The liquid software company, JFrog has announced its intention to acquire Vdoo Connected Trust Ltd. (“Vdoo”). The company plans to accelerate its efforts to provide an industry-leading security offering to support DevOps users as they respond to the disruption in the market for continuous software delivery. As part of the JFrog Platform, Vdoo will accelerate JFrog’s vision of becoming the company behind all software updates and creating a world of Liquid Software by expanding its end-to-end DevOps Platform offering, providing holistic security from the development environment all the way to edges, IoT and devices.
Vdoo’s world-class security experts and vulnerability researchers will join the JFrog team to continue to develop advanced security solutions for developers and security engineers. With years of extensive experience in software architecture and vulnerability research, reverse engineering, and binary code analysis, Vdoo’s team and JFrog will seek to deliver a complete DevSecOps solution to secure the full software packages lifecycle.
Many of today’s DevOps solutions are missing proper security capabilities that are fully integrated into the software lifecycle. Security tools are disparate, each with its own data set, which creates friction between development and security teams, slowing the releases of software updates – especially when continuously delivering to the edge or across a large fleet of devices. As a result, many of these security tools are not delivering on the promise of fast, automated, and secure releases.
This acquisition will fill a gap in the market, which demands a holistic process that secures software components all the way to the edge, consolidates security data for efficient decision-making, saves time and resources, and blesses an end-to-end delivery system with the highest integrity for security-certified releases — from any source to any endpoint.
“We are excited to have Vdoo join the JFrog family,” said Shlomi Ben Haim, co-founder and CEO of JFrog. “It is clear to us that the joint vision of changing the way software is being created, released, and updated to the edge will be our compass as we offer the market a binary-focused solution to secure their organization’s software assets. This move will amplify JFrog’s current success with our security solution, JFrog Xray, and create the expectation that ‘fearless releases’ will be the experience for both Security and Development teams.”
Netaniel (Nati) Davidi co-founder and CEO of Vdoo added that “this proposed acquisition is a great fit for both […] companies. We share a vision around DevOps and security: if any DevOps company isn’t also a security company, it is solving only a small piece of the puzzle. We’re proud that our team has focused on being hybrid and holistic, and integrated across all dimensions throughout the software delivery life cycle. We look forward to continuing to power this Liquid Software mission as part of JFrog, and anticipate industry-changing innovations from the joint team.”
Vdoo’s technology for analysing and securing software packages will fuel JFrog’s security and runtime technology expansion. On top of this JFrog customers, security engineers and the developer community will benefit from saving resources with improved efficiency and high accuracy, zero-day detection software, accelerated mitigation, IoT and embedded device and configuration security, runtime protection, deeper, research based coverage and standards compliance.
In 2021, JFrog will expand JFrog Xray vulnerability detection to include Vdoo’s extensive data and improved scanning across multiple dimensions, including configuration and applicability scanning. In addition, JFrog expects to fully integrate Vdoo’s technology into its DevOps platform to provide an industry-leading, all-in-one, continuous, holistic secured platform in 2022. In the immediate term, Vdoo’s SaaS product will remain in operation, with new development of features and functions focusing on the JFrog Platform solution. Following the completion of the acquisition, JFrog and Vdoo will work with customers to ensure business continuity and streamlined migration to the joint offering.