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WhiteHat Security Recognized as a Market Challenger in New Magic Quadrant Report on Dynamic Application Security Testing

Leading Industry Analyst Firm Acknowledges Growth of Web Application Security Testing Industry in Research (January 11, 2012)

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/11/12 -- WhiteHat Security, the Web security company, today announced that it has been placed in the Challengers Quadrant in the first-ever Gartner Magic Quadrant* report covering the Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST) market. In its industry research covering the growth of DAST, Gartner states that "DAST solutions should be considered mandatory to test all Web-enabled enterprise applications as well as packaged and cloud-based applications." Furthermore, Gartner predicts that "by 2016, 40% of enterprises will make proof of independent security testing a precondition for using any type of cloud service."

WhiteHat Security was the first vendor to deliver comprehensive website vulnerability management in a software-as-a-service model. Gartner's report evaluated WhiteHat Sentinel, a DAST as a service product, which offers continuous testing and utilizes WhiteHat's unique Threat Research Center to verify all vulnerabilities and ensure a strong corporate security posture. Today, WhiteHat delivers WhiteHat Sentinel, to more than 500 organizations, including many of the biggest finance, retail and technology brands on the Web, such as FICO, Verizon Business, SuccessFactors, National Semiconductor and CVS/pharmacy.

"To be included as a Challenger in the DAST Magic Quadrant is a great acknowledgement for WhiteHat Security. We believe our placement affirms that our core values and vision for enterprise Web security positively impact the market," said Stephanie Fohn, chief executive officer, WhiteHat Security. "As Web security becomes increasingly vital to running a business, it is important to work with a provider who can deliver on its promises through original strategies, excellent product execution and a strong brand reputation -- a sentiment we feel is supported by WhiteHat's placement in the Magic Quadrant."

In 2011, WhiteHat was recognized for the third consecutive year by SC Magazine as a leading Web security provider and had seven of its security experts inducted into Google's Security Hall of Fame for their innovative research. In 2012 WhiteHat will continue to see this momentum with the launch of its SAST service, addressing application security throughout the software development lifecycle and complementing the ongoing protection of the DAST product.

A complimentary copy of the Gartner Magic Quadrant on Dynamic Application Security Testing is available on the WhiteHat Security website: https://reg.whitehatsec.com/forms/GARTNERquad0112. To see how WhiteHat can improve your organization's Web security, sign up for a custom, no-cost 30-day security evaluation with WhiteHat Sentinel SecurityCheck.

*Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Dynamic Application Security Testing, Neil MacDonald, Joseph Feiman, December 27, 2011.

About Magic Quadrant
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About WhiteHat Security, Inc.
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Santa Clara, California, WhiteHat Security provides end-to-end solutions for Web security. The company's cloud technology platform and leading security engineers turn verified security intelligence into actionable insights for customers. Through a combination of core products and strategic partnerships, WhiteHat Security provides complete Web security at a scale unmatched in the industry. WhiteHat Sentinel, the company's flagship product line, currently manages more than 5,000 websites -- including sites in the most regulated industries as well as top ecommerce, finance and healthcare companies.

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Dawn van Hoegaerden
WhiteHat Security

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Horn Group

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