Synopsys to Expand Software Security Signoff Solution with Acquisition of Cigital and Codiscope
Synopsys Inc. plans to acquire Cigital, a privately held provider of software security managed and professional services, and Codiscope, a 2015 spinoff of Cigital and provider of complementary security tools. Cigital is a global application security firm specializing in professional and managed services for identifying, remediating and preventing vulnerabilities in software applications. Codiscope has transformed the tools and intellectual property created by Cigital into a suite of accessible and streamlined tools for a broad population of developers.
The security of software code throughout the software supply chain is a critical concern for companies across a broad range of industries, from financial services and medical devices to industrial controls and automotive. As the cyber security landscape becomes increasingly complex, many organizations are struggling to determine the right solution in the context of a multitude of point tool offerings and varying vendor strategies, as well as their own IT challenges and priorities. The acquisition of Cigital and Codiscope will add complementary products, services, and a highly skilled workforce to the Synopsys portfolio, enabling Synopsys to offer a comprehensive software security signoff solution.
“Synopsys, Cigital and Codiscope have a shared vision of building security into the software development lifecycle and across the cyber supply chain,” said Andreas Kuehlmann, senior vice president and general manager of the Synopsys Software Integrity Group. “Cigital’s consultants are instrumental in guiding organizations from the earliest stages of security readiness and system maturity, which will provide an impactful addition to Synopsys’ current product-based offering. Codiscope’s developer-focused tools and training modules are important in empowering developers to prioritize security.”
“Coupling the managed services and professional services of Cigital with the product strengths of Synopsys really creates the first true end-to-end provider for software security,” said John Wyatt, Cigital chief executive officer.
“Codiscope’s mission of improving the quality of software by creating tools that help developers build and deploy secure code faster is a natural fit in the Synopsys vision of Software Integrity,” said Gary Jackson, Codiscope Chief Executive Officer. “Addressing security at the developer level drives developer productivity, reduces remediation time, and promotes the education of security skills. ”
The terms of the deal are not being disclosed.
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