SC Magazine Readers Designate WhiteHat Security as a Finalist in 2012 Awards for Best Enterprise Security Solution

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 29, 2011) - WhiteHat Security, the Web security company, has been named a finalist in the Best Enterprise Security Solution category by the 2012 SC Magazine Awards. Readers selected WhiteHat Sentinel as one of the information security industry's most effective solutions, addressing one of the most critical IT security challenges, website security. WhiteHat Sentinel was recognized as a top product in the Reader Trust Award competition, which honors best-in-class security products and services chosen by SC Magazine's esteemed reader base.

Vendors and service providers who offer a product and/or service for the commercial, government, educational, nonprofit or other industries entered the Reader Trust category.

The WhiteHat Sentinel solution was selected from hundreds of entries submitted across 33 technology categories. Winners will be selected by the wide distribution of SC Magazine readers -- security and technology experts from large, medium and small enterprises from all major vertical markets.

"This is one of the most exciting and illuminating award categories, as the finalists have to demonstrate the unique combination of strength in product, organization and fight against cybercrime to secure the vote of our readers," said SC Magazine Editor-in-Chief Illena Armstrong. "Congratulations to those that represent industry leadership not only to SC Magazine editors but the Magazine's real judges: the readers."

In its 15th year, the information security industry's most prominent accolade, the annual SC Awards, showcase the best solutions, services and professionals while recognizing achievement and technical excellence. SC Magazine distinguishes the achievements of the security professionals in the trenches, the innovations happening in the vendor and service provider communities and the passionate work of government, commercial and nonprofits -- all working to help improve global security.

"2011 has marked an incredible year for the security industry and for WhiteHat Security," said Stephanie Fohn, chief executive officer, WhiteHat Security. "As Web application security become even more important, we're honored to be recognized by the readers of SC Magazine as the only website vulnerability management solution that can scale to deliver actionable results with zero-false positives, making any size site -- or organization -- more secure."

"This year, we mixed things up a bit and added four new categories: Best Cloud Computing Security, Best Fraud Prevention Solution, Best NAC Product and Best Database Security -- driving even more submissions than the previous year," said Illena Armstrong, editor-in-chief, SC Magazine. At the SC Awards gala, we look forward to celebrating the brave men and women battling a new era of cyber crime, where stealthy and persistent threats are stealing the daily headlines. We look forward to hearing the stories of innovation and victory, as we encounter a new frontier of corporate security threats designed to steal the heart of an organization, data."

Winners of this year's SC Magazine Awards US will be announced at a gala dinner and award ceremony to be held in San Francisco on Tuesday, February 28, 2012. The event is a night filled with excitement, along with an invaluable opportunity to network with the top corporate IT professionals in attendance. To attend the Awards, please register at http://www.cvent.com/d/scqm6b/4W.

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About WhiteHat Security
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 control that organizations need to 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.