PRESS RELEASE:  Contrast Enables Customers to Move Securely to the Cloud with Self-Protecting Software

New product capabilities to enable integration with AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Amazon EC2 and Amazon RDS

Los Altos, Calif. — Nov. 15, 2017 — Contrast Security, a pioneer in enabling “self-protecting” software with security safeguards built directly into critical applications, today announced integrations to deploy applications securely on AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS). Contrast Security has also achieved Advanced Tier status in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN), which demonstrates Contrast Security has achieved value for AWS customers, advanced technical validation and has global staff who have met AWS’ rigorous accreditation targets.

Contrast Security is one of the first companies to enable enterprise-grade application security that’s both easy to deploy and use in the cloud. Its solutions, Contrast Assess and Contrast Protect, work together continuously across popular development (Agile, waterfall, hybrid, etc.) and deployment (DevOps, cloud, containers, hybrid, etc.) methods. With Contrast Security, organizations using AWS enjoy the agility of self-protecting software across the software development lifecycle.

“Enterprises can now deploy their critical business applications to AWS and allow them to be self-protecting with Contrast Security,” said Surag Patel, Contrast Security Chief Strategy Officer. “Our collaboration with AWS is the cornerstone of showing our success and dedication to helping customers move critical business applications to the cloud securely.”

Contrast Assess provides organizations with a proven application security testing solution. It infuses software with vulnerability assessment capabilities that can automatically flag security flaws. It does so while working with virtually all the tools customers are using to build, test or deploy code on AWS. The result is a highly accurate, sustained vulnerability assessment tool that scales across any application’s lifecycle. 

Contrast Protect provides organizations with deep security instrumentation that infuses monitoring, detection and response into the application runtime environment. With Protect, applications can accurately monitor and block attacks in real-time on AWS, where traditional tools and Web Applications Firewalls (WAFs) can lack visibility. With security embedded into an organization’s software, it scales organically in the cloud taking advantage of the elasticity advantages the cloud provides.

Together, Contrast Assess and Contrast Protect provide organizations with a comprehensive self-protecting software solution that works on the cloud and off, during an application’s development through deployment. It’s a continuous approach that marries security with the DevOps process without impacting performance.

“Self-Protecting software is a significant evolution in the approach to software security on AWS. With Contrast Security, AWS customers now have a means to get continuous visibility into application layer attacks and the ability to immediately protect themselves from new threats.”

Rohit Gupta
Global Segment Leader,
Amazon Web Services, Inc.

About Contrast Security:

Contrast Security is one of the world’s leading providers of security technology that enables software applications to protect themselves against cyberattacks, heralding the new era of self-protecting software. Contrast's patented deep security instrumentation is the breakthrough technology that enables highly accurate assessment and sustainable protection of an entire application portfolio, without disruptive scanning or expensive security experts. Contrast has sensors that work actively inside applications to uncover vulnerabilities, prevent data breaches, and secure the enterprise from development, to operations, to production. More information can be found at or by following Contrast on Twitter at @ContrastSec. 

For more information:
Jacklyn Kellick
LEWIS Communications for Contrast Security


Mark Hodgson, Vice President of Marketing

Mark Hodgson, Vice President of Marketing

Mark's extensive experience spans over 28 years in marketing high-tech products and services to consumers and corporations. Specific area of expertise is application security and mobile application security.


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