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In 3 bullets, summarize why this company is different from the competition and deserves recognition:

Contrast Security’s patented deep security instrumentation is the breakthrough technology that enables highly accurate analysis and always-on protection of an entire application portfolio, without disruptive scanning or expensive security experts.

Contrast Security helps organizations get their application security costs under control and is designed to scale to thousands of applications seamlessly.

Offers unparalleled accuracy, scoring a perfect 100 percent against the 21,000 test cases in the OWASP Benchmark Project while the top legacy tools score only 33 percent.

In less than 300 words, summarize the achievements of the company in the nominated category

Contrast Security continuously protects applications totaling over 2 billion lines of custom code and 7 billion lines of library code. The company believes protecting its customers starts with protecting their software by fundamentally changing the way software is secured in development and production, introducing a new era of self-protecting software. Contrast Security is on track for approximately 100% customer growth in 2018 over 2017 with approximately 150 customers. The company has experienced 150% growth in revenue year-to-date vs 2017, and 140% growth in applications protected.

Unlike its competitors, Contrast Security doesn’t treat the symptoms the way a scanner, sandbox or firewall does. Instead, Contrast Security infuses security testing, attack monitoring and protection directly into the application, like an immune system for applications that inoculates against vulnerabilities and attacks. Simply add Contrast to an application environment, and it starts working immediately without any code or process changes, and without needing security experts. Contrast Security’s Interactive Application Security Testing (IAST) product, Contrast Assess, focuses on vulnerabilities and instantly alerts development teams so they can fix code without disrupting software development. Contrast Security’s Runtime Application Self Protection (RASP) product, Contrast Protect, instantly identifies, monitors and blocks attacks, rendering them ineffective.

Contrast Security differentiates itself through its affordability and scalability, designed to make application security cost-effective and is fully automated across an entire enterprise application portfolio. Contrast Assess reduces the Annual Cost To Secure One Application (ACTSOA) – which includes license, operation, triage, and remediation – from $60,720 for a static analysis based approach to $24,030, roughly a 60% decrease. It reduces the cost of finding vulnerabilities and the need for application security expertise, which cuts 90% of the cost associated with delivering application security by the security team. It also cuts engineering costs by 75% by finding vulnerabilities earlier in the development process.

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