In its latest announcement of the 2012 half-year record results - which WhiteHat says it has achieved on the back of the successful launch of its SaaS static application security testing platform and accelerated adoption of its Sentinel dynamic application security testing platform– the company claims 125% year-over-year growth in new bookings, with 650 customers now using the testing solution to manage the security of tens of thousands of websites.
“The way that businesses approach Web security has dramatically changed; in fact, it has become an essential operational need for the modern enterprise. We’re proud that the world’s leading organisations and emerging companies are turning to WhiteHat Security to ensure protection of their brand reputation and bottom line,” said Stephanie Fohn, CEO of WhiteHat Security.
Fohn also said that WhiteHat had signed or expanded partnership agreements with many of the industry’s “most recognised technology and security leaders,” including F5 Networks, Rackspace, RSA, and Terremark, a Verizon Company.
According to Niedzialkowski – who is already talking, with F5, to potential new customers in Australia, as well as the local offshoots of WhiteHat’s global customers – there are similarities in the Australian market now which mirror the way the US market first started to adopt application security. He is seeing increased interest in the 24/7 “continuous, concurrent assessments” of online security vulnerabilities, as offered by WhiteHat, as opposed to the more “in-out”, intermittent approach traditionally employed.
“Australia is probably about one or two years behind the US market in its approach to managing security and testing for vulnerabilities. It’s no longer an educational issue in the US and companies are now far more proactive, instead of reactive. We are already seeing the emergence of that approach in the Australian market, and expect it to move more rapidly in that direction in the immediate future.
“We see a huge opportunity, with our partner F5, to bring our security solutions, including 24/7 vulnerability assessment, to major Australian companies and organisations, not just to the Australian subsidiaries of our global client companies.”
WhiteHat, with F5, has also forged a partnership for the delivery of security solutions in the Australian market with the NGage Technology Group.