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PRESS RELEASE: Contrast Security and PerimeterX to Advance Application Security for Modern Applications

ByMahesh Babu Jul 15, 2019 9:05:40 AM

Combining best in class Runtime Application Self Protection (RASP) and Bot Mitigation to prevent exploits across websites and mobile apps

LOS ALTOS, CA and SAN MATEO, CA – July 15, 2019 – Contrast Security, the pioneer in enabling “self-protecting” software with security safeguards built directly into critical applications, and PerimeterX, the company that protects the world’s largest and most reputable websites and mobile applications from malicious activities, today announced that they are teaming up to offer customers a joint solution that combines critical components of application security.

Customers today are looking for ways to accelerate time to market without compromising risk posture or user confidence. As they explore the marketplace, customers find thousands of vendors with solutions that force them to choose between speed, security and customer experience. This leaves thinly-resourced Security Operations Centers (SOC) and DevSecOps teams stretched and product owners apprehensive or frustrated. This is where uniting best of breed application protection (Contrast Protect - RASP) and bot defense (PerimeterX) is uniquely differentiating.   

Together, Contrast Security and PerimeterX bring the best server and client side protection to customers’ applications. The joint solution combines Contrast Security’s Protect (RASP) ability to identify attacks, enforce policies and prevent exploits within an application with the behavioral based bot detection and bot mitigation capabilities from PerimeterX, bringing two critical components of application security together. Customers who use the joint solution will be able to protect against code-level attacks like SQL injection and untrusted deserialization as well as stop sophisticated automated attacks that morph and exploit changing business logic. This allows customers to (1) ship code faster with confidence even if vulnerabilities are not fixed or patched and (2) ensure users are not disrupted or compromised by bot attacks. 

“Today’s businesses are demanding an end-to-end approach to security for the application stack,” said Surag Patel, Chief Strategy Officer of Contrast Security. “Enterprises need embedded protection from all types of attacks from sophisticated precise application layer attacks of custom or open source code, to business logic exploits through automated bot attacks. By working with PerimeterX, we are able to expand the ability for our customers to  adapt to the ever changing threat landscape and protect themselves from a wider variety of attacks. Going forward, customers no longer have to choose between speed, security and customer experience.”

“We are pleased to team with Contrast Security to address our common customers’ need to secure assets from expanding threats,” said Ido Safruti, Co-Founder and CTO of PerimeterX. “It is critical for leading vendors to work together to advance our customers’ security profiles and keep them focused on running their business securely, not integrating software.”

The solution is available immediately from both Contrast Security and PerimeterX. To learn more, visit https://www.contrastsecurity.com/demo or https://www.perimeterx.com/request-demo/.

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 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  www.contrastsecurity.com or by following Contrast on Twitter at @ContrastSec.

About PerimeterX

PerimeterX is the leading provider of application security solutions that keep web businesses safe in the complex digital world. Delivered as a service, the company’s Bot Defender and Code Defender solutions detect risks to web applications and proactively manage them, freeing enterprises to focus on growth and innovation. Bringing together an elite engineering team, security research to continually update its solutions with current intelligence, and best-in-class customer enablement and support, the world’s largest and most reputable websites and mobile applications count on PerimeterX to safeguard their consumers’ digital experience. PerimeterX is located in San Mateo, California and on the web at www.perimeterx.com.



Mahesh Babu

Mahesh Babu

Mahesh leads the RASP (Contrast Protect) team at Contrast Security. He takes every opportunity to tell everyone how Contrast has fundamentally changed application security for the first time since he started working in security 10+ years ago. Mahesh has seen the industry evolve as a researcher, consultant, and practitioner within a large bank. He began his career as a security researcher at the CERIAS center at Purdue University. He then went on to build and scale large security & privacy programs a Senior Manager & architect for HSBC Information Security & Risk. He also spent time as a consultant at Deloitte and Booz & Company. Mahesh has a BS in Computer Science and MS in Information Security from Purdue University and an MBA from Duke University.

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