Tokyo, Japan-based security company NTT Security Corporation is to acquire WhiteHat Security, a San Jose, CA-based application security provider committed to securing applications that run enterprises’ businesses.
The amount of the deal was not disclosed.
The acquisition positions NTT Security as one of the most comprehensive pure-play cybersecurity services companies. Post-acquisition, WhiteHat Security will operate as an independent, wholly-owned subsidiary of NTT Security Corporation.
The deal expands NTT Security’s portfolio, allowing its customers and partners to benefit from WhiteHat Security’s cloud-based Application Security Platform. WhiteHat’s customers and partners will have access to NTT Security’s consulting and advisory services, along with their next-generation platform based Managed Security Services.
Craig Hinkley, CEO, WhiteHat Security provides developers with tools and services to write and deliver secure software at speed. The WhiteHat Application Security Platform is empowering DevSecOps by continuously assessing the risk for organizations’ software assets and helping them to embed security throughout the software life cycle (SLC).
The company also has regional offices across the U.S. and Europe.
Led by Katsumi Nakata, Chief Executive Officer, NTT Security is the specialized security company for NTT Group. With embedded security, it enables NTT Group companies to deliver resilient business solutions for clients’ digital transformation needs. The company has 10 Security Operations Centers (SOCs), seven R&D centers, over 1,500 security experts and handles hundreds of thousands of security incidents annually across six continents.