San Antonio-based Assembla Buys MyGet

Paul Lynch, CEO of Assembla, courtesy photo.

Assembla, a software development platform based in San Antonio, has announced plans to acquire MyGet, a software management company, based in Belgium.

The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Assembla, founded in 2005 and acquired by Scaleworks in 2016, is a software as a service company that sells a platform that allows coders to build projects in a secure environment. It’s like GitHub for large companies that need to make sure the software projects that they use don’t have vulnerabilities in them that can be exploited by hackers. It also scans code to make sure the code is good and isn’t proprietary.

The addition of MyGet allows Assembla to provide an even more secure environment for software development, said Paul Lynch, CEO of Assembla. MyGet manages collections of code. It has databases of clean code that software developers use as the foundation for new products.

More than 90 percent of software has open source code in it, Lynch said. That’s why it’s important to use tools to vet the software before it gets introduced into a company’s computer system, he said.

MyGet, founded in 2011, run by its two founders and a handful of contractors, has thousands of teams worldwide using its software to manage their software development process. Its customers include Johnson Controls, Microsoft, and BMW. All of MyGet’s operations will be moved to San Antonio, Lynch said.

“The whole ecosystem of development around open source apps is really murky,” Lynch said.

Protection for the application must start before the software goes live, Lynch said. Security policies and procedures must start at the development level, he said.

Assembla has more than 5,500 customers across 157 different countries. Assembla, with 50 employees including 20 in San Antonio, plans to hire five to six people to manage MyGet.

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