Google acquires Zynamics

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Mar 2, 2011

Internet giant buys into security.

Internet giant Google has acquired software analytics firm Zynamics, it was announced yesterday.

The German company, which was founded in 2004 by CEO Thomas Dullien (aka Halvar Flake) to research the automation of reverse engineering and code analysis, now produces four reverse-engineering tools: BinDiff, VxClass, BinNavi and BinCrowd, which are widely used by researchers in the security community.

Google has not provided any clues as to how it plans to make use of the Zynamics technology, other than to bolster the protection offered to Google users. Details of the acquisition were not revealed.

The announcement can be found here.

Posted on 02 March 2011 by Virus Bulletin

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