Contrast Community Edition empowers development and security teams to both pinpoint security flaws and neutralize attacks
Los Altos, Calif. — August 8, 2018 — Contrast Security, the pioneer in self-protecting software, today announced the availability of Contrast Community Edition, a free solution to protect web applications and APIs from attacks and empower development and security teams to improve the security of both custom code and third-party components.
The world faces a software security crisis that leaves most organizations unable to perform even basic application security on the vast majority of their application portfolio, which places everyone's personal financial, healthcare, and other data at risk. Development teams are not empowered to address security during the software development process, a gap that results in organizations depending on hard-to-find security experts, slow and inaccurate tools, and lengthy, complex late-stage review processes. This in turn leads to the crisis state as software security comes to be viewed as a hindrance to software development cycles and therefore deprioritized.
Contrast Community Edition is a completely free, full-strength, DevSecOps solution that allows development, security and operations teams to deliver secure software on time to meet growing business requirements. The solution is designed to help small teams building Java applications and APIs protect against the most commons security flaws, including the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) top 10 vulnerabilities. The solution enables organizations to assess open source libraries and frameworks as well as custom code for security vulnerabilities, and stop attacks by preventing vulnerabilities from being exploited in production applications.
“The heart of the problem is that software security is a complex issue and development teams do not have access to simple, effective tools that work the way they do,” said Jeff Williams, Co-Founder and CTO, Contrast Security. “The legacy products designed to help secure software scanners and web applications firewalls are inaccurate, require experts and involve manual processes. It’s time to break the cycle of ‘vulnerable software’ and for application security to be accessible to all.”
Contrast Community Edition is the first free software security solution available to address modern software development and deployment, including agile and DevOps processes, containers, cloud platforms and traditional data centers.
Contrast Community Edition delivers the power of Contrast Protect and Contrast Assess, which are used by the largest global enterprises, but for individual developers and smaller teams. From individual projects using Community Edition to organizations of all sizes using Contrast Assess and Protect, Contrast provides the latest in application security technology to finally make all software secure.`
Other languages including .NET, Node, Ruby, and Python will be coming to Community Edition at a later date. Register for Community Edition now at https://www.contrastsecurity.com/contrast-community-edition.
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.
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