IBM Acquires Security Vendor Watchfire

Deal shows the importance of Web application security for enterprises.

June 8, 2007

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IBM this week said it as agreed to acquire security software vendor Watchfire. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Watchfire provides Web application security and compliance testing solutions. Watchfire and IBM Rational are already business partners, and IBM said it would use Watchfire's technology to extend its existing governance and risk management products.

Watchfire, working in conjunction IBM Rational software, will help customers integrate Web application security and compliance early on and throughout the software development process--enabling customers to define, test, and track security compliance.Watchfire has more than 800 customers in many industries, including financial services, government, technology, pharmaceutical, energy and utilities, education and manufacturing.

Watchfire's operations will become part of IBM's Rational software brand, IBM said.

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