SOURCE: Cenzic

Cenzic

November 09, 2009 09:38 ET

Cenzic Offers Free "HealthCheck" for Website Security

Application Security Assessment Identifies Security Holes in Websites and Provides Remediation Help

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - November 9, 2009) - Cenzic Inc., a provider of software and SaaS products to protect websites against hacker attacks, announced today a new limited time program for small businesses in need of securing their organization. The Cenzic HealthCheck program is offering the first 500 SMBs* a free application vulnerability assessment performed by Cenzic Web security experts using the companies ClickToSecure managed service solution.

"As an SMB we realize the severity of Web threats and data breaches," said Genady Vishnevetsky, director of IT operations and security for Paymetric. "Yet, we did not have the expertise or resources in-house to fully protect ourselves. I would recommend the HealthCheck program for anyone in this situation."

As part of the HealthCheck, Cenzic will scan the Web pages of participating organizations to check for some of the most common application vulnerabilities or "holes" that hackers can exploit such as Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), Cross Frame Scripting, Password Autocomplete, and others. Then, participants will receive a free PDF report containing:


-- An assessment summary of your website's "holes" (security flaws) and easy-to-read severity charts

-- A prioritized listing of your most vulnerable website URLs

-- A description of the security flaws and remediation suggestions for fixing them


"In spite of regulatory compliance issues like PCI DSS, AB1950, GLBA and continuous hacking of websites, most organizations still don't quite understand issues around Web vulnerabilities. With this in mind, we really wanted to offer a free program to help companies understand how vulnerable and exposed their sites are," said Mandeep Khera CMO for Cenzic. "Most small to medium sized companies are lucky to have an IT person and most likely he or she is a 'jack of all trades' doing software support, configuring networks and also in charge of the companies computer security. They lack resources and application security expertise. HealthCheck is a first step for these companies to educate themselves, and start plugging some of these serious holes before hackers can cause severe damage."

Of the 100 million plus websites live today, less than three percent are considered somewhat secure, according to the 2009 Trends Report. With hacker attacks at an all time high, Cenzic is committed to making sure that every website is secure. HealthCheck was created to ensure that even companies who believe they can't afford security can get help in securing their websites. HealthCheck is a continuation of the No Website Left Behind ™ program launched by Cenzic in 2006 to help universities and charitable organizations.

For more information, official terms or to sign-up for the HealthCheck program, visit https://www.cenzic.com/assets/hc2009pre/index.html.

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 many 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.

* free security assessment for the first 500 qualified applicants

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