PRESS RELEASE: Contrast Security Recognized as a CRN 2018 Emerging Vendor

ByRaphael Reich Jul 23, 2018 1:05:00 PM

Los Altos, Calif. — July 23, 2018 – Contrast Security, the pioneer in enabling “self-protecting” software with security safeguards built directly into critical applications, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Contrast Security to its 2018 Emerging Vendors List in the security category.

 This list recognizes recently founded, up-and-coming technology suppliers who are shaping the future of the IT channel through unique technological innovations. The list is divided into seven categories: Cloud, Data Center, Security, Big Data, Unified Communications, Internet of Things (IoT) and Storage. In addition to celebrating these notable companies, the Emerging Vendors list serves as a valuable resource for solution providers looking to expand their portfolios with cutting-edge technology.

 “It is an honor to be recognized by CRN as an Emerging Vendor in the security category,” said Mike McCormick, VP Channels at Contrast Security. “This is a true testament to our tremendous security technology which enables software applications to protect themselves against cyberattacks.”

The Contrast platform combines Contrast Assess, an Interactive Application Security Testing product, and Contrast Protect, a Runtime Application Self-Protection solution. Together, they provide a comprehensive self-protecting software solution that works in a data-center, cloud, and container environment, throughout the entire application lifecycle. Contrast is ideal for businesses of all industries and sizes.

“Contrast Security has turned application security testing on its head,” said Kevin Kilgore, President and CEO at WinMill Software. “The ability to analyze and protect applications from the inside out allows Contrast to offer complete coverage with virtually zero false positives. Recommending Contrast to our clients is an absolute no-brainer.”

 “Contrast Security provides scalable low-latency multilevel protection that WAFs and static code analysis can’t even begin to touch,” said Andrew Hamilton, CTO at Cybriant. “At Cybriant we use their next generation RASP technology to defend customers’ brownfield web applications that crash and burn with the traditional WAFs that are being sold today. And unlike other RASP platforms on the market, old code does not need to be rewritten to accommodate its new set of armor.”

“The technology suppliers on CRN’s 2018 Emerging Vendors list are creating a bright future for the IT channel, aggressively developing products to meet complex IT market demands, while positively impacting the bottom line of solution providers,” said Bob Skelley, CEO, The Channel Company. “The array of leading-edge products delivered by these organizations will have a lasting impact on the channel for years to come.”

The complete Emerging Vendors list will be featured online at

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 or by following Contrast on Twitter at @ContrastSec.

For more information:

Jacklyn Kellick
LEWIS Communications for Contrast Security

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

Kim Sparks
The Channel Company
(508) 416-1193

Raphael Reich

Raphael Reich

Head of Product Marketing at Contrast Security. Raphael has nineteen years of cybersecurity experiences and leads teams that help build sales pipelines by working cross-functionally to create and execute go-to market and sales enablement strategies.


Jacklyn Kellick 
Public Relations Manager


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