HP adds Fortify Software to list of acquisitions

Summary:HP will acquire Fortify Software, which specialises in security and compliance, which will be its second major buy including 3Com and Palm

HP said on Tuesday that it will acquire Fortify Software, which is a security and compliance company.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed in a statement. In recent months, HP has also acquired 3Com and Palm.

Fortify's software allow developers to layer in security and compliance protections throughout the application creation cycle. Fortify is best known for its 360 security suite.

With Fortify, HP can integrate security applications throughout its stack of hardware, software and services. Fortify will initially operate as a stand-alone company and later be integrated into HP's software unit and be part of the business technology optimisation portfolio.

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see HP buys security firm Fortify Software on ZDNet.com.

Topics: Tech Industry

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