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Synopsys to Acquire Cigital and Codiscope

Synopsys has signed definitive agreements to acquire Cigital, a provider of software security, and its spinoff Codiscope. The terms of the deal are not being disclosed. The transaction, which will be funded with a combination of U.S. cash and debt, is subject to Hart Scott Rodino regulatory review and other customary closing conditions, and is expected to close by December 2016, the company states.

According to a company press release, As the cyber security landscape becomes increasingly complex, many organizations are struggling to determine the right solution in the context of a multitude of point tool offerings and varying vendor strategies, as well as their own IT challenges and priorities. The acquisition of Cigital and Codiscope will add complementary products, services, and a highly skilled workforce to the Synopsys portfolio, enabling Synopsys to offer a comprehensive software security signoff solution.

“Coupling the managed services and professional services of Cigital with the product strengths of Synopsys really creates something very remarkable: the first true end-to-end provider for software security,” said John Wyatt, Cigital’s chief executive officer. “We are excited about joining an organization that shares Cigital’s vision of securing the software that is at the heart of every organization by Building Security In. The shared vision of the two companies will provide Cigital the opportunity to accelerate our growth while continuing to deliver consistent, quality services to our clients.”

For more information, visit Synopsys.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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