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HP Buying Cyber Security Firm Fortify Software

Wed, 08/18/2010 - 7:57am
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Hewlett-Packard Co. says it is buying Fortify Software to beef up its cyber security offerings. The company did not disclose financial terms of the buyout Tuesday.

Fortify is a privately held company based in San Mateo, Calif. It helps businesses identify and fix security weaknesses in their computer systems. HP and Fortify began marketing their software security technology as a package last year.

For now, HP said that it will run Fortify as a standalone business before integrating the company into its broader software division.

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