WhiteHat Security Named a Leader in Application Security by Independent Research Firm

Feb 11, 2015, 11:00 ET from WhiteHat Security

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- WhiteHat Security, the Web security company, today announced it has been ranked a Leader in "The Forrester Wave™: Application Security, Q4 2014," a report recently published by Forrester Research, Inc.

In the report, which included an 82-criteria evaluation of 12 application security vendors, Forrester analyzed the application security testing market (static analysis, dynamic analysis, and instrumented/interactive technologies) and identified WhiteHat Security as a Leader in the evaluation. According to "The Forrester Wave™: Application Security, Q4 2014" report, "the application security testing market is steadily growing because S&R pros increasingly trust application security testing providers to act as strategic partners, advising them on top app security decisions. Solutions with the highest accuracy of results, best integration points, and the capability to grow and scale will continue to find success."

Regarding WhiteHat Security, Forrester states, "although this vendor's dedicated research team is somewhat smaller than those of the other Leaders, the vendor's overall SAST and DAST capabilities, coupled with its unified SaaS platform, has gained a large customer base ranging from startups to large enterprise companies. WhiteHat Security provides efficient deployment and scalability, frequent scanning updates, and configurable rules and scanning capabilities. While WhiteHat Security offers both SAST and DAST services, its DAST capabilities are more comprehensive and can conduct continuous concurrent scanning of tens of thousands of web applications."

"Utilizing our unique and insightful in-house research to continually enhance WhiteHat Security solutions is the backbone of the company and allows us to continue innovating," said Johannes Hoech, COO of WhiteHat Security. "Our strong heritage in research enables WhiteHat Security to offer extremely effective scanning capabilities, keeping us top-of-mind for both new and existing customers. We know first-hand the potential problem areas for our end users and it's given us the ability to create solutions tailored to their specific needs as businesses work to become more secure."

The application layer needs to be the focus for companies aiming to keep sensitive data safe. Too often solutions are more focused on perimeter security instead of getting to the heart of what needs the protection. Organizations implementing security solutions with the ability to scan code while in the development stage to identify vulnerabilities are where security must begin. With risk management top of mind for companies of all sizes and industries, WhiteHat Sentinel allows organizations to quickly deploy a modern application vulnerability management program. From development, to testing and production, Sentinel offers unlimited testing and real-time software security analytics. Sentinel is easy to use – it requires no additional staff or software. No matter how much code, how many websites, or how often applications change, Sentinel can scale to meet any demand.

"The Forrester Wave™: Application Security, Q4 2014" report is available for download here, compliments of WhiteHat Security.

About WhiteHat Security
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Santa Clara, California, WhiteHat Security is the leader in application security, enabling businesses to protect critical data, ensure compliance, and manage risk. WhiteHat is different because we approach application security through the eyes of the attacker. Through a combination of technology, more than a decade of intelligence metrics, and the judgment of real people, WhiteHat Security provides complete web security at a scale and accuracy unmatched in the industry. WhiteHat Sentinel, the company's flagship product line, currently manages tens of thousands of websites – including sites in highly regulated industries, such as top e-commerce, financial services, and healthcare companies. For more information on WhiteHat Security, please visit www.whitehatsec.com.

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