CA Technologies has announced plans to buy application security testing vendor Veracode for $614 million in cash. Veracode offers software and services to help organizations secure their web, mobile and third-party applications at all stages of the software development lifecycle. That includes tools – including software-as-a-service testing – for in-development code, as well as static testing services designed to analyze third-party applications and open-source components.
The deal follows CA in January announcing that it had completed its acquisition of cloud-enabled business automation software vendor Automic for 600 million euros ($635 million), as part of what seems to have been a DevOps acquisition spree. Indeed, CA also bolstered its DevOps portfolio via the acquisition of Israeli application performance testing firm BlazeMeter in 2016. In 2015, it purchased agile vendor Rally Software, enterprise test data management firm Grid-Tools, and identity management application vendor IdMlogic.
In announcing the Veracode deal, Ayman Sayed, CA’s president and chief product officer, says a big impetus for the move is to bolster the company’s DevOps offerings, which aim to help customers apply secure application testing to nuke code flaws as early in the development process as possible.