Synopsys completes WhiteHat Security acquisition

Synopsys has completed the acquisition of WhiteHat Security, a provider of application security Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).

According to the company, the addition of WhiteHat Security provides significant SaaS capabilities and market-segment-leading dynamic application security testing (DAST) technology to strengthen one of the industry's broadest application security testing portfolios.

Synopsys and WhiteHat Security, which was acquired by NTT Security in 2019, will look to deliver SaaS-based security testing solutions and build security into the software development lifecycle.

Synopsys paid $330 million in cash for the company.

"WhiteHat Security helped pioneer SaaS delivery of application security testing and brings powerful technology and expertise into our application security portfolio," said Jason Schmitt, general manager of the Synopsys Software Integrity Group. "WhiteHat Security's DAST capabilities complement our strengths in static analysis, interactive analysis and software composition analysis, while their expertise in SaaS will accelerate our security testing SaaS capabilities.”