IBM has purchased Ounce Labs, a privately held software security provider, the companies said Tuesday.
Software developers often face both security and compliance issues with their products. Ounce Labs uses its technology to scan the source code of an application, hunting for security holes and compliance failures. Ounce tries to track down problems early on in a product's development when they're easier and cheaper to fix.
IBM will integrate Waltham, Mass.-based Ounce Labs into its Rational software business, which offers security and compliance testing. Big Blue said it believes that the combination of Ounce Labs and Rational … Read more