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Cable Technology Feature Article

December 14, 2009

WhiteHat Sentinel Powers New Fortify-on-Demand Dynamic Analysis Capability

By Jyothi Mahalingham, TMCnet Contributor

Whitehall Security, a Santa Clara, Calid.-based provider of Web risk management solutions reportedly entered into technology relationship with Fortify Software a provider of Software Security Assurance solutions.
This partnership will let Fortify utilize the demonstrated Web site risk management platform of WhiteHat’s Sentinel to better the dynamic analysis option available in its Fortify on Demand software. Also WhiteHat is the only Software-as-a-Service solution provider that is currently providing in-depth details on genuine risk exposures inside a Web site code during the initial development and all through the phases of the development and usage lifecycle.  
It is expected that the mixture of WhiteHat’s SaaS (News - Alert) Web application review technology and Fortify’s static code testing potentials will deliver precise capabilities to identify and resolve website risk vulnerabilities. The availability of WhiteHat’s dynamic analysis will allow the Fortify-on-demand users to identify the susceptible Web sites during quality assurance test stage to check the coding errors accurately for rectification and save time.   
'Our Fortify-on-Demand customers desire a way to quickly test and score the security of their web-based applications as part of their overall software security assurance strategy,' Barmak Meftah, senior vice president of products and technology at Fortify Software, said. 'WhiteHat's Sentinel SaaS platform provides us with dynamic analysis capabilities that are complimentary to our own award-winning static analysis technology. Additionally, WhiteHat Sentinel's SaaS platform and Open XML API provide a straightforward way to combine our two technologies, allowing us to offer our customers correlated results that enable them to identify and reduce risk in their applications faster and more broadly than before.'
“We are pleased that Fortify selected the WhiteHat Sentinel platform to power the dynamic analysis capability in Fortify on Demand,” said Bill Pennington, senior vice president, services, WhiteHat Security. This partnership unites leaders in their respective categories and gives customers an accurate, reliable, scalable solution for application security.”
“Additionally, the integration of our two technologies empowers customers, providing them with near-perfect certainty levels which enable them to focus on real issues and build a strong website risk management program that is tightly linked with their application development process,” Pennington said.
The WhiteHat Security partner program provides turnkey type of solutions for companies on website risk management with technical and business support for increased growth and earning potentials.

Jyothi Mahalingham is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jyothi's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Amy Tierney