Cenzic Enhances Web Security Tools For The Cloud

Company announces 6.0 release of ClickToSecure and Cenzic Hailstorm Enterprise ARC offerings

June 18, 2009

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Santa Clara, Calif. " June 16, 2009—Cenzic, the leading provider of Web application vulnerability assessment and risk management solutions today announced the 6.0 release of both its cloud computing infrastructure and on premise software offerings. Continuing to provide automated on-going security assessment of custom and commercial Web applications throughout the software development lifecycle (SDLC), ClickToSecure' 6.0 and Cenzic Hailstorm Enterprise ARC' 6.0, bring strong enhancements focused on integration, support of industry standards, optimized assessment executions, and superior Web crawling technology.

"Cloud-delivered security for securing Web applications offers organizations potential economies of scale and faster ramp-up times to get their applications tested," said Neil MacDonald, VP and Gartner Fellow. "Many enterprises have a backlog of untested applications and cloud-delivered security testing can help accelerate the Web application testing process.

Cloud-based testing services can supplement on-premises testing capabilities in a hybrid model, providing organizations with the flexibility to decide which applications to test themselves, ideally with a unified view across both." With the current state of the economy and cyber attacks at an all time high, many organizations are struggling to protect their Web infrastructure. In particular, organizations lacking specialized IT security staff and resources are turning to cloud based applications like Cenzic ClickToSecure, to reduce costs.

"It is imperative that organizations, large and small ensure their Web applications are secure, given today's threat environment," said Mike Montecillo, security and risk management analyst for Enterprise Management Associates. "Cenzic is already distinctly positioned as an innovative leader in the Web security space with flexible, comprehensive, and configurable software and SaaS solutions. This new 6.0 release for its software (Hailstorm) strengthens Cenzic's position further with integrations into Imperva and IBM ClearQuest among various other new features. The 6.0 release for its SaaS (ClickToSecure) with self-service capabilities while integrating to Web app firewalls, highlights Cenzic's commitment to cloud computing. These offerings provide companies with the flexibility of a software, cloud based service, or a combination of both by leveraging a common platform to address a multitude of needs."

Cenzic Click-to-Secure, Hailstorm Enterprise ARC and Hailstorm Professional 6.0 now include:

  • More self-service capabilities for SaaS customers

    • Significant enhancements to vulnerability findings in Web 2.0 technologies such as Ajax and Flash

    • Real-time monitoring of application assessments with actionable results

    • Integration with Imperva's SecureSphere Web Application Firewall allowing for the export of assessment results

    • User interface and dashboard improvements for ease of use and manageability

    • Full support for CVE and CWE IDs maintained by MITRE

    • Increased scalability with parallel processing to allow for running multiple assessments

    • Improved spidering features to strengthen application coverage

    • Integration with IBM Rational ClearQuest

      "We are committed to staying on top of industry trends and Cenzic's position as a provider of both cloud-delivered and on-premise security software gives customers the flexibility they need, as now more than ever, IT and security departments are called upon to do more with less," said John Weinschenk, president and CEO of Cenzic. "To accommodate the growing adoption of e-commerce and shrinking of IT budgets, we provide offerings that scale from securing a few applications up to large enterprises with thousands of applications, all with the need to protect sensitive customer information and comply with the latest industry regulations."

      New security threats appear at alarming rates and Cenzic stays ahead of the curve via its leading-edge research lab. The lab, traditionally focused on evaluating new security vulnerabilities and feeding custom attacks into the SmartAttack Library, now provides reporting and vulnerability correlations with U.S. Government's CVE and CWE standards.

      About Cenzic Cenzic is the next-generation Web application security assessment and risk management solutions leader. The Cenzic suite of application security solutions fits the need of any company from remote, Software as a Service (ClickToSecure'), for testing one or more applications, to a full enterprise-wide solution (Cenzic Hailstorm' Enterprise ARC) for effectively managing application security risks across an enterprise. Always an innovator, Cenzic has integrated Hailstorm with VMware to enable testing of production Web applications through virtualization—making Cenzic the only company in the industry with a complete solution for assessing Web applications in all stages from development to production. In addition, Cenzic solutions, targeted at financial services, e-retail, high-tech, energy, healthcare and government sectors, are the most accurate, comprehensive and extensible in the industry, empowering organizations to stay on top of unrelenting application security threats.

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