PRESS RELEASE: Contrast Named Rookie Security Company of the Year by SC Awards 2017

Contrast Security’s New Era of Self-Protecting Software Honored with an Excellence Award

Los Altos, Calif. – Feb. 23, 2017Contrast Security was named Rookie Security Company of the Year at the SC Awards dinner and presentation. Contrast, the first company to enable self-protecting software, won because it delivered an outstanding initial product within its first two years. Contrast is transforming the market with a bold new approach to software application security. 

Every company builds or buys software apps to run their business. Unfortunately, application code exposes critical vulnerabilities to hackers. According to the latest data from Contrast Labs, sensitive data exposure, including missing or weak encryption, is the top web application vulnerability, plaguing 69 percent of web applications.

As a result, attacks on web applications account for over 40 percent of incidents resulting in a data breach. Contrast solves this problem with a bold new secure technology platform that injects Contrast agents into software code, instrumenting applications with thousands of smart, agile sensors that detect and correct vulnerabilities before deployment, and protect apps while operating.

“As organizations compete to find the best solutions to address cybersecurity threats, Contrast is pioneering real-time vulnerability and application protection,” said Alan Naumann, chairman and chief executive officer at Contrast Security.

“It is an honor to be recognized by the SC Awards as a company that is revolutionizing the approach to software application security. This validates our commitment to meet the needs of DevOps environments and support software applications regardless of whether they’re in the cloud or containers, or on premise.”

Contrast is fundamentally changing the way software is both produced and operated, delivering the only enterprise security product that fully integrates the ability to find and fix application vulnerabilities during development, and monitor/block application attacks in production, all within one unified environment. Contrast makes software self-protecting so it can continuously defend itself from vulnerabilities and attacks.

The mission of the SC Awards is to honor the achievements of companies and information security professionals striving to safeguard businesses, their customers and critical data in North America. In 2016, Cybereason took home the prize for Rookie Security Company of the year and Cyphort received the honor in 2015. Winners in the Excellence Award category of the SC Awards were selected by a panel of IT security experts from both the private and public sector.

During the judging process, each finalist went through a rigorous evaluation that included in-depth analysis, analyst reports and/or product reviews. Executives from Amtrak, Edward Jones and the Unversitiy of Maryland were part of the panel comprised of a total of 67 judges.

About Contrast Security

Contrast Security is the world’s leading provider 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 always-on protection of an entire web application portfolio, without disruptive scanning or expensive security experts. Only Contrast has sensors that work actively inside applications to uncover vulnerabilities, prevent data breaches, and secure the entire enterprise from development, to operations, to production. More information can be found at or by following Contrast on Twitter at @ContrastSec

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For more information:
Andrew Smith
SHIFT 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.


Jacklyn Kellick 
Public Relations Manager


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