Cenzic Enhances Flagship Web Security Offering

Cenzic Hailstorm 6.5 enhancements include an open API, increased security

March 4, 2010

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/03/10 -- -- RSA San Francisco -- Cenzic, the leading provider of Web application vulnerability assessment and risk management solutions, today announced the 6.5 release of its on premise software offerings including Hailstorm Professional and Hailstorm Enterprise Application Risk Controller (ARC). Continuing to provide automated on-going security assessment of custom and commercial Web applications throughout the software development lifecycle (SDLC), Cenzic Hailstorm 6.5 brings strong enhancements that include an open API (Application Programming Interface), increased security, optimized user interface, and superior Web crawling technology.

"Most enterprises are starting to move up on the application security maturity model," said Mandeep Khera, chief marketing officer of Cenzic. "As customers roll solutions out to the entire enterprise with a focus on Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), integrations between applications become critical. This notion is the impetus behind Cenzic's new Hailstorm 6.5 release, which now easily integrates with more enterprise applications than ever before. Coupled with the breakthroughs in Web crawling and intuitive user interface, today's release ensures that enterprises can continue to protect their websites against hackers while future-proofing their data centers."

Hailstorm is Cenzic's flagship software product that manages Web security risk and is built for the entire organization -- Information Security, Developers, QA, Compliance Officers, and Executives -- to run assessments and view results/status in a Web-enabled, intelligent dashboard. The dashboard provides a standardized platform to manage Web security risk throughout the enterprise without losing control and asking developers and QA professionals to become security experts.

"The amount of high profile cyber attacks against businesses and government continues to increase along with the sophistication of attacks," said Paul Roberts, senior analyst, 451 Group. "One of the problems lies in not having the technology to integrate advanced solutions into already complex data centers. Tools such as Cenzic's are crucial for businesses and authorities as they work to protect their assets from hackers."

Cenzic Hailstorm Enterprise ARC 6.5 now includes:

-- Open API enables enterprise integrations to other applications

-- Significant webcrawling improvements, which allow customers to initiate comprehensive security scans against a wider variety of Web applications built with diverse web technologies

-- Enhanced enterprise capabilities such as asynchronous execution engines, floating licensing and logging improvements

-- Improved user interface for easier group workflow and highlighting additional details on assessments, severity levels, and user comments

Cenzic is committed to helping the technology industry build and maintain more secure applications and to staying on top of the latest industry trends. To this end, Cenzic recently introduced, ClicktoSecure Cloud, a self-service, completely cloud based Web application security assessment solution targeted at helping small and medium sized businesses secure their Web applications with pricing starting as low as $399. And with new security threats appearing at alarming rates, Cenzic via its leading-edge research lab helps the industry stay current on vulnerabilities through the publication of its half-yearly Cenzic Trend Report. The Q3-Q4 2009 Trends Report is available at http://www.cenzic.com/downloads/Cenzic_AppSecTrends_Q3-Q4-2009.pdf.

About Cenzic Cenzic, a trusted provider of software and SaaS security products, helps organizations secure their websites against hacker attacks. Cenzic focuses on Web Application Security, automating the process of identifying security defects at the Web application level where more than 75 percent of hacker attacks occur. Our dynamic, black box Web application testing is built on a non-signature-based technology that finds more "real" vulnerabilities as well as provides vulnerability management, risk management, and compliance for regulations and industry standards such as PCI. Cenzic solutions help secure the websites of numerous Fortune 1000 companies, all major security companies, leading government agencies and universities, and hundreds of SMB companies -- overall helping to secure trillions of dollars of e-commerce transactions. The Cenzic solution suite fits the needs of companies across all industries, from a cloud solution (Cenzic ClickToSecure Cloud), to testing remotely via our managed service (Cenzic ClickToSecure' Managed), to a full enterprise software product (Cenzic Hailstorm' Enterprise ARC) for managing security risks across the entire company.

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Contact Information: Tami Casey Kulesa Faul for Cenzic (650) 340-1984 Email Contact

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