PRESS RELEASE: Contrast Security Launches Japan GK

Award winning Application Security company brings its visionary approach and innovative software security platform to Japan

Tokyo, Japan – June 24, 2019 – Contrast Security, a Los Altos, California based applications security company and pioneer in embedding vulnerability analysis and exploit prevention directly into modern software, today announced its subsidiary, Contrast Security GK. Contrast Security is the leading provider of cyber security technology which enables software applications to protect and prevent security exploits in the software development and production environment.

Businesses today are developing software at breakneck speeds fueled by modern approaches such as Agile, DevOps, microservices, APIs, cloud-native apps and PaaS environments. This creates a major gap between the demands for faster software development and the challenges brought about by legacy software security tools. Contrast Security is a pioneer in creating a new approach, leveraging patented binary instrumentation to protect applications at every point in their lifecycle. Modern software requires an equally modern security model that can protect the integrity of the business with innovative security safeguards built directly into the software as they are developed and deployed.

Contrast Security is breaking decades-old constraints as the first and only software security platform that is built for the modern software era. The company has received $122 million in total funding with Battery Ventures, Warburg Pincus, General Catalyst, M12 (Microsoft's Venture Fund), AXA Venture Partners and Acero Capital to meet the rapidly increasing demand for the company’s modern approach to security software.

“With significant growth and success in the US and Europe markets, and strong support from enterprise customers, industry analysts and top tier investors, our modern security software and accurate and continuous software protection is becoming essential to organizations across the globe,” said Alan Naumann, CEO at Contrast Security. “Contrast Security is now ready to offer this innovative solution to Japan. Our products will be localized to enable fast adoption in the next few months.”

Contrast Security's unified platform includes its flagship products, Contrast Assess and Contrast Protect, that work continuously across popular development approaches (DevOps, Agile, Waterfall, etc.) and technologies (Cloud, Containers, Open Source Software, etc.) to enable protection throughout the software lifecycle. Contrast Security's platform allows IT executives to finally close the chasm between the number of applications needed to run the business and the resources needed to secure them. In 2018 alone, Contrast Security discovered over 1,900,000 vulnerabilities and protected against over 52,000,000 confirmed applications attacks across billions of transactions.

About Contrast Security

Contrast Security is the world's leading provider of technology that embeds highly effective vulnerability analysis and exploit prevention directly into modern 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 or by following Contrast on Twitter at @ContrastSec.

Contact Information
Contrast Security Japan G.K.
Marunouchi Kitaguchi Building 9F, 1-6-5 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 100-0005


Surag Patel, Chief Strategy Officer

Surag Patel, Chief Strategy Officer

Surag Patel brings more than a decade of experience to Contrast Security, where he serves as Chief Strategy Officer. An experienced, highly analytical product and marketing executive, Surag’s focus is in driving Contrast’s global marketing and product strategy. Prior to Contrast, Surag served as Vice President of Global Product Management and Corporate Marketing for 41st Parameter, which was acquired by Experian in 2013. Prior to 41st Parameter, Surag led global data strategy and consumer insights for InMobi, the largest global independent mobile ad network. Surag blends his experience of bringing innovative products to market with a mix of engineering expertise, product strategy and domain expertise. Prior to InMobi, Surag spent five years at comScore leading advertising effectiveness research and development of the Ad Effx™ suite of products. Surag holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and a Masters in Engineering Management from Duke University.


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