WhiteHat and Aspect Partnership Delivers New Level of Enterprise Web Application Security

Partnership Provides a Cost-Effective Approach to Managing the Security of Entire Application Portfolios

Jan 25, 2010, 09:02 ET from WhiteHat Security

SANTA CLARA, Calif. and COLUMBIA, Md., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- WhiteHat Security, the leading provider of website risk management solutions, today announced its partnership with Aspect Security, an application security consulting company that enables companies to build, verify and manage secure applications.  The combination of Aspect Security's service offerings and WhiteHat Sentinel's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) website vulnerability management platform provides organizations the solution they need to build more secure Web applications and create a sound risk management program.  

This relationship underscores the need to address an enterprise's application portfolio with a continuous, comprehensive risk program versus a series of one-off assessments.  The on-demand assessment capabilities of WhiteHat Sentinel enable Aspect Security consultants to manage vulnerability analysis across a large portfolio of Web applications while developing a custom program to eliminate flaws from being introduced early in the software development lifecycle.

WhiteHat Sentinel's proven, proprietary methodology and highly accurate assessment results deliver the actionable information that developers need to effectively repair software code and lower the application development cost structure.  With its technology platform providing a scalable foundation, WhiteHat Sentinel complements Aspect's consulting services, including code review and training, by providing detailed and verified application vulnerability information that links real-world operations to development activities.  

Together, Aspect's services and WhiteHat Sentinel enable quick feedback to developers who introduce security vulnerabilities.  Aspect will work with developers and ensure that they have everything they need to remediate problems and prevent them from recurring.  Sentinel's continuous testing combined with Aspect's other metrics ensures visibility into the state of application security across the portfolio.

"WhiteHat's scalable vulnerability assessment platform fills a key need in any application security program because it provides continuous and concrete proof of the risk and the need to improve," said Jeff Williams, chief executive officer, Aspect Security.  "WhiteHat Sentinel provides the infrastructure to pinpoint, prioritize and retest vulnerabilities, making it easier and faster for Aspect to build a business case for our customers. Customers quickly gain a better understanding of their application security posture and the combination of services that will improve it."

Built from the ground up to assess the largest, most complex sites on the Web, WhiteHat Sentinel delivers the visibility, flexibility and manageability organizations need to attain complete website risk management and prevent Web attacks.  With more than 1,500 websites under management, WhiteHat executes rigorous and ongoing security testing of the world's leading websites, including many Fortune 500 companies.

"We are pleased to add a top-tier consulting firm like Aspect to our partner ecosystem, and look forward to working together to advance website security at customer organizations," said Jeremiah Grossman, founder and chief technology officer, WhiteHat Security.  "Combining Aspect's respected code review, testing capabilities and application security training courses with our enterprise-class website vulnerability management solution allows companies to reduce the risk of attacks and successfully measure the outcome of their efforts in website security."  

The WhiteHat Security partner program gives organizations a turnkey solution to offer world-class website security solutions, grow revenue and increase the value of their existing service offerings.  With two levels – Reseller and Reference partners – the program is designed to provide technical and business support to a range of current and future partners, delivering benefits that will align with each partner's business model.  For more information on WhiteHat's partner program please visit http://www.whitehatsec.com/home/partner/partner.html.

About Aspect Security

Aspect Security specializes in services to enable organizations to build, verify, and manage the security of their applications.  We offer highly cost-effective application security training, eLearning, secure SDLC, architecture, penetration testing, code review, and risk management solutions.  Our balanced programs will help you improve the security of your software while cutting software development cost and schedule.  Aspect Security is committed to positive security research and is the leading contributor to the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP).  For more information about Aspect Security, please visit our website at http://www.aspectsecurity.com.

About WhiteHat Security, Inc.

Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, WhiteHat Security is the leading provider of website risk management solutions that protect critical data, ensure compliance and narrow the window of risk.  WhiteHat Sentinel, the company's flagship product family, is the most accurate, complete and cost-effective website vulnerability management solution available.  It delivers the visibility, flexibility and manageability that organizations need to take control of website security and prevent Web attacks.  Furthermore, WhiteHat Sentinel enables automated mitigation of website vulnerabilities via integration with Web application firewalls.  To learn more about WhiteHat Security, please visit our website at www.whitehatsec.com.

SOURCE WhiteHat Security