JFrog Acquires Upswift to Bring IoT Software Updates to DevOps

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JFrog Ltd., the Liquid Software company, today announced the acquisition of Upswift, the creators of connected device management software for developers. The combined companies said to focus on delivering the complete development-to-device platform that bridges the gap between current IoT software silos and common DevOps processes, such as dependency scanning, CI/CD, artifact management, shifting left for application security, software distribution and more.

Managing fleets of devices and edge applications remotely – including over-the-air (OTA) updates, security, monitoring, controlling and more – has quickly become unwieldy for most companies. Forecasts suggest around 24 billion IoT devices will be in use around the world by 2026, creating a management, security and software update market for connected devices worth nearly $16 billion.1 As the sophistication and complexity of both commercial and consumer devices increases, having a fast, reliable, secure way to monitor and update connected devices from a cloud-based DevOps platform is imperative.

“Most edge and IoT device software update solutions are homegrown, specialised and siloed from modern CI/CD and the DevOps software development lifecycle,” said Yoav Landman, Co-founder and CTO of JFrog. “At the same time, most of today’s DevOps solutions are not built to deliver and deploy software updates to distributed edge and IoT environments, nor manage them on an ongoing basis. Upswift provides a developer-focused device management and software update technology that easily integrates with current DevOps automation workflows and developer ecosystems, allowing continuous delivery to devices to happen naturally.”

The companies’ technologies aim to provide a single pane of glass for DevOps engineers and developers to securely manage the complete device software release cycle, reducing deployment time and operational pain.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction is not expected to have a material impact on JFrog’s financial results for the third quarter or full year 2021.

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