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WhiteHat Security Named on the 28th Annual Inc. 500 List

Company Ranks 495th Among America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- WhiteHat Security, the leading provider of website risk management solutions, today announced the Company has been ranked 495th by Inc. magazine's 28th annual Inc. 500, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. This is WhiteHat's first appearance on the list.

"If you want to know which companies are going to change the world, look at the Inc. 500," said Inc. editor Jane Berentson. "These are the most dynamic, fast-growth companies in the nation, the ones finding innovative solutions to problems, creating smart systems and inventing products we soon discover we can't live without. The Inc. 500 list is Inc. magazine's tribute to American business ingenuity and ambition."

With more than 1,500 websites under management, WhiteHat provides comprehensive website risk management solutions to identify and mitigate website threats. WhiteHat's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) flagship solution, WhiteHat Sentinel, is a website vulnerability assessment solution that combines proprietary, patented assessment technology with expert analysis to deliver visibility, flexibility and control over website security. With a combination of solid partnerships, growing revenues, as well as on-going award wins for its product innovation and visionary management, the Company is recognized on the Inc. 500 list for its evident achievements alongside other strong private companies.

"Organizations worldwide are starting to recognize that website security is about managing risk and gaining control over website threats," said Stephanie Fohn, CEO, WhiteHat Security, Inc. "Being among the top 500 private companies in the nation underscores the success of our efforts in educating the industry about the importance of operationalizing website security and providing our customers with solutions that protect mission-critical information and reduce the opportunity for risk."

The 2009 Inc. 500, unveiled in the September issue of Inc. magazine (available on newsstands August 17 to November 15) and on Inc.com, reported aggregate revenue of $18.4 billion -- up significantly from last year's $13.7 billion -- and a median three-year growth rate of 880.5 percent. The companies on this year's list are also responsible for creating more than 55,000 jobs since their founding, making the Inc. 500 perhaps the best example of the impact private, fast-growing companies can have on the overall U.S. economy.

Complete information on this year's Inc. 500, including company profiles and a list of the fastest-growing companies that can be sorted by industry and region can be found at www.inc5000.com.

About Inc. Magazine

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures LLC, Inc. (www.inc.com) is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today's innovative company builders. With a total paid circulation of 712,961, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology. Visit us online at Inc.com.

About the Inc. 500|5000 Conference

Each year, Inc. and Inc.com celebrate the remarkable achievements of today's entrepreneurial superstars -- the privately held small businesses that drive our economy. The Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony brings together members of the Inc. 5000 community, both a new class of Inc. 5000 honorees and the list's alumni, for three days of powerful networking, inspired learning, and momentous celebration. Please join us September 23-25, 2009, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. For more information about the 2009 Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony, and to register, visit www.Inc5000event.com. Stay connected with Inc. Events by following @IncEvents on Twitter.

About WhiteHat Security, Inc.

Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, WhiteHat Security is the leading provider of website risk management solutions that protect critical data, ensure compliance and narrow the window of risk. WhiteHat Sentinel, the company's flagship product family, is the most accurate, complete and cost-effective website vulnerability management solution available. It delivers the visibility, flexibility, and manageability that organizations need to take control of website security and prevent Web attacks. Furthermore, WhiteHat Sentinel enables automated mitigation of website vulnerabilities via integration with Web application firewalls. To learn more about WhiteHat Security, please visit our website at www.whitehatsec.com.

    Contact:
    Dawn van Hoegaerden               Rachel Miller
    WhiteHat Security                 SHIFT Communications
    408-343-8300                      617-779-1856
    dawn@whitehatsec.com              whitehat@shiftcomm.com

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