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WhiteHat Security Launches Partner Program

WhiteHat Security partner program provides organizations with access to the entire WhiteHat Sentinel product family of software-as-a-service Website vulnerability management solutions
SANTA CLARA, Calif. " February 9, 2009 " WhiteHat Security, the leading provider of website security solutions, today launched its global partner program, which introduces two levels of partnership to deliver the WhiteHat Sentinel product family to the customers of consultants, resellers and managed security service providers. The WhiteHat Security partner program gives organizations a turnkey solution to offer world-class website security solutions, grow revenue and increase the value of their existing service offerings.

This formal program augments WhiteHat's current partner activity, which includes alliances with leading security technology vendors such as F5 Networks and Breach Security and reseller organizations including Milestone Systems and AccessIT Group, among others.

WhiteHat Security's partner program provides organizations with access to the entire WhiteHat Sentinel product family of industry-leading SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) website vulnerability management solutions. With WhiteHat Sentinel support, partners can effectively measure, monitor and manage website vulnerability remediation as part of a holistic approach to security. For their customers, this means access to the most comprehensive, timely and cost-effective way to gather and manage website vulnerability information.

"Website security is a daunting, constantly-evolving problem for many of our customers as more and more of their business is conducted online," said Michael Kohler, president and CEO of Milestone Systems. "We are excited to be engaged with WhiteHat Security. The ability to incorporate WhiteHat's website security solutions into our own product offerings drastically simplifies the challenge of website security for our customers. In the first month of our relationship, we were able to close a deal with a leading retailer due to the cost-effectiveness and complete coverage of WhiteHat Sentinel. This enables us to focus on the remediation services that demonstrate our value to the customer. "

The WhiteHat Security partner program is designed to provide technical and business support to a range of current and future partners, delivering benefits that will align with each partner's business model: Reseller Partners extend their product and service offerings by reselling or distributing WhiteHat Sentinel solutions. o Consultants: WhiteHat Sentinel provides a more efficient method of Web application assessment, allowing them to focus on higher margin services. o Product Resellers: Partners who sell Web application firewalls benefit from the automated set-up and rules management provided by the WhiteHat / F5 integration. o Managed Security Service Providers: MSSPs can easily integrate Web application security into their existing offering with no overhead. Reference Partners add WhiteHat Sentinel to their other website security services in exchange for a flat referral fee.

Depending on individual partner needs, WhiteHat Security will provide: A comprehensive channel program to support partners, as well as a partner success path program, New customer opportunities through shared leads, Recurring Revenue Model to provide sustained growth, and; Trusted Advisor status leveraging the best Web application security minds.

"Our current, national network of partners has seen the demand for WhiteHat Sentinel solutions increase dramatically as website security becomes a more serious problem for organizations across vertical markets," said Tom Foladare, WhiteHat Director of Business Development. "We look forward to working closely with our partners to employ WhiteHat Sentinel as the cornerstone of new website security offerings, including remediation services, to solidify their expertise and increase value to customers."

WhiteHat Sentinel is currently available in two service levels, Standard Edition (SE) and Premium Edition (PE), for an annual subscription fee. Contact the WhiteHat sales office at (408) 343-8300 for more information.

About WhiteHat Security, Inc. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, WhiteHat Security is the leading provider of website security 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 flexibility, simplicity 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 www.whitehatsec.com.