PRESS RELEASE: With Contrast Security Alliances, Easy, Scalable Self-Protecting Software Comes to the Cloud

Leader in Security Software Enables Continuous Security for Cloud Applications

Los Altos, Calif. — Sept. 26, 2017 — Contrast Security, the first company to enable self-protecting software, today announced it has developed cloud-ready integrations with IBM Cloud, Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services, Pivotal Cloud Foundry®, and two-way integrations with Jira. These new features and alliances strengthen Contrast Security’s position as the leading application security platform for cloud-native organizations by providing a robust security solution that protects applications in public clouds, finally enabling organizations to make continuous security for cloud applications a reality.


Contrast Security is the first company to enable enterprise-grade security software that’s both easy to deploy and use in the cloud. Its solutions, Contrast Assess and Contrast Protect, work together continuously across popular development (Agile, waterfall, hybrid, etc.) and deployment (DevOps, cloud, containers, hybrid, etc.) methods. With Contrast Security, organizations can enjoy the agility of self-protecting software across the software development lifecycle within a single platform.

Contrast Assess provides organizations with a powerful application security testing solution. It fuses software with vulnerability assessment capabilities that can automatically flag security flaws without any security experts. It does so without requiring any changes to either the application software stack or how companies build, test or deploy code. The result is an accurate, always-on vulnerability assessment tool that scales across an application’s lifecycle. 

Contrast Protect provides organizations with deep security instrumentation that fuses monitoring, detection and response into the application runtime environment. With Protect, applications can accurately monitor and block attacks in real-time regardless of where that application is deployed — no reworking required. It, too, easily scales with any application regardless of whether it lives on the cloud or off.

“Survival in today's cloud-centered software industry requires actionable intelligence and a propensity for choosing solutions that actually improve security. Since Contrast's approach to prevention, detection, and response is about being at the point where software intersects developers and threat actors, it provides us with vital insight into our application and is helping us to continuously improve our security process. Contrast coupled with the use of automated and manual attack tools have uncovered vulnerabilities that even external pentesters failed to catch. We are pleased to see new cloud platform alliances coming from Contrast that will no doubt allow more software applications to thrive in the wild.”

~Josh P. Miller
Global Head of Security & Compliance, Ensighten

Together, Contrast Assess and Protect provides organizations with a comprehensive self-protecting software solution that works on the cloud and off and during an application’s development and deployment. It’s a continuous approach that marries security with the DevOps process without impacting performance.

These new alliances pave the way for customers looking to protect applications moving to both public and hybrid clouds by enabling real-time, accurate attack monitoring and protection across all cloud environments. Contrast Security solutions easily scale in a cloud infrastructure and protect against attacks with a high degree of accuracy, greatly reducing the false positives that plague network based solutions. 

“The cloud era demands a different type of proficiency from security solutions. Applications are never finished, and are continuously updated with new features and new, harder-to-detect vulnerabilities. Contrast keeps pace with this rapid-change by giving developers the tools they need to both detect vulnerabilities early and maintain continuous attack monitoring. Our approach to self-protecting software enables software to be agnostic to where or how it is deployed, while still providing the best security available.  Contrast makes application security in the cloud easy, accurate and scalable for organizations of any size.”

~Jeremy Carlson
Vice President of Strategic Alliances, Contrast Security

These integrations build on Contrast Security’s commitment to providing DevOps and cloud first organizations with the most seamless and autonomous application security available today: software that protects itself. 


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


Jeremy Carlson, VP of Strategic Alliances

Jeremy Carlson, VP of Strategic Alliances

As Vice President of strategic alliances, Jeremy Carlson has nearly 20 of years of experience driving sales, business development and product marketing success in the enterprise software and security industries. Most recently, Jeremy was Vice President of Business Development for Cyphort and he has held senior leadership roles at Appthority, Blue Coat and Symantec.


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