TraceSecurity of Baton Rouge and GFI Software said Wednesday they have reached a joint product development agreement.

TraceSecurity provides cloud-based information technology governance, risk and compliance services. GFI Software is one of the world’s largest providers of IT solutions for small to mid-sized businesses.

TraceSecurity will integrate GFI’s network security scanner and patch management capabilities into TraceSecurity’s security and compliance software, TraceCSO.

As a result, TraceCSO clients will be able to use the software as a deployment engine for security updates and a data collection tool to help drive system inventory and improve configuration and vulnerability scanning.