Photo - (from left) Drew Williams, President & COO, CONZebra; and Wilson Wong, Chairman and MD, CONZebra.
US-based WhiteHat Security has appointed ConZebra, which has its regional headquarters in Malaysia, as its exclusive Asia Pacific strategic partner to offer website risk management security services to organisations in the region.
"We couldn't be more thrilled to have a partner like WhiteHat Security," said CONZebra president and chief operating officer, Drew Williams, speaking in Malaysia on 28 November 2012. "CONZebra looks at our relationship with WhiteHat as a very strategic advantage in the fast-growing Asia Pacific sector, as we combine the industry's highest rated Web app security solution with our own security risk and critical infrastructure solutions and services."
"WhiteHat Security, which offers a real-world perspective on website risk management through real-time, comprehensive website vulnerability scanning, implements what Gartner Group considers to be 'an early pioneer in dynamic application security testing solution, with a strong reputation and momentum for its testing-as-a-service model'," said Williams.
He said that with a Gartner-endorsed backing, thousands of websites are under the monitoring and assessment care of the WhiteHat/CONZebra solution. "Asia, and Southeast Asia, and the greater APAC region including Australia, are powerful influences in cross-industry sectors of technology, communications, environment and essential commodities."
"The need for compliance-related solutions to fortify a strong, safe Web presence, without fear of creating greater security risks to organisations has been just a matter of focus, time and resources. Now we have a solution for the region," said Williams.
No obligation real-time security assessments
During the initial regional launch period to March 2012, CONZebra and WhiteHat are offering no-obligation sector-specific, real-time security assessments to as many organisations as possible, said CONZebra chairman and managing director, Wilson Wong.
"This is an essential offering to show organisations where they are with respect to their own industries and how they are doing from a risk management perspective," said Wong. "Our strategies of combining the power of a proven cloud-based Web solution like WhiteHat Sentinel, with our local team of experts in GRC and critical infrastructure will serve Southeast Asia, as policy mandates and infrastructure concerns become greater issues to address."
"Whether we like it or not," said WhiteHat's founder and chief technology officer, Jeremiah Grossman, "there are some unsavory people out there who will try to hack into our website(s). History and headlines prove that no business, school, government, or personal blog is off limits and out of harm's way. And since the vast majority of websites are riddled with exploitable vulnerabilities, the odds of a bad guy finding a way to break in is in their favour - increasingly so with each passing day."
Condition Zebra (aka "CONZebra"), is headquartered in the United States (Utah), with its APAC headquarters located outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and additional offices being opened in Australia, Taiwan and Thailand.
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