SOURCE: WhiteHat Security
SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 31, 2012) - WhiteHat Security, the Web security company, today announces the success of its continued technology partnership with F5 Networks, Inc., the global leader in Application Delivery Networking. The long-standing partnership has delivered a market-leading application security assessment solution offering businesses proactive network and application-layer protection. The joint effort has helped streamline the mitigation of Web application-based risks, resulting in the first commercially viable integration between a Web Application firewall and a dynamic application security testing service, introduced in 2008.
"Through this strategic partnership we are able to deliver innovative, ground-breaking solutions to our customers as they realize the magnitude of their application security needs," said Stephanie Fohn, chief executive officer, WhiteHat Security. "F5's application attack detection combined with WhiteHat's actionable application security data provides the most effective and scalable means to identify and mitigate security flaws. Our joint efforts will enable us to steer the future of application security toward increased operational efficiency and reduced risk that deliver strategic business value."
The expert-verified data from WhiteHat Sentinel, a cloud-based subscription service, is utilized to directly create firewall policies on F5 Networks' BIG-IP® Application Security Manager (ASM™) through the company's iControl® API. WhiteHat's application security data integrates via the WhiteHat Open XML API into the F5 dashboard, allowing for real-time visibility into the ongoing application assessment and offering the continuous rule updates necessary within agile environments, effectively building a bridge between security and development.
Success in Marketplace
The F5/WhiteHat solution enables customers to identify, manage and remediate website vulnerabilities as they occur and mitigates the risk of 71 percent of the most common application flaws. The tight integration streamlines and prioritizes efforts, saving time and money. Furthermore, customers are able to seamlessly identify vulnerabilities, access production sites for third-party application verification, as well as automatically generate rule set updates.
As the cybersecurity landscape is broadening and threats have moved aggressively into the application layer, it is no longer viable to only test the critical websites, but it has become necessary to test all websites. Recognizing this need, the combined WhiteHat Security and F5 solution delivers better insights, security and scale across any software development environment. As WhiteHat Security continues to partner with F5 Resellers around the world, the partnership allows both companies to expand their respective application security solution portfolios and provide customers with unmatched data quality and security understanding, thus reducing the strain of secure application development for businesses.
"This multi-faceted partnership allows us to expand our addressable markets by providing customers with a fully integrated solution that increases the efficiency and efficacy of their IT application security," said Calvin Rowland, VP of Technology and ISV Alliances at F5. "Our joint customers are realizing immediate improvements in their application security that help close the gaps between traditional security practices, application development, and code-level threats -- benefiting the entire enterprise."
As part of the integration, existing users of the F5 BIG-IP ASM will have access to a 60-day free assessment of their websites with WhiteHat Sentinel, the industry's most complete, accurate and cost-effective website security solution for protecting Web operations continuously. For those not already using the F5 solution, WhiteHat offers a free market-based application security evaluation through RiskCheck as well as a comprehensive assessment through its enterprise SecurityCheck program.
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About WhiteHat Security, Inc.
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Santa Clara, California, WhiteHat Security provides end-to-end solutions for Web security. The company's cloud technology platform and leading security engineers turn verified security intelligence into actionable insights for customers. Through a combination of core products and strategic partnerships, WhiteHat Security provides complete Web security at a scale unmatched in the industry. WhiteHat Sentinel, the company's flagship product line, currently manages thousands of websites -- including sites in the most regulated industries such as e-commerce, financial services and healthcare.