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 to 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 critical component of IoT security, but it’s generally not linked into companies’ broader DevOps processes, which is why JFrog is buying Upswift.
According to JFrog CTO Yoav Landman in a blog post, this acquisition would help enterprises to extend their digital transformation programmes and current DevOps pipelines into new and developing realms of distributed edge computing and IoT. This closes a gap in the market, allowing for the deployment of — and continuing management of — devices and software upgrades as part of the continuous software delivery storey.
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.