for Apple, Centerline Software and Sun Microsystems.

Fortify's customers include Experian, WaMu, JP Morgan, Gap and the US Air Force. Financial terms were not provided.

Fortify will continue to operate as a standalone business for now, but will be gradually borged into HP's Software and Solutions division.

The agreement follows a years after IBM acquired Ounce Labs, a less established competitor to Fortify that also plays in the application security and assurance market. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
NASTY SSL 3.0 vuln to be revealed soon – sources (Update: It's POODLE)
So nasty no one's even whispering until patch is out
Russian hackers exploit 'Sandworm' bug 'to spy on NATO, EU PCs'
Fix imminent from Microsoft for Vista, Server 2008, other stuff
Forget passwords, let's use SELFIES, says Obama's cyber tsar
Michael Daniel wants to kill passwords dead
FBI boss: We don't want a backdoor, we want the front door to phones
Claims it's what the Founding Fathers would have wanted – catching killers and pedos
Kill off SSL 3.0 NOW: HTTPS savaged by vicious POODLE
Pull it out ASAP, it is SWISS CHEESE
Facebook slurps 'paste sites' for STOLEN passwords, sprinkles on hash and salt
Zuck's ad empire DOESN'T see details in plain text. Phew!
Admins! Never mind POODLE, there're NEW OpenSSL bugs to splat
Four new patches for open-source crypto libraries
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.