Chef acquires German security startup VulcanoSec, launches new compliance product


Chef today announced its second acquisition ever.

The Seattle-basedIT automation provider has acquired VulcanoSec , a small German startup founded this year that specializes in security and compliance technology.

As a result of the deal, Chef is launching a new product called Chef Compliance that is built ontechnology from VulcanoSec and helpscompanies easily apply regulatory requirements into the software development workflow.

Chef’s first acquisition happened in July 2014 when it bought Tower 3 , a big data and analytics platform.

In September, Chef announced a$40 million Series E round that pushedtotal funding to $103 million. Founded in 2008, the230-person company already has northof 750 customers, with more than half of the Fortune 50 using Chef’sproducts. Facebook, GE, Nordstrom, IBM, and Target are among itsclients.