HackerOne Acquires PullRequest to Power Developer-First Security Testing Solutions
Acquisition Expands HackerOne Community with Expert Source Code Reviewers, Will Augment Solutions Portfolio so Customers Innovate Faster while Increasing Resistance to Attack
SAN FRANCISCO, April 28, 2022 — HackerOne, the world’s most trusted provider of ethical hacking solutions, today announced its acquisition of PullRequest, the pioneer of code-review-as-a-service. PullRequest’s technology and code reviewers will enable developer-first security testing solutions. These changes will ultimately help customers release trustworthy software faster by embedding expert security reviewers within their software development lifecycles (SDLCs).
“Developer-first is the future of application and cloud security. Over 70% of organizations claim to integrate aspects of security earlier in development to minimize their attack resistance gap, yet less than 25% of security issues are found during development. Clearly, something more is needed,” said HackerOne co-founder and chief technology officer Alex Rice. “We're bringing feedback from security experts to the developer workflow so they can quickly fix bugs and get back to building.”
Security remains a notorious blocker to innovation as organizations race to remain competitive in an increasingly digital world. Nearly half of developers feel more responsibility for security as their organizations prioritize security earlier in the SDLC. Code-review-as-a-service enables developers to identify issues faster with direct real-time feedback to make better code changes so high-quality, secure code ships to production.
PullRequest is trusted by thousands of organizations, from small startups to internet giants and government organizations. PullRequest offers code review to its customers via its reviewer community of senior-level developers, with expertise spanning platforms, from web to mobile, and all common coding languages and frameworks including React, Python, and Node. All reviewers are extensively background checked, evaluated for aptitude, and hold years of experience as software engineers at leading technology companies in Silicon Valley.
“We founded PullRequest to help developers produce high-quality code, and quality is inseparable from security and privacy,” said Lyal Avery, CEO and founder of PullRequest. “Together, HackerOne and PullRequest will expand our now united mission to better serve all those working to build a safer internet for everyone.”
The acquisition builds upon HackerOne’s focus on reducing their customers’ attack resistance gap — the space between what organizations can defend and what they need to defend – by offering software testing closer to development. To learn the elements of the gap, how to measure it, and how a multi-pronged approach helps close it, read HackerOne’s 2022 Attack Resistance Report.
HackerOne empowers the world to build a safer internet by giving organizations access to the largest global community of highly skilled ethical hackers. Armed with an extensive database of vulnerability trends and industry benchmarks, the hacker community mitigates cyber risk by searching, finding, and safely reporting real-world security weaknesses for organizations across industries and attack surfaces. Customers include The U.S. Department of Defense, Dropbox, General Motors, GitHub, Goldman Sachs, Google, Hyatt, Lufthansa, Microsoft, MINDEF Singapore, Nintendo, PayPal, Slack, Twitter, and Yahoo. HackerOne was ranked fifth on the Fast Company World’s Most Innovative Companies list for 2020.
PullRequest is passionate about code quality. Its core objective is to help developers from one-person startups to Fortune 500 teams produce high-quality code. By combining AI, professional reviewers, and tooling, PullRequest helps development teams ship code faster, with improved quality and reduced development lifecycle costs over time. Based in Austin, Texas and the San Francisco Bay Area, PullRequest was founded in May 2017 and went through the Y Combinator (S17) accelerator program.