HP to buy security firm Fortify

Fortify's software allow developers to layer in security and compliance protections throughout the application creation cycle.

Mark Hurd may be gone, but Hewlett-Packard isn't standing still. The company said Tuesday that it will acquire Fortify Software, a security and compliance company.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed in the companies' joint statement. Over the past year, HP has been on a bit of a buying spree with the acquisitions of 3Com and Palm.

Compared with those deals, the acquisition of Fortify is more of the tuck-in variety. 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.

Read more of "HP buys security firm Fortify Software" at ZDNet's Between the Lines blog.

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