WhiteHat Security strengthens application security testing line with Bugcrowd alliance; to reduce risk and improve cost control

WhiteHat Security, an application security provider, announced on Tuesday a partnership with crowdsourced security platform company Bugcrowd, to broaden the WhiteHat Sentinel application security testing portfolio with crowdsourced, continuous vulnerability testing.

Together, WhiteHat and Bugcrowd form a coordinated solution combining crowdsourced security testing and automated, cloud-based application testing of application code and runtime behavior across the entire application life cycle.

More enterprise organizations trust Bugcrowd to manage their bug bounty, vulnerability disclosure, and next-gen pen test programs. By combining experienced triage team with hackers around the world, Bugcrowd generates better results, reduces risk through remediation advice, and empowers organizations to release secure products to market faster — with no hidden fees.

Based in San Francisco, Bugcrowd is backed by Blackbird Ventures, Costanoa Ventures, Industry Ventures, Paladin Capital Group, Rally Ventures, Salesforce Ventures and Triangle Peak Partners.

The benefits for customers include dynamically scanning production websites to minimize the risk of data breaches; static scanning for source code, to speed up time to market and reduce cost; and mobile scans for both source code and binaries before pushing to the app stores. It also comes with additional capabilities for vulnerability discovery, while meeting compliance and reducing risk; global crowd of ethical researchers to identify vulnerabilities using the same human creativity as adversaries; access to elite researchers with specialized skills for coverage of complex attack surfaces such as IoT and APIs; and delivers continuous testing to identify, triage and remediate product security vulnerabilities.

By helping to identify vulnerabilities and manage risks effectively throughout and beyond the software life cycle (SLC), including in the operation phase, customers build an internal knowledge of best practices, improving time to market, and releasing secure applications.

The partnership will deliver a comprehensive application security testing solution to organizations around the world. WhiteHat Sentinel provides application security testing augmented with human intelligence to reduce risk with near zero false positives. Bugcrowd offers managed bug bounty and vulnerability disclosure programs to quickly identify and triage security risks, delivered via a global crowd of trusted security researchers to identify vulnerabilities—before adversaries can take advantage of them.

The partnership will give Bugcrowd security researchers access to even more attack surfaces – with the identified vulnerabilities easily integrated into the SLC.

“The combination of WhiteHat Security and Bugcrowd will help to reduce costs and accelerate innovation for organizations who are in the business of constantly developing and rolling out new application functionality,” said John Atkinson, VP of strategic alliances and channels, WhiteHat Security. “The solution meets a rapidly growing need for security that works at the speed of business.”

“Attack surfaces are growing at a breakneck pace – we are delighted to be working with WhiteHat to bring customers a coordinated approach across the security development life cycle,” said Ashish Gupta, CEO, Bugcrowd. “Combining WhiteHat’s innovative application security with the power of Bugcrowd’s crowdsourced security platform is a game changer for forward-thinking organizations across any industry.”


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