WhiteSource, a pioneer in application security, has rebranded to Mend. Within the Mend Application Security Platform, the business is also delivering the industry's first automatic remediation for custom code security concerns, as well as integrating Mend Supply Chain Defender (previously WhiteSource Diffend) in its JFrog Artifactory plugin. Mend protects all parts of your program by automating repair, prevention, and protection from issue to solution, rather than just detection and proposed solutions.
With revenue increasing by 800% in the previous three years and enterprise net retention reaching 127% in 2021, the firm recruited 350 new clients in the last year. Mend has over 1,000 clients, including more than 25% of the Fortune 100, and is committed to spending its most recent investment ($75 million series D announced in April 2021) on general development as it extends outside the Software Composition Analysis (SCA) industry. This includes the purchase of Diffend in April 2021, as well as the acquisitions of SAST companies Xanitizer and DefenseCode in February of this year. The Mend Application Security Platform is the result of strategic acquisitions and the company's unique automated remediation capabilities. The platform is the first to automatically detect and correct application security gaps including both open source and bespoke code, combining automated remediation for static application security testing (SAST) with Mend's current capacity to do so for software composition analysis (SCA).
"Attackers are increasingly targeting applications as the weakest link to go after organizations, and at the same time, pressure to deliver software faster has never been higher. Organizations face undeniable tension to do both, better. Mend breaks the tradeoff between security and development delivery timelines by providing a solution that automates the reduction of the software attack surface while removing most of the burden of application security, allowing development teams to deliver quality, secure code, faster."
Rami Sass, Co-founder and CEO of Mend
Josh Johnson, Manager of Solutions Architecture, Defy Security said that "Whether open-source or proprietary code, the application security industry has mostly focused on vulnerability detection and management. Mend has an interesting approach of automating the remediation of code vulnerabilities. While the company is announcing this new name, as a partner of Mend, we are excited for it to further its commitment to solving code-based security challenges with automated-remediation. Defy Security looks forward to seeing Mend extend automation for closing security gaps."