You might have read the announcement that HCL is in a definitive agreement to acquire select IBM software products including AppScan. The announcement can be found here. The transaction was announced on December 6, 2018 and is expected to close mid-2019 subject to regulatory review.
We want to let you know how excited we are about this potential acquisition. IBM and HCL have a strong and deep relationship through the existing AppScan IP Partnership that started in February 2017. Since then, we’ve increased our investments in AppScan and view this as a natural extension of our ongoing commitment to provide the AppScan product and community with first class innovation and technical support. Specifically, we have added:
Many of us have been associated with AppScan since the 2000’s and have successfully shepherded the solution and culture ever since. As a matter of course, we remain committed to making AppScan the solution of choice for application security.
Until this transaction closes, please consider everything business as usual; with IBM, HCL and partners providing our respective solutions. Please continue using current support channels. If you’re expanding your AppScan implementation or renewing new licenses, please stay the course.
Director of AppScan Development