Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Application Security

3/16/2020
12:50 PM
50%
50%

Hellman & Friedman Acquires Checkmarx for $1.15B

The private equity firm will buy Checkmarx from Insight Partners, which will continue to own a minority interest.

Private equity firm Hellman & Friedman will acquire application security company Checkmarx from Insight Partners for a $1.15 billion valuation, the companies reported today. Insight Partners, which acquired Checkmarx in 2015 for $84 million, will continue to own a minority interest.

Tel Aviv-based Checkmarx was founded in 2006 by CTO Maty Siman, who continues to lead the organization with CEO Emmanuel Benzaquen. Its technology provides static and interactive application security testing, software composition analysis, and application security training and skills development so businesses can better detect vulnerabilities in their software. Checkmarx  employs more than 700 employees and reports more than 1,400 customers in 70 countries.

Today's acquisition, which aims to further drive the company's growth, arrives at a time when businesses are placing stronger focus on secure software development. "As cybersecurity threats continue to intensify, we strongly believe that embedding security early in the software development lifecycle is critical," said H&F partner Tarim Wasim in a statement on the news.

Read the full release here.

Check out The Edge, Dark Reading's new section for features, threat data, and in-depth perspectives. Today's featured story: "Beyond Burnout: What Is Cybersecurity Doing to Us?"

Dark Reading's Quick Hits delivers a brief synopsis and summary of the significance of breaking news events. For more information from the original source of the news item, please follow the link provided in this article. View Full Bio
 

Recommended Reading:

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
COVID-19: Latest Security News & Commentary
Dark Reading Staff 8/10/2020
Researcher Finds New Office Macro Attacks for MacOS
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading,  8/7/2020
Lock-Pickers Face an Uncertain Future Online
Seth Rosenblatt, Contributing Writer,  8/10/2020
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Current Issue
Special Report: Computing's New Normal, a Dark Reading Perspective
This special report examines how IT security organizations have adapted to the "new normal" of computing and what the long-term effects will be. Read it and get a unique set of perspectives on issues ranging from new threats & vulnerabilities as a result of remote working to how enterprise security strategy will be affected long term.
Flash Poll
The Changing Face of Threat Intelligence
The Changing Face of Threat Intelligence
This special report takes a look at how enterprises are using threat intelligence, as well as emerging best practices for integrating threat intel into security operations and incident response. Download it today!
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2020-16145
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-12
Roundcube Webmail before 1.4.8 allows stored XSS in HTML messages during message display via a crafted SVG document.
CVE-2020-16266
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-12
An XSS issue was discovered in MantisBT before 2.24.2. Improper escaping on view_all_bug_page.php allows a remote attacker to inject arbitrary HTML into the page by saving it into a text Custom Field, leading to possible code execution in the browser of any user subsequently viewing the issue (if CS...
CVE-2020-17372
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-12
SugarCRM before 10.1.0 (Q3 2020) allows XSS.
CVE-2020-17373
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-12
SugarCRM before 10.1.0 (Q3 2020) allows SQL Injection.
CVE-2020-6932
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-12
An information disclosure and remote code execution vulnerability in the slinger web server of the BlackBerry QNX Software Development Platform versions 6.4.0 to 6.6.0 could allow an attacker to potentially read arbitrary files and run arbitrary executables in the context of the web server.