Santa Clara, Calif., October 5, 2017 – WhiteHat Security, the leading application security provider committed to securing digital business, today announced that in honor of National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October, it is offering free web security testing for one application for a full year to organizations that sign up by midnight Pacific Time, October 31, 2017.
WhiteHat’s most recent Application Security Statistics Report found that there was an average of three vulnerabilities per application, and almost half of all vulnerabilities found in apps are “critical”. Even one vulnerability in an application can result in data loss, theft or denial of service attacks if not remediated.
“This is an easy, and obviously affordable way for organizations to get real insight into the security status of a critical application on the web,” said Ryan O’Leary, Vice President of WhiteHat’s Security Research Institute. “During National Cyber Security Awareness Month, we’re committed to raising awareness of the importance of application security to an organization’s digital health and well-being, and we want to put it within easy reach of organizations of all sizes. Application security must be a part of the cyber security strategy of all enterprises – too many big breaches with wide-ranging consequences have occurred as a result of application vulnerabilities.”
Organizations that take advantage of this offer will experience the benefits of WhiteHat Sentinel Dynamic, part of a full suite of application security services provided by the WhiteHat Sentinel Application Security Platform. Sentinel Dynamic helps users understand, prioritize, and mitigate web app vulnerabilities, and it provides vulnerability reports and analytics for monitoring risk posture, remediation rates, and other important security metrics.
The free offer also includes access to the security engineers in the WhiteHat Threat Research Center (TRC), the largest team of application security experts in the industry. These experts validate the vulnerabilities found by Sentinel Dynamic to deliver near zero false positives, as well as remediation guidance, enabling users to start focusing on fixing real, priority vulnerabilities immediately. The TRC is essentially an extension of a customers’ security team, providing the application security expertise that many organizations lack.
National Cyber Security Awareness Month Offer for Developers
In September, WhiteHat announced a new product for Java developers called WhiteHat Scout, a fully automated static application security testing (SAST) product delivering an industry-leading combination of speed, accuracy and guidance to reinvent the way developers can create secure software.
Understanding the importance of developers to improving application security, WhiteHat is offering developers a free six-month trial of Scout if they sign up for the product before midnight PT, October 31, 2017. After that date, free trials of Scout will be limited to 14 days.
Learning Labs for Application Security Education
Anyone interested in learning more about application security can visit and use the WhiteHat Learning Labs, an online, central repository for application security knowledge, resources, and training for secure DevOps education to enhance the skills and understanding of both information security and development teams.
WhiteHat Security is a Champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
For more information:
- Sign up for a free year of security testing of one application
- Sign up for a free six-month trial of WhiteHat Scout in celebration of National Cyber Security Awareness month in October
- Check our blog for the latest posting related to National Cyber Security Awareness Month
- Visit the WhiteHat Learning Labs to find additional resources for Developers
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 www.whitehatsec.com, and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.