PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Fortify Software Inc., the market-leading provider of software security products that span the software development lifecycle, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Mclean, Va.-based Secure Software, Inc. The acquisition of Secure Software extends Fortify's lead in the software security market by expanding its worldwide customer base and extending its presence in the greater Washington, D.C. area to better serve the federal market. The acquisition of Secure Software's technology, including its rights to CLASP (Comprehensive, Lightweight Application Security Process), expands Fortify's reach into the requirements & design phases of the software development lifecycle. It further strengthens Fortify's integration with IBM products, specifically the Rational Unified Process (RUP).
"Secure Software's technology protects some of the world's most important enterprises including CA and the Depository Trust and Clearing Corp. (DTCC)," said John M. Jack, CEO, Fortify Software. "Our customer growth is driving the expansion of our team and Secure Software's people have the software security expertise to hit the ground running."