SOURCE: Cenzic

September 06, 2005 15:33 ET

Infoworld Gives Cenzic Hailstorm "Excellent" Rating in Recent Product Review

Hailstorm Receives High Marks for Accuracy, Ease-of-Use and Reporting

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 6, 2005 --Cenzic, Inc. today announced that Cenzic Hailstorm 2.5 was awarded the highest possible evaluation in a recent review by Infoworld's Test Center, earning an "Excellent" rating. The comprehensive, independent review, titled "Cenzic Checks for Web-App Weaknesses," recognizes Hailstorm's strengths in accuracy, ease-of-use, and reporting, as well as its unique approach to analyzing Web applications for security issues, as well as regulatory compliance. During the period from June 1 through September 1, of the more than 80 products reviewed by Infoworld, only 14 received an excellent rating.

According to Infoworld, "Hailstorm 2.5 is an easy-to-use yet very powerful tool for analyzing a Web-based application's overall security and regulatory compliance. The best part is the Crystal Reports-based reporting engine and its drill-down capabilities. Not only does Hailstorm pinpoint problems in the application, but it also provides correction information for faster fixes."

The review highlights the following additional Hailstorm 2.5 strengths:

--  Takes the hackers point of view to probe applications
--  Delivers a comprehensive set of policies
--  Provides wizards that greatly reduce the time and effort required to
    create a scan
--  Can be easily customized to meet specific assessment requirements
"We are thrilled that Cenzic Hailstorm has received an 'Excellent' rating from one of the industry's most trusted and well-respected test centers," said John Weinschenk, CEO of Cenzic. "Anticipating the growing importance of application security, we developed a next-generation application assessment solution that is the most accurate, comprehensive and extensible on the market. As important, we aimed to deliver an easy to use solution with solid management and reporting capabilities. In achieving these goals, we have delivered a solution that helps customers ensure application security and compliance without the cost and complexity of other approaches on the market."

About Cenzic

Cenzic provides Hailstorm®, the next-generation enterprise software and services for automated application security assessment and compliance that allows Fortune 1000 corporations and government organizations to dramatically improve the security of web applications. Hailstorm enables security experts, QA professionals, and developers to work together to assess, analyze, and remediate applications for security vulnerabilities, and verify compliance with security policies. Hailstorm benefits include reduced security risk and liability, lower development and testing costs, and faster time-to-market. Cenzic ClickToSecure™ service is one of the industry's first solutions to combine the power of an enterprise-class application security assessment product with the flexibility of a managed security service. Cenzic's customers are currently in the financial services, e-retail, and government sectors. For more information visit

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