Founded in 2014 by Jeff Williams (CTO) and Arshan Dabirsiaghi (Chief Scientist), Contrast Security is the world’s leading provider of security technology that enables software applications to protect themselves against cyberattacks, heralding the new era of self-protecting software.
Contrast’s patented deep security instrumentation is the breakthrough technology that enables highly accurate assessment and always-on protection of an entire application portfolio, without disruptive scanning or expensive security experts. Only Contrast has sensors that work actively inside applications to uncover vulnerabilities, prevent data breaches, and secure the entire enterprise from development, to operations, to production.
Contrast Security is one of the first companies to enable enterprise-grade application security that’s both easy to deploy and use in the cloud. Its solutions, Contrast Assess and Contrast Protect, work together continuously across popular development (Agile, waterfall, hybrid, etc.) and deployment (DevOps, cloud, containers, hybrid, etc.) methods. With Contrast Security, organizations using AWS enjoy the agility of self-protecting software across the software development lifecycle.
Contrast Assess provides organizations with a proven application security testing solution. It infuses software with vulnerability assessment capabilities that can automatically flag security flaws. It does so while working with virtually all the tools customers are using to build, test or deploy code on AWS. The result is a highly accurate, sustained vulnerability assessment tool that scales across any application’s lifecycle.
Contrast Protect provides organizations with deep security instrumentation that infuses monitoring, detection and response into the application runtime environment. With Protect, applications can accurately monitor and block attacks in real-time on AWS, where traditional tools and Web Applications Firewalls (WAFs) can lack visibility. With security embedded into an organization’s software, it scales organically in the cloud taking advantage of the elasticity advantages the cloud provides.
Together, Contrast Assess and Contrast Protect provide organizations with a comprehensive self-protecting software solution that works on the cloud and off, during an application’s development through deployment. It’s a continuous approach that marries security with the DevOps process without impacting performance.