Automattic Acquires CodeGarage

Code Garage LogoAutomattic or more aptly VaultPress, has acquired security company, CodeGarage. This is the first time I’ve ever heard about CodeGarage but they appear to be a VaultPress alternative. Looking over the pricing and plans for each service, I see that CodeGarage was definitely cheaper as you can monitor 5 websites for $25 a month while VaultPress charges a flat fee PER website. The acquisition appears to be a talent grab as well as being a learning exercise. As an example, CodeGarage has a great pricing structure that allows businesses to have multiple websites monitored for a nominal fee, something which VaultPress doesn’t have.

I have to say though, I’m a bit perplexed as to why Automattic/VaultPress would continue to build and expand upon CodeGarage considering the existence of VaultPress. Even though it was not announced, if I were a customer of CodeGarage, I’d be watching the news very carefully to watch for any hints of the service shutting down and everyone having to migrate over to the VaultPress platform.

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