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WhiteHat Security Takes Top Cyber Defense Magazine Awards for Best Product in Web Application Security and Testing and Innovation in Security Tools


Company earned multiple recognitions for cybersecurity excellence in securing applications


SAN JOSE, Calif.— March 12, 2019– Celebrating its excellence and leadership in securing the applications that run digital businesses, WhiteHat Security today announced it was awarded top recognition in three categories from Cyber Defense Magazine’s 2019 InfoSec Awards, including: Best Product, Web Application Security; Most Innovative, Software Security Tools; and Best Product, Application Security Testing.

“These awards really cap off the most exciting week for WhiteHat. From meeting dozens of our customers and partners during RSAC, to announcing our acquisition by NTT Security, we are thrilled with our progress and leadership position in the application security market,” said Craig Hinkley, CEO of WhiteHat Security. “We look forward to continuing the great work that led to these achievements.”

WhiteHat entered 2019 in a strong position with more than 35 percent business growth in 2018 and enjoying its highest customer retention rates to date. Clients depend on WhiteHat to secure their applications throughout the software lifecycle with the WhiteHat Application Security Platform. The company also recently announced a new partner program, focused on providing knowledge and additional tools to support partners in DevSecOps initiatives.

“While nation state exploitation, cybercrime, hacktivism, cyberespionage, ransomware and malware exploits are all on the rise, WhiteHat Security won three top recognitions for its application security solutions from our magazine,” said Gary S. Miliefsky, publisher, Cyber Defense Magazine. “We reviewed nearly 3,000 infosec companies globally and chose WhiteHat because it is an innovator in stopping breaches and helping companies proactively stay a step ahead of these threats.”

The company was also named a finalist for Best Web Application Security Solution in SC Media’s annual SC Awards, held each year during RSAC, and awarded Silver Winner for Application Security in the 2019 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards.

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About CDM InfoSec Awards

This is Cyber Defense Magazine’s seventh year of honoring InfoSec innovators. Our submission requirements are for any startup, early stage, later stage or public companies in the space who believe they have a unique and compelling value proposition for their product or service.  Learn more at

About the Judging

The judges are CISSP, FMDHS, CEH, certified security professionals who voted based on their independent review of the company submitted materials on the website of each submission including but not limited to data sheets, white papers, product literature and other market variables. CDM has a flexible philosophy to find more innovative players with new and unique technologies, than the one with the most customers or money in the bank. CDM is always asking “What’s Next?” so we are looking for Next Generation InfoSec Solutions.

About Cyber Defense Magazine

With over 1.4 million annual readers and growing, and over 7,000 pages of searchable online infosec content, Cyber Defense Magazine is the premier source of IT Security information. We are managed and published by and for ethical, honest, passionate information security professionals. Our mission is to share cutting-edge knowledge, real-world stories and awards on the best ideas, products and services in the information technology industry. We deliver electronic magazines every month online for free, and limited print editions exclusively for the RSA conferences and our paid subscribers. CDM is a proud member of the Cyber Defense Media Group. Learn more about us at and visit and to see and hear some of the most informative interviews of many of these winning company executives.

About WhiteHat Security

WhiteHat Security has honed its 18 years of experience in the application security space to provide developers with the tools and services they need to write and deliver the most secure software at the speed of business. The award-winning WhiteHat Application Security Platform, which has been featured on the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing for the last five years, is empowering true DevSecOps by continuously assessing the risk for organizations’ software assets and helping them to embed security throughout–and beyond– the software life cycle (SLC). The company is based in San Jose, California, 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.

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