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NTT Security Acquires Application Security Provider WhiteHat Security

March 06, 2019 / Jessica Lyons Hardcastle

NTT Security, the cybersecurity arm of Japanese telecommunications giant NTT, signed an agreement to buy application security provider WhiteHat Security for an undisclosed amount. After the acquisition closes, WhiteHat Security will operate as an independent, wholly-owned subsidiary of NTT Security.“As an industry, we’ve realized very lately that the application is what matters. They run our finances, our military, our defense systems, our personal and social life, and yet they are horribly protected,” said WhiteHat Security Chief Strategy Officer Joseph Feiman in an interview at this week’s RSA Conference.“NTT Security is focused on protecting IT infrastructure, and with more applications running on that IT infrastructure that need to be secured, WhiteHat fills a very important gap in their portfolio,” added Setu Kulkarni, WhiteHat’s vice president of strategy and business development.WhiteHat’s cloud-based platform addressed this problem using a DevSecOps model. It continuously scans...