SOURCE: Cenzic

October 08, 2007 08:15 ET

ControlScan Powers Up Product Offerings With Cenzic Web Application Security Solutions

PCI Compliance Scanning Vendor Offers Hailstorm Enterprise ARC to Client Base

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - October 8, 2007) - Cenzic Inc., a leading provider of application security vulnerability assessment and risk management solutions, today announced that ControlScan, a market leader in e-commerce security, has added Cenzic Hailstorm® Enterprise ARC to their full suite of security solutions. With this addition, ControlScan now has the most vigorous and comprehensive tool for penetration testing and vulnerability assessments, ensuring that their clients' Web applications will remain secure and protected against the latest hacking vulnerabilities and cybercrimes.

ControlScan, who provides third party evaluation and assessment services, added Cenzic Hailstorm Enterprise ARC to the company's lineup of security offerings to meet the need for increased emphasis on Web application security. Additionally, the company's manual testing practices were extremely time-consuming and there were increasing requests from customers for a solution that could accurately and effectively review applications on their Web sites. ControlScan sought to find a more effective application vulnerability and test automation solution that would meet industry and company standards, as well as client demands. Under the agreement, ControlScan will provide a managed service of application security scans that will be powered by Cenzic.

"After researching products from Cenzic, Acunetix and WatchFire, we identified Hailstorm Enterprise ARC as the best fit," said Richard Stanton, CEO of ControlScan. "Cenzic's ease of use, ability to customize attacks and low false-positive rates combined with the industry's only intelligent dash board and HARM for quantitative scoring and reporting were all features and functionalities we found superior to the competition. In addition, the breath of knowledge, the professional attitude of the Cenzic staff, and industry regard for the Cenzic solutions were contributing factors to our decision."

ControlScan has added Hailstorm Enterprise ARC, as their Web application security component for their entire lineup of Internet security solutions, including server scans, PCI scans and EVSSL (Extended Validation -- Secure Sockets Layer) certification. Hailstorm allows the most comprehensive, accurate and extensible solution for legacy and Web 2.0 applications, with customized security tests along with robust and flexible reporting and remediation for the most accurate, dependable form of application security.

"ControlScan's increased emphasis on Web application security is a boon for their customers," said John Weinschenk, CEO of Cenzic. "Monitoring online vulnerabilities and potential threats is highly important as industry studies have found that Web application security is increasingly necessary, but continually overlooked. ControlScan has the right idea to place more focus on Web application security, and we only hope that other organizations will follow suit."

Cenzic, who recently signed a cross-licensing agreement with HP, offers leading software solutions that address enterprise risk assessment and management challenges of online applications. Cenzic is the only company providing next-generation Web application security testing from enterprise software to Software as a Service.

ControlScan is an authorized PCI compliance and approved scanning vendor. With the company's primary focus on Level 4 merchants (merchants who process less than 20,000 credit card transactions a year), ControlScan helps customers protect their infrastructure, information and interactions by delivering services that address risks to security and compliance. Headquartered in Atlanta, ControlScan has customers in more than 20 countries.

About Cenzic

Cenzic is the innovative leader of next-generation application security vulnerability assessment and risk management solutions that quickly and accurately find more "real" application vulnerabilities in both legacy Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 applications. The Cenzic suite of application security solutions fit any companies' needs from remote, Software as 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. 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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    Tami Casey
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