Fulton, MD – June 29, 2017 – Sonatype, a leader in software supply chain automation, today announced that it has acquired Vor Security. Ken Duck, founder and CEO of Vor will join the product and engineering team at Sonatype to continuously expand and refine the open source component intelligence service that underpins the Nexus platform.
As founder and CEO of Vor, Duck created the OSS Index, an innovative and free online index of known open source software vulnerabilities. Today, the index contains more than 2.1 million packages and detailed information on more than 120,000 vulnerabilities across an array of open source ecosystems.
Sonatype also introduced today Nexus Lifecycle XC, a new data service delivered via the Nexus IQ server that will provide organizations with component intelligence covering a wide swath of open source ecosystems and formats including Ruby, PHP, Swift, CocoaPods, Golang, C, and C++.
Landscape of Open Source Intelligence
“Empowering software development teams with broad and precise visibility into the open source supply chain is critical to practicing proper application security hygiene. Sonatype’s world-class team has led the way in bringing remarkably accurate component intelligence to the forefront of the DevOps movement, and I am excited to join forces with their amazing team and continue the journey.” — Ken Duck, CEO, Vor Security
“Establishing, managing and maintaining trust in a digital world requires an integrated approach to embed and quantify trust throughout the entire SDLC. Application leaders should rethink their SDLC to be more like a trusted supply chain, taking into account the multiple dependencies and actors.” — Mark Driver, Felix Gaehtgens, Mark O’Neill, Gartner, “Managing Digital Trust in the Software Development Life Cycle”, May 2017 report
- Learn more about the Vor acquisition
- Learn more about Lifecycle XC
- Read our blog, “Automated Enforcement: The Not So Subtle Difference Between Sonatype Nexus and Everyone Else”
Sonatype is the leading provider of DevOps-native tools to automate modern software supply chains. As the creators of Apache Maven, the Central Repository, and Nexus Repository, Sonatype pioneered componentized software development and has a rich history of supporting open source innovation. Today, more than 120,000 organizations depend on Sonatype’s Nexus platform to govern the volume, variety, and quality of open source components flowing into modern software applications. Sonatype is privately held with investments from New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Accel Partners, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Morgenthaler Ventures, Bay Partners and Goldman Sachs. Learn more at www.sonatype.com
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