WhiteHat Security, a leader in application security, announced it has changed its name to NTT Application Security. The new name will not affect any change in ownership and provides a closer identity with the parent company of which it remains a wholly owned, independent subsidiary.
NTT Application Security will continue to be powered by WhiteHat’s cloud-based application security platform.
The name change is the next step in progression following the acquisition of WhiteHat Security by NTT Security Corporation in July 2019. The move reinforces the two security-focused companies’ intention to communicate a unified strategy for serving its global customers, partners and prospects with the most innovative cybersecurity solutions in the market.
“Working with NTT means that you’re now backed by one of the largest organizations and most recognizable brands in technology. Now, as NTT Application Security, our partners will be able to leverage NTT’s global brand recognition — including NTT’s sponsorship of this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo — and a portfolio of world-class solutions to their customers,” said David Gerry, Chief Revenue Officer at NTT Application Security, a San Jose, Calif.-based provider of application security. “While our name is changing, NTT Application Security will continue to operate independently and prioritize our ability to enable, support and drive business through our incredible footprint of channel partners.”
NTT Application Security CEO Craig Hinkley added, “While our name has changed, our mission has not; we are still laser-focused on solving the fundamental problem of the cyber threat landscape — finding and remediating vulnerabilities in web applications. This is an exciting time for the company, and we look forward to continuing to serve our impressive roster of world-class clients that have trusted WhiteHat to secure their businesses for nearly 20 years.”
Alongside the name change, NTT Application Security will play a critical role in NTT’s integrated platform strategy and continue to bolster the organization’s enterprise application security capabilities.
“Over the course of nearly two decades, WhiteHat Security has earned its reputation as an industry pioneer and a trusted advisor for Fortune 500 clients who are at the forefront of today’s digital revolution,” said Kazu Yozawa, CEO at NTT Security. “Now, as NTT Application Security, the company is better positioned to leverage NTT’s global brand recognition to help accelerate its mission of driving the future of application security.”
NTT Application Security will debut its new brand to industry professionals, prospects and media at Black Hat USA 2021, scheduled August 4-5 in Las Vegas. Attendees interested in learning more can speak with the NTT Application Security team by visiting booth #2066.
For more information about NTT Application Security, visit whitehatsec.com.