High-Tech Bridge announces Fortinet partnership to accelerate DevSecOps and CI/CD for web apps

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Global Application Security Testing (AST) firm High-Tech Bridge has announced a partnership with Fortinet, which aims to accelerate DevSecOps and CI/CD for web applications, web services and APIs.

Enabling simple, cost-effective, agile and reliable application security testing, the joint system allows organisations to remedy web application vulnerabilities within minutes, the company said - including security flaws affecting REST/SOAP APIs and single page applications.

With a zero false-positives SLA, High-Tech Bridge’s ImmuniWeb AI Platform detects sophisticated security flaws through machine learning and artificial intelligence, allowing users to test both internal and external web apps and use award-winning IAST technology.

Audit results are then imported to Fortinet’s FortiWeb, where virtual patching automatically creates new WAF rulesets to protect against any freshly-discovered weaknesses.

The FortiWeb web application firewall also provides advanced features that defend web apps from known and zero-day threats, with dual-layer AI-based engines detecting them with almost no false positives.

“Modern organizations face a continuously growing landscape of security tasks of increasing sophistication,” said Ilia Kolochenko, High-Tech Bridge founder and CEO. “The challenge is exacerbated by a global cybersecurity skills shortage and a large number of different security products required to enable continuous security monitoring, risk-based remediation and cyber resilience.

“At High-Tech Bridge, we are excited to join our efforts with global cybersecurity leader Fortinet to deliver a turnkey application security solution. Our research in AI and Machine Learning technology offers unprecedented accuracy, speed and reliability to our clientele.”

The combined system eliminates the “perilous gap” that occurs when newly-detected security flaws remain unaddressed and exploitable – ultimately enabling web developers to properly test and deploy a security patch without exposing their company to the risk of data breach, High-Tech Bridge added.

“The Fortinet Security Fabric’s open architecture, APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) and ease of integration with complementary technologies from our alliance partners enable highly effective security solutions to address customer needs,” said Neil Prasad, Senior Director of Product Marketing and Global Technology Alliances at Fortinet.

“We welcome High-Tech Bridge in our Fortinet technology alliance partner program and ecosystem, and look forward to our collaboration to provide a more secure future for all our customers.”

Daniel Todd

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