SOURCE: Cenzic

October 03, 2005 12:00 ET

On the Heels of an Excellent Ranking by InfoWorld, eWeek Awards Cenzic Hailstorm "Analyst's Choice" Honors

The Authoritative Enterprise Newsweekly Affirms Hailstorm's Superior Ability to Assess Web Applications for Security Vulnerabilities and Compliance Issues

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 3, 2005 -- Cenzic, Inc. today announced that Cenzic Hailstorm 2.6 has earned the prestigious honor of "Analyst's Choice" in a recent review by eWeek Labs. The comprehensive, independent review, titled "Hailstorm Finds Web App Faults," conducted by respected eWeek Labs Analyst Andrew Garcia, recognizes Hailstorm's strengths in the areas of configurability, reporting, integrated policies, manageability and performance.

eWeek, the industry-leading technology information publication that enables readers to successfully evaluate, deploy and leverage new technology solutions in the enterprise, reported its findings in its September 19, 2005 edition.

The full review is available online at,1759,1859052,00.asp.

According to eWeek, "New wizards in Cenzic's Hailstorm 2.6 enable application penetration testers to get up and running quickly, but the application also provides outstanding policy control and configurability for more experienced users. This outstanding tool makes it more feasible for an organization to perform security assessments in-house and to bring Web applications into compliance with government regulations and industry best-practice guides."

Additionally, Hailstorm 2.6 was commended for its ability to provide exceptional Web application penetration-testing capabilities in a highly automated, easy-to-use product. Added eWeek, "With Hailstorm 2.6, companies can more effectively secure mission-critical Web applications for regulatory compliance and test the mettle of existing defenses, such as Web application firewalls."

"As enterprises become more adept at enforcing security at the network level and as hackers are increasingly motivated by acquiring personal and financial information, web applications are fast becoming the new battle ground between hackers and security organizations," said Cenzic CEO John Weinschenk. "As a result, the need for accurate, extensible and comprehensive solutions that can quickly and cost-effectively assess applications for security and compliance issues is becoming mission critical. We hear consistently from our enterprise customers that Cenzic's stateful, automated approach is the only way to assess the security and compliance of web applications and we are thrilled to have the added recognition of eWeek's prestigious Analyst's Choice recognition. This is like a one-two punch given our recent excellent rating by InfoWorld, another large and reputable publication."

About Cenzic

Cenzic provides Hailstorm®, the next-generation enterprise software and services for automated application security assessment and compliance that allows Fortune 1000 corporations, mid-sized corporations, and government organizations to dramatically improve the security of web applications. Hailstorm, the most accurate and extensible product in the industry, enables security experts, QA professionals, and developers to work together to assess, analyze, and remediate applications for security vulnerabilities,. 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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