Code Analysis Company SonarSource Acquires RIPS Technologies

Code quality and security solutions provider SonarSource has acquired code security testing company RIPS Technologies.

Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, SonarSource provides open-source and commercial code analyzers that support 27 programming languages and aim to help developers solve coding issues in their projects.

RIPS Technologies is a startup from Bochum, Germany. Founded in 2016, the company is best known for its PHP code analyzer, but it also provides analyzers to automatically detect vulnerabilities in languages such as Java and JavaScript.

Following the acquisition, the SonarSource and RIPS Technologies teams will be working together on the development of Static Application Security Testing (SAST) products, with a focus on helping developers improve the security of their software.

SonarSource says it remains committed to helping improve application security through providing developers with automated feedback on their code’s security from the development phase.

“The Code Security market very much looks like the Code Quality market 10 years ago, niche and very fragmented. At SonarSource we are committed to disrupting this market, building the best products and having those adopted by all developers and development teams,” said Olivier Gaudin, CEO and co-founder of SonarSource.

All of RIPS Technologies’ employees are expected to join SonarSource following the acquisition.

The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Ionut Arghire is an international correspondent for SecurityWeek.

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