WALTHAM, Mass. -- Watchfire, the worldwide market-leading provider of web application vulnerability assessment software and services, today released updated versions of AppScan® and AppScan® Developer Edition (DE). AppScan 6.5 offers expanded security auditing coverage with integrated Web Services scanning, additional regulatory compliance reporting, including new PCI Data Security Standards, and two new ISO reports. AppScan 6.5 also features improved accuracy capabilities to further reduce false positives and new advanced testing features to meet the unique needs of security auditors, consultants and penetration testers.
"Well-publicized online security breaches and heightened concerns over regulatory compliance demonstrate the ongoing need for web vulnerability scanning, and more and more companies are standardizing on Watchfire as a result," said Michael Weider, CTO, Watchfire. "Regular vulnerability scanning of web applications is vital to catch issues earlier in the development lifecycle and to monitor to protect against new threats after application deployment. AppScan 6.5 builds on Watchfire's market leadership by addressing emerging customer needs, such as reducing false positives, Web Services scanning and new PCI and ISO compliance reporting. These features, and our commitment to the unique needs of penetration testers, are reson ating with international and domestic customers and partners."