SOURCE: WhiteHat Security

WhiteHat Security

July 25, 2012 10:01 ET

WhiteHat Security Launches Free RiskCheck Program to Provide Organizations With Custom Website Risk Profiles

Enterprises Now Have Access to Market-Specific, Up-to-the-Minute Data on Peer Security Programs in New, First-of-Its-Kind Report

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 25, 2012) - WhiteHat Security, the Web security company, today announced its new RiskCheck program, a free report that provides a custom, up-to-the-minute overview of website security risks across a range of industries. WhiteHat's RiskCheck delivers an industry-specific application security report in an effort to build awareness for businesses' individual website security needs. The program is a unique service giving organizations visibility into security issues that affect their peers and best-practices not considered before.

Enterprises face challenges in balancing growth with operational security. With RiskCheck, organizations may evaluate their current state of website security by drawing on current, real-world data from businesses that rely on WhiteHat Sentinel to protect their website assets in a dynamic threat environment. RiskCheck report data is tailored to individual businesses, providing key competitive website security data such as the most common vulnerabilities found, remediation rates, and window of exposure based on industry vertical and company size. With these new datasets in hand, businesses will be able to better benchmark their security efforts and begin discussing new strategies for Web security.

"In order to improve the state of website security, it is imperative that companies understand their security posture and the risks associated with ignoring vulnerabilities in their online presence," said Stephanie Fohn, CEO of WhiteHat Security. "As the average cost of each corporate data breach climbs to over $7 million, WhiteHat has recognized that a simple approach to promoting security awareness is needed. It is our goal that, armed with these new insights from RiskCheck, enterprises will begin educating their developers on their pivotal role in ensuring organizational security."

The WhiteHat Security RiskCheck identifies organizations' unique security issues based on criteria such as log-in methods, e-commerce functionality, sensitive data storage and more, while also providing customized best-practices recommendations. All RiskCheck data is anonymously sourced from WhiteHat Sentinel, the industry's most complete, accurate and cost-effective website security solution for protecting website operations continuously throughout the software development lifecycle.

About WhiteHat Security

Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, WhiteHat Security is the leading provider of website risk management solutions that protect critical data, ensure compliance and narrow the window of risk. WhiteHat Sentinel, the company's flagship product family, is the most accurate, complete and cost-effective website vulnerability management solution available. It delivers the flexibility, simplicity and manageability that organizations need to take control of website security and prevent Web attacks. Furthermore, WhiteHat Sentinel enables automated mitigation of website vulnerabilities via integration with Web application firewalls and Snort-based intrusion prevention systems. To learn more about WhiteHat Security, please visit our website at www.whitehatsec.com

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