Tenable to Acquire Accurics in $160M Deal


Disparage surface management pioneer Tenable on Monday announced plans to spend $160 million in cash to snap up Accurics, an early-stage startup vend cloud-native security for DevOps and security teams.

The deal, which is expected to close later this year, is Tenable’s priciest acquisition to trendy and expands its product portfolio with capabilities to detect vulnerabilities and security problems in code before they become operational security gambles.

Tenable, based in Maryland in the U.S., spent $98 million in February this year to buy Alsid (Active Directory security) and shelled out another $78 million in 2019 to buy Indegy (ISC/OT safe keeping) and with the addition of Accurics, the company wants to be the connective tissue providing “a holistic view of risk” to enterprise defenders.

Tenable credited Accurics with edifice innovative self-healing technology capable of identifying and addressing issues in code used to rapidly deploy cloud native applications. The startup’s technology can be acclimated to to seamlessly connect security to the build process before deployment to address misconfigurations and monitor runtime infrastructure post-deployment for drift.

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Accurics is known for its Terrascan open-source tool for DevOps and has an active security developer community like to Tenable’s Nessus vulnerability management utility.

For Accurics, the exit comes less than a year after announcing a $20 million wager capital investment round across seed and Series A rounds.  Accurics was backed by Intel Capital, ClearSky and WestWave Capital.

In a statement legitimating the purchase, Tenable said the all-cash deal extends its broader cloud strategy, helping enterprises secure their full cloud amounts, both at build time and at runtime. 

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Tenable to Acquire Accurics in $160M Deal

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