CyberArk Acquires Conjur
May 2017 by Marc Jacob
CyberArk Software Ltd. acquired privately-held Conjur, Inc., a Newton, Mass.-based provider of DevOps security software for $42 million in cash.
Conjur’s revolutionary technology for securing DevOps extends CyberArk’s reach deeper into the DevOps lifecycle to protect secrets and manage machine identities. With the addition of Conjur, recently named a Cool Vendor in DevOps by Gartner?, CyberArk uniquely empowers CIOs and CISOs to accelerate modern software deployment – securely – with the industry’s only enterprise-class security solution that delivers comprehensive privileged account management and secrets protection.
Due to the dynamic nature of DevOps, “secrets” – which are privileged account credentials, SSH Keys, API keys and more – are proliferating throughout the IT infrastructure at a rapid-fire pace, creating massive security risks for organizations.
“A Gartner survey in mid-2016 found that 50% of enterprises would be using DevOps by the end of 2016.” However, Gartner estimates “that fewer than 20% of enterprise security architects have engaged to systematically incorporate information security into their organizations’ DevOps initiatives.”² CIOs, CISOs and developers need solutions that offer control and security without impeding the agility and speed of the DevOps pipeline. Conjur and CyberArk integrate with leading DevOps tools and platforms including Puppet, Chef and Ansible to further enable agile development processes.
The CyberArk-Conjur Solution for DevOps is available from CyberArk today.