Breach Security Upgrades WebDefend

WebDefend offers organizations more flexibility in their blocking options through the introduction of an in-line appliance

February 3, 2009

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CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 2 -- Breach Security, Inc., the leader in web application integrity, security and compliance, today announced the latest release of its flagship WebDefend(TM) web application firewall appliance, version 3.5. Already recognized for its unique out-of-line deployment and effective blocking capabilities, the new version of WebDefend offers organizations more flexibility in their blocking options through the introduction of an in-line appliance. Based on proven, reliable in-line technology from Breach Security(TM), the new deployment option allows organizations to install WebDefend between their web servers and the Internet for active blocking of web application attacks. No network re-configuration is required. WebDefend will continue to be available as an out-of-line appliance as well.

"Honeywell obviously takes web security seriously and we are extremely pleased to be working with Breach Security to help protect our web servers," said a senior security analyst for Honeywell International. "Breach has always supported us with a mature, quality solution and yet they continue to innovate as web threats continue to evolve."

Other features in WebDefend v3.5 include:

Geographic details for security events: Using advanced geo-location technology, WebDefend v3.5 allows organizations to track the locations of each event. Organizations can map the attack with a single click. This geographical information will help organizations prioritize their protection activities and assist law enforcement in cyber-crime prosecution efforts.

Customizable event views: WebDefend v3.5 includes the ability for organizations to centrally manage the information users see within the management console. Administrators can create role-based views for an individual or specific groups of individuals, ensuring information is only accessible on a "need to know" basis.

Web 2.0 application support: With the release of version 3.5, WebDefend is now the only solution on the market that can protect interactive web applications featuring user-supplied text, such as blogs and wikis.

Enhanced detection engine: Breach Security Labs has updated WebDefend to provide protection against the latest forms of attacks, including lateral SQL injections, email-harvesting robots and file inclusion attacks.

"NTS takes security very seriously and we are extremely pleased to be working with Breach Security to help protect our web servers," said Scott Smith, network security engineer at Network Technology Solutions. "By adding an in-line deployment option to WebDefend, Breach has given us the flexibility we need to monitor and protect our network in ways that maximize security and performance. We look forward to continuing to work with Breach Security well into the future."

In addition to the in-line appliance, Breach Security introduced a right-sized appliance designed specifically for small and medium-sized organizations that want to manage their own web application security. Available from Breach Security and its worldwide network of resellers at the list price of $19,995, the new GX60 appliance secures up to five web sites.

About WebDefend WebDefend is an advanced web application security solution that offers customized, behavior-based analysis for each protected application. Only WebDefend uses a patent-pending profiling system and multiple, collaborative detection engines to ensure the flow of business-critical traffic while supplying complete protection for applications to keep the organizations/ confidential information safe from targeted attacks. WebDefend uniquely provides non-intrusive, effective security for multi-application environments while continuing to provide full blocking capabilities.

WebDefend has been praised for its accurate attack detection and prevention, ease-of-use, performance and targeted Payment Card Industry features in reviews by major industry publications including SC Magazine and Information Security magazine.

About Breach Security, Inc. Breach Security, Inc. is the leading provider of real-time, continuous web application integrity, security and compliance that protects sensitive web-based information. Breach Security's products protect web applications from hacking attacks and data leakage, and ensure applications operate as intended. The company's products are trusted by thousands of organizations around the world, including leaders in finance, healthcare, ecommerce, travel and government. For more information, please visit

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