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Veracode sells to CA Technologies for $614M

Veracode sells their security platform to CA Technologies.

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3/8/2017 12:05:48 PM
Veracode sells to CA Technologies for $614M
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Posted Wednesday, March 08, 2017 by Christian Hargrave, Assignment Editor


Veracode sells to CA Technologies for $614M
CA Technologies announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Veracode, a company that is securing web, mobile and third-party applications across the software development lifecycle, for approximately $614 million in cash. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of fiscal year 2018, and is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals.
 
The combination of CA’s portfolio with privately-held Veracode will establish CA Technologies as a leader in the Secure DevOps market through the automation and scaling of application security testing (AST) to develop and deploy applications faster with fewer defects. With Veracode, CA Technologies bridges its Security business with its broad DevOps portfolio and adds to its growing SaaS business. Veracode extends CA’s go-to-market strategy into midsize enterprise customers while CA accelerates Veracode‘s global reach into larger enterprise customers.
 
“Security testing is growing faster than any other security market, as AST solutions adapt to new development methodologies and increased application complexity. Security and risk management leaders must integrate AST into their application security programs.” Increased deployment of web and cloud-based business applications has further propelled the market growth. “By 2019, more than 50 percent of enterprise DevOps initiatives will have incorporated application security testing for custom code, up from less than 10% in 2016.”
 
“Software is at the heart of every company’s digital transformation. Therefore, it’s increasingly important for them to integrate security at the start of their development processes, so they can respond to market opportunities in a secure manner,” said Ayman Sayed, President and Chief Product Officer, CA Technologies. “This acquisition will unify CA’s Security and DevOps portfolios with a SaaS-based platform that seamlessly integrates security into the software development process.  Looking holistically at our portfolio, now with Veracode and Automic, we have accelerated the growth profile of our broad set of solutions.  We now expect that the size of our growing solutions within our Enterprise Solutions portfolio will eclipse the more mature part of the Enterprise Solutions portfolio in FY19.”





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