Saturday, December 10, 2022

JFrog buys Upswift to support DevOps with IoT software updates.

JFrog, a developer operations (DevOps) platform utilized by big corporations such as Google, AWS, Facebook, and Atlassian, has acquired Upswift, a firm that manages IoT devices. The deal’s terms were not disclosed.

JFrog, which was founded in 2008, provides businesses with automated solutions that let developers create, manage, and distribute all of their software releases. The Sunnyvale, California-based firm went public in 2020, but its market capitalization has nearly plummeted since its Nasdaq launch last September.

Upswift is a three-year-old Israeli firm that provides a platform for monitoring and securing remote Linux and IoT devices. Companies may use Upswift to keep all of their devices up to date with the latest patches and security upgrades, as well as control and monitor each connected device by sending data directly to a centralized Upswift dashboard.

Updating connected devices is a key element of the IoT security process, but it’s rarely integrated into companies’ broader DevOps processes, which is why JFrog is buying Upswift.

“This acquisition will enable companies to extend their digital transformation initiatives and modern DevOps pipelines into new and growing domains of distributed edge computing and IoT,” JFrog CTO Yoav Landman said in a blog post. “This fills a gap in the market whereby deployment to — and ongoing management of — devices and software updates are now first-class citizens in the continuous software delivery story.

JFrog’s goal is to bring current CI/CD and security operations (SecOps) workflows to the IoT, including full software update automation.

The announcement comes just a few months after JFrog paid $300 million for Israeli product security firm Vdoo.