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Snyk Acquires Israel-based Runtime Data Pioneer Helios

Snyk, the leader in developer security announced the acquisition of Helios, an industry pioneer capturing application runtime data, to further enhance Snyk’s cloud-to-code risk visibility. The acquisition marks a milestone in Snyk’s Application Security Posture Management (ASPM) journey, accelerating the evolution of Snyk AppRisk and allowing enterprise security teams to more effectively manage their global application security programs at scale.

Snyk, the leader in developer security announced the acquisition of Helios, an industry pioneer capturing application runtime data, to further enhance Snyk’s cloud-to-code risk visibility. The acquisition marks a milestone in Snyk’s Application Security Posture Management (ASPM) journey, accelerating the evolution of Snyk AppRisk and allowing enterprise security teams to more effectively manage their global application security programs at scale.

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With the pace of software development continuing to increase, many enterprises aspire, but struggle, to have a deep understanding of their apps from cloud-to-code, in order to get a full picture of their overall risk. In direct response, Snyk will now combine Helios’ full-stack runtime data collection and insights with the power of the Snyk Developer Security Platform to provide customers with a truly comprehensive picture of their applications, spanning the entire software development lifecycle.

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“As the pace and complexity of software development continues to rapidly increase, we’ve seen our global customers reap enormous productivity gains, but often at the cost of increased risk and critical security concerns,” said Peter McKay, CEO, Snyk. “This acquisition was executed with those valid concerns top of mind. We’re excited to welcome the Helios team and look forward to continuing to push the market forward with our ASPM vision and enhanced solution.”

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With Helios’ cutting-edge runtime forensic capabilities, Snyk customers will now have access to:End-to-end application discovery: holistic visibility of an entire application environment; Risk-based prioritization: ability to use actionable runtime insights to focus remediation efforts where they matter most to the business; and, Full-stack runtime data collection: including multiple data collection methods to ensure a comprehensive picture of applications in runtime.

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“This is an incredible opportunity for the Helios team to join Snyk and change how the industry views ASPM, and we’re thrilled that our technology will immediately be able to help more AppSec and developer teams be successful,” said Eli Cohen, Co-Founder and CEO, Helios. “We’ve long admired Snyk’s approach and proven success and we’re honored to join this innovative, collaborative culture.”

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With Helios’ functionality, Snyk can now additionally bring greater benefit to their strategic partners by leveraging these runtime insights for complementary value. In both the near- and long-term, Snyk looks forward to creating even more advantages and opportunities within its partner ecosystem for mutual customers looking to benefit from enhanced runtime data, visibility and analysis.

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“Runtime context is critical to properly prioritizing application security issues,” said Ely Kahn, VP Product, SentinelOne. “The Snyk+SentinelOne integration identifies which container images are deployed in runtime and whether they have malware or other threats associated with them. Snyk users can leverage this information to identify which container image vulnerabilities should be prioritized for remediation.”

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About Snyk

Snyk is the leader in developer security. Snyk empower the world’s developers to build secure applications and equip security teams to meet the demands of the digital world. Snyk’s developer-first approach ensures organizations can secure all of the critical components of their applications from code to cloud, leading to increased developer productivity, revenue growth, customer satisfaction, cost savings and an overall improved security posture.

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About Helios

Helios is an applied observability platform that produces actionable security and monitoring insights. We apply our deep runtime data collection capabilities to help Sec, Dev, and Ops teams understand the actual application risk posture, prioritize vulnerabilities, shorten troubleshooting time, and reduce MTTR.

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