SOURCE: Application Security, Inc.

November 07, 2005 08:00 ET

Application Security, Inc. Achieves OPSEC Certification From Check Point

AppSecInc's AppDetective Integrates With Industry's Most Recognized Security Framework

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 7, 2005 -- Application Security, Inc. (AppSecInc) (www.appsecinc.com), today announced that AppDetective™, its vulnerability assessment scanner, has achieved OPSEC™ (Open Platform for Security) certification from Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet.

OPSEC is the industry's leading framework, providing an open choice of best-of-breed security products and platforms, tightly integrated and assured through certification. Through OPSEC certification, AppDetective seamlessly integrates with Check Point's market-leading VPN-1®/FireWall-1® Next Generation™ software to scan databases for malicious activity and report the results to Check Point's management tool, SmartCenter™.

The integration between AppDetective and Check Point is designed for administrators to view the results of an AppDetective assessment as event logs. This allows organizations to have one centralized view of all security events within their IT infrastructure. Additional detail on the AppDetective OPSEC certification is available at www.appsecinc.com/products/appdetective/opsec/.

"Security administrators require tools to help audit the accuracy and effectiveness of their application security policies," said Amir Ben-Efraim, director of business development for Check Point Software Technologies. "The OPSEC integration between AppDetective and Check Point's event logging infrastructure enables customers to increase the overall security of their databases and aids administrators with activities such as auditing and compliance reporting."

AppSecInc is the leading provider of proactive security solutions for corporate and government applications. Delivering the industry's only complete vulnerability management solution for the application tier, AppSecInc's product portfolio includes:

--  AppDetective - now OPSEC certified, is the most widely deployed,
    network-based vulnerability assessment scanner that discovers, assesses and
    protects database applications
--  AppRadar - the industry's only real-time database intrusion detection
    and auditing solution that combines the most extensive set of application-
    specific protections with highly granular and easily customized real-time
    monitoring, and delivers best-practices security, which can be easily tuned
    to address unique security and regulatory requirements
--  DbEncrypt - an award-winning encryption solution that transparently
    encrypts sensitive data at the column level on production databases
    
"In order to address today's increasingly focused attacks and ever more granular regulatory requirements, organizations are building a layered defense that includes direct protection of corporate database applications," said AppSecInc Vice President of Strategy Ted Julian. "Check Point's rigorous OPSEC certification testing ensures enterprises can extend their security efforts to include the database applications that run their organization in a way that leverages the Check Point solutions they have come to rely on."

About Check Point's OPSEC

OPSEC (Open Platform for Security) is the industry's open, multi-vendor security framework. With over 350 partners, OPSEC guarantees customers the broadest choice of best-of-breed integrated applications and deployment platforms that support Check Point's Secure Virtual Network Architecture. Products that carry the OPSEC Certified seal have been tested to guarantee integration and interoperability. For complete OPSEC Alliance program information, including partner and product listings, the freely available OPSEC SDK (software development kit) and evaluation versions of OPSEC Certified products, visit www.opsec.com.

About Application Security, Inc. (AppSecInc)

AppSecInc is the leading provider of application security solutions for the enterprise. AppSecInc's products -- the industry's only complete vulnerability management solution for the application tier -- proactively secure enterprise applications at more than 350 organizations around the world. By securing data at its source, we enable organizations to more confidently extend their business with customers, partners and suppliers while meeting regulatory compliance requirements. Our security experts, combined with our strong support team, deliver up-to-date application safeguards that minimize risk and eliminate its impact on business. Please contact us at 1-866-927-7732 to learn more, or visit us on the web at www.appsecinc.com.

AppSecInc, AppDetective, AppRadar and DbEncrypt are trademarks of Application Security, Inc. All other company and product names are trademarks of their respective companies.

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