WhiteHat Security Named a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing for Second Straight Year

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – July 7, 2014 – WhiteHat Security, the Web security company, today announced it has once again been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing (AST).*

According to the Gartner Magic Quadrant report, “Gartner has focused on vendors' maturity in offering SAST and DAST features as tools or security as a service for Web applications, and has highly valued vendors' innovation in AST for mobile applications and in IAST.

This is the second year in a row that WhiteHat Security has been included in the upper right quadrant and the second Magic Quadrant report to combine both dynamic and static testing capabilities.

“WhiteHat maintains a balance between constant innovation and the ability to deliver actionable metrics that our customers can rely on to stay one step ahead of the attackers,” said Johannes Hoech, COO of WhiteHat Security. “We achieve this by combining our experience with the most scalable, battlefield-tested technology platform and the largest army of security experts, helping our customers to identify more real website vulnerabilities with near-zero false positives. We believe it is this approach that has kept us in the forefront of the industry and at the cornerstone of our customers’ web security programs.”

Further from the report, “Leaders in the AST market demonstrate breadth and depth of AST products and services. Leaders should provide mature, reputable SAST, DAST and, desirably, IAST techniques in their solutions. Leaders also should provide organizations with AST-as-a-service delivery models for testing, or with a choice of a tool and AST as a service, using a single management console and an enterprise-class reporting framework supporting multiple users, groups and roles. In addition, Leaders should provide capabilities for testing mobile applications.”

WhiteHat Sentinel is a software-as-a-service platform that enables your business 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 for a fixed annual subscription. Sentinel is easy to use – it requires no additional staff or software. No matter how much code, how many websites, or how often they change, Sentinel can scale to meet any demand.

For a copy of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing, please click here.

*Gartner Inc., “Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing” by Joseph Feiman and Neil MacDonald, July 1, 2014.

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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.