SOURCE: Cenzic

Cenzic

February 25, 2010 11:05 ET

Cenzic Announces Breakthrough Cloud Offering for Web Application Security and Cloud Platform for Integration With Partner Solutions

Citrix and XyberSecure Plan to Integrate With Cenzic's New ClickToSecure Cloud Web Application Security Platform, Cenzic Offering Starts at $399

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - February 25, 2010) -  Cenzic Inc., the leading provider of Web application security solutions, today announced the release of Cenzic ClickToSecure Cloud, the company's first self-service, completely cloud based Web application security assessment solution. With this new cloud platform, Cenzic has created open APIs to allow deeper integration with other vendors. As the platform gains popularity, Cenzic looks to expand its channel program and form additional alliances, early partners include Citrix and XyberSecure. More details on the new channel program will follow in the coming weeks.

ClickToSecure Cloud is the latest product in Cenzic's Web vulnerability scanning solution portfolio, which also includes Cenzic Hailstorm (enterprise software), and Cenzic ClickToSecure Managed (a remote assessment service conducted by Cenzic security experts on behalf of customers). The ClickToSecure Cloud solution allows the user to test their Websites for vulnerabilities and conduct quick assessments entirely in the cloud. The solution will have various levels of assessments from a basic health check to a support for compliance for PCI 6.6, and other regulations. Pricing starts at $399 allowing Small and Medium Sized Businesses (SMBs) who in the past couldn't afford Web application security solutions, to now jump start their security posture at very affordable price-points. Furthermore, the flexibility of Cenzic's solutions allows customers to scale to deeper testing while doing so at their own pace.

 "The release of Cenzic ClickToSecure Cloud opens new doors and we welcome the opportunity to partner with some of the largest technology vendors in the industry," said John Weinschenk, president and CEO for Cenzic. "By integrating with industry partners we'll not only reach a larger audience, but the winning combinations will provide more complete and affordable security solutions."

The ClickToSecure Cloud solution drives down price points to establish an affordable security model for the SMB market, furthering Cenzic's commitment to help secure websites worldwide and complements the company's portfolio of solutions for business' large to small. With 25 million small businesses in the U.S. and a lot of them dependent on their websites as their main business storefront, it is critical that these sites are secure, protect their customers' information and meet Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance standards. Cenzic ClickToSecure Cloud provides security and support for PCI compliance in a simple and cost effective way in the cloud. Other compliance packages will also be available.

"Now that it has become mainstream in most enterprise datacenters, Web application security is poised to meet the needs of the dynamic SMB market," said Sunil Potti, vice president of product management and marketing for Citrix Systems, Inc. "Citrix is a recognized leader in both Web application security and cloud computing, and is excited to integrate with Cenzic's cloud platform to address the next generation of security threats facing web applications, particularly those running in cloud environments."

The Analyst Perspective

"Given today's threat environment, it is imperative that all organizations, large or small, ensure their Web applications are secure," said Neil MacDonald, VP and Gartner Fellow. "While there are many Web application security options for larger enterprises, there were very few options for SMBs looking for flexibility in pricing and delivery models for Web application security. Emerging cloud-based alternatives for applications security testing with lower cost and self-service interfaces make it easier for SMBs to protect their Web sites and comply with increasingly stringent compliance regulations like PCI."

"With ClickToSecure Cloud, Cenzic has introduced an offering with wide appeal and particular value for SMBs. This solution will round out Cenzic's product offerings to deliver a broad suite of comprehensive Web security solutions for companies of all sizes," said Scott Crawford, research director for Enterprise Management Associates. "Cenzic has distinctly positioned itself as an innovator in the Web security space with affordable, flexible, comprehensive security solutions for the smallest e-retailer all the way to the largest enterprises."

These offerings will be available starting at the end of March. To get more information about the offerings, please visit www.clicktosecurecloud.com or send an email to Request_ctscloud(at)cenzic.com. Cenzic will be exhibiting at the RSA Conference in San Francisco from March 1st through March 5th. Please visit them at booth 2624.

About Citrix
Citrix Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions for more than 230,000 organizations worldwide. Its Citrix Delivery Center™, Citrix Cloud Center™ (C3) and Citrix Online product families radically simplify computing for millions of users, delivering desktops and applications as an on-demand service to any user, in any location on any device. Citrix customers include the world's largest Internet companies, 99 percent of Fortune Global 500 enterprises, and hundreds of thousands of small businesses and prosumers worldwide. Citrix partners with over 10,000 companies worldwide in more than 100 countries. Founded in 1989, annual revenue in 2009 was $1.61 billion.

About XyberSecure, Inc.
XyberSecure, Inc. provides easy to-deploy web application security services and real time website threat intelligence solutions. XyberSecure employs a global tier-1 infrastructure with tactical operations centers on both coasts of North America and 55 points of presence in 22 countries. XyberSecure is a privately held company. More information can be found at www.xybershield.com.

About Cenzic, Inc.
Cenzic, a trusted provider of software and SaaS security products, helps organizations secure their websites against hacker attacks. Cenzic focuses on Web Application Security, automating the process of identifying security defects at the Web application level where more than 75 percent of hacker attacks occur. Our dynamic, black box Web application testing is built on a non-signature-based technology that finds more "real" vulnerabilities as well as provides vulnerability management, risk management, and compliance for regulations and industry standards such as PCI. Cenzic solutions help secure the websites of numerous Fortune 1000 companies, all major security companies, leading government agencies and universities, and hundreds of SMB companies -- overall helping to secure trillions of dollars of e-commerce transactions. The Cenzic solution suite fits the needs of companies across all industries, from a cloud solution (Cenzic ClickToSecure Cloud™), to testing remotely via our managed service (Cenzic ClickToSecure® Managed), to a full enterprise software product (Cenzic Hailstorm® Enterprise ARC™) for managing security risks across the entire company. 

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