PRESS RELEASE: Contrast Security Selected as Finalist for RSA Conference Innovation Sandbox Contest 2017

Los Altos, Calif. – Jan. 19, 2017Contrast Security has been named one of 10 finalists for RSA Conference Innovation Sandbox Contest 2017. The Innovation Sandbox Contest promotes the best new approaches to information security technology, and exposes the RSA Conference community to new thought leaders.

LOGO-rsa-sandbox0117.jpgContrast Security was selected for work in next-generation application security. Contrast’s solution delivers self-protecting software, enabling enterprise software applications to both assess vulnerabilities and protect against application attacks in real time.

On Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, Contrast Security will have the opportunity to showcase its information security technology to the Innovation Sandbox Contest panel of judges for a chance to be named “Most Innovative Startup 2017.”

“It’s no secret that past nominees and winners of this honor have become very successful additions to the information security industry, and there’s no doubt this year’s crop of finalists will produce another hit,” said Sandra Toms, vice president at RSA and curator of RSA Conference. “This event gives startups the kind of visibility and validation that can easily turn into high growth and increased funding, which we expect to continue with this year’s top 10.”

Contrast is fundamentally changing the way software is both produced and operated, introducing a new era of self-protecting software. Contrast Security’s flagship product secures applications from the inside using a technique called “deep security instrumentation.”

This technique weaves vulnerability detection, attack protection and continuous visibility directly into applications without any changes to how the code is developed, tested or deployed. The Contrast technology platform includes both Contrast Protect, the company’s runtime application self-protection solution (RASP), and Contrast Assess, its interactive application security testing (IAST) tool. Together, these solutions make applications truly self-protecting.

“As companies embrace the cloud, containers, pre-built libraries and microservices in order to transform into more agile, scalable and competitive businesses, the application security industry has become ripe for disruption and reinvention,” said Jeff Williams, chief technology officer and co-founder at Contrast Security. “Contrast is doing something that no one else has been able to achieve: making applications self-protecting regardless of where they reside. This recognition as a finalist for the prestigious Innovation Sandbox Contest validates our commitment to revolutionize the world of software security.”

“RSAC Most Innovative Startup 2017” will be determined at the conclusion of the Innovation Sandbox Contest after each finalist gives a short presentation to a panel of judges that includes Asheem Chandna, partner at Greylock Partners; Gerhard Eschelbeck, vice president of security and privacy engineering at Google; Niloofar Razi Howe, senior vice president and chief strategy officer, RSA Corporate; Patrick Heim, head of trust and security at DropBox; and Paul Kocher, president and chief scientist of Cryptography Research division at Rambus.

Additional information about “RSAC Most Innovative Startup 2017” and Innovation Sandbox Contest can be found at: 

About Contrast Security

Contrast Security is the world’s leading provider of security technology that makes software applications self-protecting against cyberattacks. More accurate and effective than outdated legacy security measures, Contrast Security is a completely new approach to application security – the world's first comprehensive platform for protecting enterprise applications from within. Contrast's patented deep security instrumentation is the breakthrough technology that enables highly accurate analysis and always-on protection of an entire application portfolio, without disruptive scanning or expensive security experts. Named a “Visionary” by Gartner, Contrast offers a Runtime Application Self-Protection (RASP) solution, the only “Transformational” tool in the entire category in the latest Gartner Hype Cycle Report. More information can be found at or by following Contrast on Twitter at @ContrastSec.

About RSA Conference

RSA® Conference is the premier series of global events where the world talks security and leadership gathers, advances and emerges. Whether attending in the U.S., the EMEA region, or the Asia-Pacific region, RSA Conference events are where the security industry converges to discuss current and future concerns and get access to the people, content and ideas that help enable individuals and companies to win, grow and do their best. It is the ultimate marketplace for the latest technologies and hands-on educational opportunities that help industry professionals discover how to make their companies more secure while showcasing the most enterprising, influential and thought-provoking thinkers and leaders in security today. For information on events, online programming and the most up-to-date news pertaining to the information security industry visit

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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.


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