Yesterday, Synopsys, Inc. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire WhiteHat Security, a leading provider of application security Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). The addition of WhiteHat Security will provide Synopsys with significant SaaS capabilities and market-segment-leading dynamic application security testing (DAST) technology to strengthen what is considered one of the industry’s broadest application security testing portfolio. Synopsys and WhiteHat Security, which was acquired by NTT Security Corporation in 2019, share a vision for delivering SaaS-based security testing solutions and building security into the software development lifecycle.

Under the terms of the transaction, Synopsys will pay approximately $330 million in cash. The transaction is subject to regulatory review and customary closing conditions and is expected to close in Synopsys’ fiscal Q3 2022. Based on its preliminary review, Synopsys currently expects the acquisition to be roughly neutral to FY2022 non-GAAP earnings per share.

“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. We are excited about the value this will create for our customers and welcome the WhiteHat Security team as they join us in our mission to build trust in the software that businesses depend on.”

“We’re thrilled to join forces with Synopsys in the next phase of our journey,” said Craig Hinkley, chief executive officer of WhiteHat Security. “The combination of our respective strengths and our shared vision for the future of application security presents exciting opportunities for our customers and the broader market. We look forward to continuing to serve the loyal customers that have trusted WhiteHat Security for nearly 20 years and expanding our footprint as part of the larger Synopsys portfolio.”

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