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The back story
HP acquired SPI Dynamics last September, as the latter was locked in a legal battle with Cenzic.
Last October, one month after HP bought SPI Dynamics, the lawsuits were settled, with HP and Cenzic agreeing to cross-license each others' technologies.
Developers heavily criticized Cenzic's suit. Many of them believed Cenzic's patent had no merit and that its countersuit was essentially a move to delay HP's acquisition of SPI Dynamics.
Still, HP's announcement did not impress Peter Christy, an analyst at Internet Research Group -- especially the SaaS part of it.
"HP is interested in SaaS, and it's of high strategic importance to HP Labs, and they were talking about offering printing as a service," he told InternetNews.com.
"They have competitors -- Cenzic -- that already offer vulnerability testing as a service rather than as software, so in this case, it's one specific HP business playing catch-up with the competition."
Article courtesy of InternetNews.com