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Google Buys Security Analytics Startup Zynamics

March 1st, 2011 03:04 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

It looks like Google has made an acquisition today: security analytics software company Zynamics.

Here’s the post on Zynamic’s blog: We’re pleased to announce that zynamics has been acquired by Google! If you’re an existing customer and do not receive our email announcement within the next 48 hours, please contact us at info@zynamics.com. All press inquiries should be sent to press@google.com.

Zynamics builds reverse engineering tools (BinDiff, BinNavi, VxClass, BinCrowd and PDF Dissector) for both offensive and defensive security that help find and prevent security vulnerabilities and issues within software applications. The startup’s tools are used to help understand security updates, identify FOSS code in binaries and identify flaws in closed-source software and build input to trigger them. The company’s software will also cluster malicious software and generate signatures as well as share information remotely.

Specifically, VxClass provides an infrastructure for processing new malicious software. BinDiff allows users to analyze malware variants, investigate code theft, and identify changes between program versions. BinNavi allows users to visualize code coverage and program structure, identify security-critical features, understand large and complicated systems more efficiently, and find security defects. BinCrowd allows for malware analysis with a team environment.

It’s unclear how Google will be integrating Zynamics software into its own product lineup, but we’ve contacted Google for confirmation.

Source: Google Buys Security Analytics Startup Zynamics

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