Signal Sciences, the fastest growing web application security company in the world, today announced ongoing rapid growth and key milestones as it celebrates its fifth anniversary. The company continues to increase its customer count and revenue by more than 100 percent year-over-year, and maintains more than 98 percent customer retention for its award-winning next-gen web application firewall (WAF) and runtime application self-protection (RASP) solution. This strong demand fueled significant product innovation, growth in employee headcount, and office expansion.
As adoption spreads quickly across industry segments, the Signal Sciences next-gen WAF and RASP solution significantly reduces risk for customers by identifying and stopping unique attackers every minute. The solution has scaled massively over the past five years, and currently protects more than 25,000 applications and over one trillion web requests every month.
“Five years into our history, our growth trajectory and broad customer adoption fully validates our vision for a better approach to cybersecurity,” said Andrew Peterson, CEO at Signal Sciences. “Over the next five years, our talented and passionate team will drive our company and the industry to even greater levels of success, as we continue to disrupt the legacy WAF market for the benefit of businesses everywhere.”
Next-Gen WAF and RASP Customer Momentum
Rapid adoption has more than doubled customer count each year as organizations—including Under Armour, Chick-fil-A, Investing.com, One Medical, and many others—deploy Signal Sciences for comprehensive, scalable threat protection and security visibility. Built to scale, Signal Sciences is used to protect the world’s largest web applications, microservices, and APIs against more than 100 million web attacks every month, such as OWASP attacks, account takeovers, bad bots, DDoS, and more.
Signal Sciences’ patented technology eliminates the learning, tuning, and complexity required by legacy WAF solutions, leading to trusted deployment in fully automated blocking mode by a full 95 percent of customers.
“Signal Sciences gives our teams the visibility and confidence to protect our customer-facing mobile and web applications,” said Alex Attumalil, director of global security at Under Armour. “The ease of deploying the platform and its detection and mitigation capabilities let our developers focus on innovation and building incredible customer experiences for the brand and not worry that we’re protected—it simply works.”
Product Innovation and Partnerships
With enterprise architectures coming in more shapes and sizes than ever, flexible deployment is critically important. Signal Sciences recently added Cloud WAF to its award-winning solution, providing the most flexible WAF and RASP deployment options for any cloud, any container, any PaaS, or any IaaS with full feature parity and a unified management system across platforms. Industry partnerships further extend the solution’s value as an integrated part of each customer’s environment and cybersecurity strategy. Signal Sciences is the only next-gen WAF to offer more than 30 integrations with the most common DevOps tools and security platforms, including Slack, Jira, PagerDuty, Datadog, Splunk, and Cisco Threat Response, among others.
“As organizations adopt cloud and DevOps, real-time application security must be an integral part of their agile culture—and Signal Sciences is committed to that approach when it comes to protecting apps in a modern app development environment,” said Steve Gross, senior director, strategic ecosystem development at PagerDuty. “Our integration with Signal Sciences adds security functionality to PagerDuty’s platform so teams are alerted immediately to any potential security vulnerabilities or operational issues as they arise, ensuring customers can proactively respond and maintain the highest level of protection and performance.”
Employee Growth and Office Expansion
Signal Sciences has doubled its employee headcount annually since its inception, adding close to 100 employees in the past year. The company recently bolstered its executive leadership team with strategic new hires, including Sharon Thompson, who joined as vice president of marketing, and Jessica Carroll, who leads human resources and talent acquisition as vice president of people. As top cybersecurity talent continues to join its ranks, Signal Sciences expanded its Los Angeles headquarters earlier this year to accommodate aggressive growth. The addition of close to 10,000 square feet of custom high tech space underscores the company’s commitment to wide-scale market expansion and technology innovation.
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About Signal Sciences
Signal Sciences is the fastest growing web application security company in the world. With its award-winning next-gen WAF and RASP solution, Signal Sciences protects over 25,000 applications and over a trillion production requests per month. Signal Sciences’ patented architecture provides organizations working in a modern development environment with comprehensive and scalable threat protection and security visibility. The company works with some of the world’s most recognizable companies, like Under Armour and WeWork, across industries, including five of the top ecommerce companies, five of the largest software companies, in addition to many others in the financial services, retail, healthcare, media and entertainment, and government sectors. Signal Sciences is the recipient of InfoWorld’s Technology of the Year and Computing’s DevOps Excellence Award for Best DevOps Security Tool. For more information, visit Signal Sciences or follow @SignalSciences.
Director of Communications, Signal Sciences
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