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Contrast Security Solves Enterprise Application Security Challenges

Stops application-based attacks at unprecedented scale

Palo Alto, Calif. – March 25, 2015 – Contrast Security, creator of the world’s fastest application security software, today announced new Contrast Enterprise features that respond to the company’s customers’ need to eliminate risk at an unprecedented scale. Unlike competing products that have not delivered on the promise of fast application security over the last decade, Contrast actually makes securing applications wickedly fast and highly accurate, radically diminishing the number one cybersecurity threat to enterprises today.

 

Enhancements to Contrast include a broad range of enterprise benefits:

Increased Speed
Over 1/3 of all breaches are a result of application security risks, so it is imperative application security be at least as fast as apps change. Contrast has increased the speed of its distributed agents to work even faster and more transparently, enabling vulnerability identification as applications run at enterprise scale.

Contrast’s improved REST API and scriptable zero-configuration installers provide complete automation of application security into any software development life cycle (SDLC) and toolset. Scriptable, no-configuration installers and expert remediation guidance help speed up application delivery. With Contrast Enterprise's fast application security, there is no more waiting for security to review the code. 

Greater Accuracy and Broader Coverage
Fast results mean nothing if those results aren’t accurate, comprehensive and actionable. Contrast leverages an unprecedented 10+ information sources that legacy application security tools can’t see.  This breadth results in the discovery of more real vulnerabilities, more accurately than legacy SAST and DAST tools combined, while eliminating trust-eroding and time-consuming false positives.

Support for the most recent version of Java (Java 8) and legacy versions of Microsoft .NET ensures Contrast-secured enterprises are covered for both incoming and legacy applications. Contrast Enterprise software updates include .NET support for IIS6 and IIS Express for wider coverage of vulnerable legacy applications earlier in the development cycle, helping eliminate vulnerabilities in development.

A number of Contrast Enterprise customers – particularly those in the financial services and healthcare sector – frequently utilize standalone applications. Contrast Enterprise has extended its coverage to include these critical corporate applications. 

Easy to Use
Contrast’s new enterprise features provide corporate deployment and integration with Microsoft Active Directory (AD) and LDAP services, greatly accelerating and simplifying the onboarding of new Contrast users within complex organizations.

Once users are on-boarded, they benefit from a new and modern user experience and dozens of feature and design improvements. These updates ensure a wide range of non-experts will quickly find, prioritize and remediate application risks themselves.

“We launched and have continued to build on Contrast to respond to the needs of enterprises that have been woefully underserved by legacy application security providers and technologies,” said Jeff Williams, founder and CTO of Contrast Security. “With Contrast Enterprise, we’re succeeding in our mission to deliver powerful and innovative technology that fills a market vacuum and obviates the traditionally slow, inaccurate and expert-only status quo. Contrast gives enterprises the power to stop attacks at portfolio scale without compromising speed or accuracy.”

Contrast Enterprise was first launched in 2013. Since then, it has been rapidly adopted by a diverse range of enterprise customers, including some of the largest financial institutions in the world. As a testament to the product’s effectiveness, Contrast Security was named a leader in the Forrester Wave™ Application Security, Q4 2014 report. Conducted by Forrester Research, Inc., the report used an 82-criteria evaluation process to identify the 12 most significant service providers in application security. In addition to the Forrester acknowledgement, the company was also positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Visionaries quadrant of the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing.

By empowering organizations to implement continuous application security that works at agile speed and portfolio scale, Contrast Enterprise played a pivotal role in Contrast Security’s selection as an industry leader and visionary. Contrast’s customers have also recognized the effectiveness of this role.

“Estuate’s reputation is built on the quality of our solutions,” said Subbarao Satyavolu, vice president of delivery at Estuate. “Contrast’s unique approach to security lets us take that quality to a whole new level, allowing us to create secure applications faster than ever before. At a time when each day seems to bring news about a new hack or vulnerability, we are now able to deliver highly secure solutions that better fulfill the needs of our customers.”

About Contrast Security
Contrast Security delivers the world’s fastest application security software that eliminates the single greatest security risk to enterprises today. Industry research shows that application security flaws are the leading source of data breaches. Contrast can be deployed, automatically discover applications and identify vulnerabilities within seven minutes. Relying on sensors instead of expensive security experts, Contrast runs continuously and is ten times more accurate than the competition. Unlike tedious, painful and slow legacy approaches, Contrast analyzes a complete portfolio of running applications simultaneously, in real time, at any scale. As a result, organizations can act faster against threats and immediately reduce risk. More information on Contrast Security can be found at http://www1.contrastsecurity.com/.

About Estuate
Estuate is a global technology services company, headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with offices in Canada, India, UAE and the UK. We have dedicated practices built around Information Lifecycle and Governance, Product Engineering Services, Big Data and Business Intelligence, and Technology Applications Implementation. We leverage our extensive relationships with vendors – from product development to joint go-to-market activities – to deliver unbeatable value to clients across a wide range of services – consulting, implementation, integration, custom development and professional services. Our “extreme service” philosophy has brought about an extensive clientele – from early-stage startups to Fortune 50 companies – that is 100% satisfied, and 100% referenceable. For more information, visit us at http://www.estuate.com.​

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For more information:
Megan Nemeh
SHIFT Communications for Contrast Security
mnemeh@shiftcomm.com
+1-415-591-8409

 

Christine Carrig, Director of Marketing

Christine Carrig, Director of Marketing

Christine’s wide breadth of marketing experience has been focused on driving revenue, building brand recognition, and creating demand-generation programs in technology organizations. For the past 11 years, her deep understanding of marketing principles, coupled with forward thinking, has been instrumental in transforming application security start-ups into successful, profitable companies.

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