The developer security company Snyk recently announced its acquisition of Fugue, a cloud security and compliance company that aims to assist global teams in protecting their cloud environments and help them prioritize innovation. With this, Snyk makes its entrance into the cloud security market, a rapidly growing segment of cybersecurity. 

Fugue was founded on the basis of a commitment to the power of open-source for increasing scalable and secure software development. The Unified Policy Engine that Fugue brings to its users has the ability to connect cloud posture back to configuration code, utilizing a set policy in order to manage compliance and security from the beginning to the end of the software development lifecycle. 

With this acquisition, Snyk’s Developer Security Platform will be extended, allowing for cloud security posture management (CSPM) designed both by and for developers. Snyk users will gain access to a high level feedback loop that enables developers to protect their code before deployment, uphold its secure integrity while running, and understand the premise locations to provide fixes back in the code.  

Additionally, a new Snyk solution will unite and extend its Infrastructure as Code and Fugue’s cloud security capabilities that were designed for DevSecOps teams. This will bring users:

  • Developer first CSPM: effective detection of security vulnerabilities in modern cloud workloads 
  • Comprehensive visualization of cloud landscape: interprets cloud resources and shows details as well as connections with other resources to provide better context
  • Fully integrated insights: security insights in deployed app are connected to developer security workflows in order to prioritize vulnerabilities 

Peter McKay, CEO of Snyk, said “Welcoming the talented Fugue team as our newest Snykers is a fantastic way to kick off 2022. Together, we’ll collectively reimagine what cloud security can and should look like for today’s modern DevSecOps teams, ensuring more secure innovation can flourish worldwide.”

This acquisition comes as Snyk’s fifth in the last 18 months, preceded by successful integrations of CloudSkiff, FossID, Manifold, and DeepCode.