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Wiredrive Turns to WhiteHat Security to Secure and Accelerate the Development of its Web Applications

Santa Clara, Calif., September 13, 2016 – WhiteHat Security, the only application security provider that combines the best of technology and human intelligence, today announced that its customer Wiredrive has experienced up to a 24% drop in the time to remediate vulnerabilities since using WhiteHat Sentinel SourceTM for the company’s static application security testing (SAST). The time and money saved in remediation costs have enabled the company to increase its output of web applications while maintaining a superior level of security and compliance.

According to leading analyst firm Gartner and analysis by Neil MacDonald in the July 13, 2016 “Hype Cycle for Application Security, 2016[1]”: “Adopting SAST will enable organizations to detect the vulnerabilities embedded in applications before hackers detect them. The discovery and removal of vulnerability in the development phase is less expensive than its discovery and removal in the operation phase. Later discovery increases the probability that the rectifying action will have to touch on more modules and classes. Another source of cost savings involves the automation of security testing and procuring security testing as a service.”

Enterprise media-sharing and collaboration provider, Wiredrive, turned to WhiteHat Sentinel Source to provide its developers with a solution that can quickly and accurately identify security vulnerabilities and provide actionable prioritized results with custom remediation advice. Unlike alternative solutions, all vulnerability results are pre-verified by WhiteHat’s Threat Research Center (TRC) security experts to remove false positives, and customers have direct support access to TRC engineers.  

WhiteHat Sentinel Source enables Wiredrive’s developers to view, modify, and make code fixes to pre-verified security vulnerabilities, and ask a question to the TRC in a single pane of glass view within their Integrated Development Environment (IDE). The results have saved the company money, resources and significantly accelerated the development of its secure web applications.

In addition to having best-in class scanning technology, Wiredrive also saw the value in the solution’s integrations with developer tools. The solution provides integrations with popular IDEs, Software Configuration Management (SCM) products, bug trackers like Jira, dependency management frameworks, and build servers like Jenkins—which is being used by Wiredrive–to support CI/CD workflows.

“Since we’ve started using WhiteHat, we’ve implemented key security measures across all stages which in turn instills customer trust,” said Daniel Bondurant, CTO, Wiredrive. “The security experts in WhiteHat’s Threat Research Center have been instrumental in reducing developer time by pinpointing vulnerabilities in our code and providing clear remediation plans. Overall, WhiteHat Security frees us to do what we do best by fulfilling essential application security functions for Wiredrive.”

Wiredrive previously chose WhiteHat Sentinel DynamicTM for its dynamic application security testing (DAST), to provide continuous vulnerability assessments of the company’s live websites. The success of the solution prompted the company to review and procure WhiteHat’s Sentinel Source product for static application security testing. The integration of both application security testing solutions delivered through a single Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform has enabled Wiredrive to quickly deploy a scalable application security program across its entire software development lifecycle (SDLC).

“By applying security best practices and proactively detecting vulnerabilities early in the application development process, Wiredrive has been incredibly savvy and efficient in how they reduce and manage risk,” said Tamir Hardof, Chief Marketing Officer, WhiteHat Security. “As a result, Wiredrive customers can feel confident that the projects they share and collaborate on are protected from threats due to software vulnerabilities.”

To learn more about how WhiteHat Sentinel Source provides organizations with best-in-class scanning capabilities and vulnerability remediation support, please read our latest blog post, WhiteHat at Jenkins World: Security and the SDLC.

In addition, WhiteHat Security engineers will be showing a demo of the Sentinel Source product during Jenkins World, which takes place September 13-15 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. The tabletop exhibit will be located in booth K-13, located next to the Partner Theater.

 

About Wiredrive

Wiredrive is a secure media-sharing and collaboration tool designed for creative professionals. More than 1,500 agencies, brands, production houses, and entertainment companies rely on Wiredrive to effectively collaborate with teams and privately share video. Tailored for professionals who create video, Wiredrive has faster upload and download speeds, industry-specific workflows, robust search capabilities, custom branding, insights into user activities, metadata search, and enterprise-grade security.

Wiredrive empowers agency creative minds, brand marketers, and production teams to securely share videos, simplify the review process, and find any media asset in one centralized hub. For more information about Wiredrive, please visit wiredrive.com, and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

 

About WhiteHat Security

WhiteHat Security has been in the business of securing web applications for 15 years. Combining advanced technology with the expertise of its global Threat Research Center (TRC) team, WhiteHat delivers application security solutions that reduce risk, reduce cost and accelerate the deployment of secure applications and web sites. The company’s flagship product, WhiteHat Sentinel, is a software-as-a-service platform providing dynamic application security testing (DAST), static application security testing (SAST), and mobile application security assessments. 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.

 

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[1] Gartner, Hype Cycle for Application Security, 2016, July 13, 2016