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WhiteHat Security Adds Denim Group as its Premium Integration Partner

New WhiteHat Sentinel and Snort® IPS Integration Provides Security Teams In-depth Insight to Prevent and Mitigate Web Application Attacks

WhiteHat Security, the leading provider of website risk management solutions, today announced its Premium Integration Partnership with Denim Group, an IT consultancy that develops secure software and helps organizations assess and mitigate risks with their existing software. The partnership’s first project, which enables integration between WhiteHat Sentinel and Snort®, the leader in open source intrusion prevention systems (IPS), provides security and network operations personnel with targeted, real-time intelligence about sophisticated attacks against Web applications.

Denim Group developed technology based on the WhiteHat Sentinel open XML application programming interface (API), allowing for a seamless integration with Snort®. The WhiteHat open API is easy to configure, allowing companies to quickly and securely begin generating Snort® rules for specific vulnerabilities. Denim Group helps WhiteHat customers automate and connect what have traditionally been manual processes and disparate security tools to create a stronger application security program. Additionally, Denim Group services complement WhiteHat Sentinel’s complete website vulnerability management with source code review, source code remediation, and custom process integration.

“As WhiteHat’s Premium Integration Partner, this is the first of many initiatives to extend the Sentinel platform,” said Dan Cornell, Principal of Denim Group. “We look forward to working with WhiteHat customers in maximizing the value of their Sentinel investment as well as optimizing the effectiveness of their application security programs.” The WhiteHat Sentinel product family is composed of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) website security solutions that deliver the visibility, flexibility and manageability organizations need to take control of website security and prevent Web attacks. WhiteHat Sentinel was built from the ground up to assess the largest and most complex websites in the world on an ongoing basis. Today, WhiteHat executes rigorous and ongoing security testing on thousands of the world’s leading websites, including many Fortune 500 companies. In addition to Snort®, the WhiteHat Sentinel XML API enables data exchange with Web application firewalls (WAF), bug tracking systems and security information and event management systems (SIEM) to provide complete website risk management.

“Partnering with Denim Group provides WhiteHat Sentinel customers with the tools to strengthen their application security programs,” said Kevin Overcash, vice president of product management, WhiteHat Security. “The combination of WhiteHat Sentinel, the standard-bearer for website vulnerability management, Snort®, and the Denim Group’s value-added application security services delivers WhiteHat Sentinel customers a comprehensive plan of attack for managing website threats.”

The WhiteHat Sentinel API for Snort® is available immediately, free of charge, to all Sentinel customers. To learn more about WhiteHat Sentinel and the Snort® integration, please visit, contact the WhiteHat sales office at (408) 343-8300, or email To learn more about Denim Group, visit: or email:
Snort® is a registered trademark of Sourcefire, Inc.

About Denim Group

Denim Group develops secure software, helps organizations assess and mitigate risk with existing software, and provides training on best practices in software security. Denim Group has worked with a range of Fortune 500 companies and public sector organizations, bringing a focused software development approach to the world of software security. The Company provides clients with secure .NET and Java development services and remediates serious software flaws in existing application portfolios. Denim Group also identifies vulnerabilities and quantifies risks that vulnerable applications represent through assessments, code reviews, and application-focused penetration testing. Training complements Denim Group’s development and testing services by helping organizations build an internal competency in secure software development and testing through a combined classroom instruction and e-Learning approach.

Denim Group is a strong contributor to the larger application security community, and has been involved with the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) since shortly after its inception. Additionally, Denim Group was ranked in Inc. Magazine’s 5,000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America in 2008 and 2009.

About WhiteHat Security, Inc.

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 visibility, flexibility 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. To learn more about WhiteHat Security, please visit our website at