SAP is stepping up its push to secure Fortune 1000 enterprise applications with an announcement Wednesday that it has signed an agreement for its direct sales force to resell Hewlett -Packard's Fortify application security software.
The deal extends an SAP reseller relationship that already covers HP's LoadRunner software aimed at analyzing and preventing application performance problems.
SAP is teaming Fortify not only with LoadRunner, but also with its own SAP Code Vulnerability Analzyer. "That is a very compelling offer for customers at a key time when people are trying to figure out how they reduce these vulnerabilities so they are not the next Sony or the next Target," said Tom Roberts, SAP Global Vice President of Third Party Solutions.
The deal was driven in large part by customer demand, including a Middle East client that experienced a data breach and reached out to SAP to help secure the business, said Roberts. "That spurred some of the discussions to accelerate the relationship with HP around Fortify," he said.
SAP looked at the full spectrum of security offerings on the market and decided that HP had the best product set focused on end-to-end applications from quality testing to application security, said Roberts. SAP is offering the solution under the name SAP Fortify Software by HP.
HP, which has been somewhat of an underdog in the security market, recently was recognized as a leader in the application security testing market in the 2014 Application Security Testing market for HP Fortify.
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