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WhiteHat Security Named Application Security Winner at CyberSecurity Excellence Awards


WhiteHat Earns Distinction with its Application Security Platform, which Provides Unparalleled Accuracy, Scale and Coverage of the SDLC

Santa Clara, Calif., February 14, 2018 – WhiteHat Security, the leading application security provider committed to securing digital business, today announced that has been named a winner in the Application Security category and also a finalist in the Best Cybersecurity Company between 100 and 500 employees category at the CyberSecurity Excellence Awards.

“It is a real honor to be recognized by the Information Security community through the 2018 CyberSecurity Excellence Awards,” said WhiteHat CEO, Craig Hinkley. “It’s great validation of our platform approach to application security, which is a necessity in this time of digital transformation, where applications are the business. The WhiteHat Application Security Platform provides both development and security teams with the most accurate solutions for securing apps from inception through their entire lifecycle, and this results in a more secure digital business. We’ll always be committed to making it as easy and seamless as possible to integrate security into all of the functions behind the apps that drive today’s business.”

“Congratulations to WhiteHat Security, who is recognized as a gold winner in the Application Security category because their offering was a standout among their cybersecurity peers,” said Holger Schulze, CEO of Cybersecurity Insiders and founder of the Information Security Community awards program. “With over 400 entries in more than 70 categories, the 2018 awards are highly competitive and all winners truly reflect the very best in today’s cybersecurity industry.”

The WhiteHat Sentinel Application Security Platform is recognized for providing the full complement of application security services that enable organizations to implement DevSecOps and support the entire SDLC: Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST), Static Application Security Testing (SAST), and Mobile Application Testing. Unlike tool vendors, every vulnerability identified by WhiteHat Sentinel is manually verified for accuracy by a security expert in the company’s Threat Research Center (TRC). These experts are an integral part of WhiteHat’s platform services, not only providing vulnerability verification to weed out false positives, but also providing “Ask a Question” support and Directed Remediation help to speed the time it takes to fix vulnerabilities. WhiteHat Scout, a fully automated service for developers working in DevOps environments, extends the accuracy of the TRC through Attack Vector Intelligence™, which combines WhiteHat’s patented correlation engine, 17 years of data on application vulnerabilities, and more than 100 million attack vectors verified by the TRC.

WhiteHat’s Sentinel platform can scale from one to thousands of websites/applications in a production-safe manner, while providing continuous, concurrent assessments without slowing down business as usual. The security experts in the TRC act as an extension of a customer’s security team, a critical value-add at a time when security talent is in such short supply.


About the 2018 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards

The 2018 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards honor individuals and companies that demonstrate excellence, innovation and leadership in information security. The awards are produced by Cybersecurity Insiders in partnership with the Information Security Community on LinkedIn, tapping into the vast experience of over 400,000+ cybersecurity professionals to honor the world’s best cybersecurity products, professionals and organizations.


About WhiteHat Security

WhiteHat Security has been in the business of securing applications for over 15 years. In that time, we’ve seen applications evolve and become the driving force of the digital business, but they’ve also remained the primary target of malicious hacks. The WhiteHat Application Security Platform is a cloud service that allows organizations to bridge the gap between security and development to deliver secure applications at the speed of business. This innovative platform is one of the reasons why WhiteHat has won numerous awards and been positioned by Gartner as a Leader in application security testing four times in row.  The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., with regional offices across the U.S. and Europe. For more information on WhiteHat Security, please visit, and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.