SOURCE: Cenzic


February 15, 2011 20:26 ET

Cenzic Enforces IP Infringement With a Lawsuit Against NT OBJECTives

Company Defends Strong Patent for Web Application Security Assessment

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - February 15, 2011) - Cenzic Inc., the leading provider of Web application security assessment and risk management solutions, today announced it initiated litigation against NT OBJECTives for patent infringement of Cenzic's U.S. Patent No. 7,185,232 in the Northern District of California.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) issued Cenzic's Patent No. 7,185,232 ("'232 Patent") in 2007, granting Cenzic the right to exclusively use fundamental technology found in security assessment scanners. Cenzic's '232 Patent entitled "Fault Injection Methods and Apparatus," covers critical aspects of Cenzic's trailblazing technology, including some of the company's most sought-out intellectual property -- fault injection patterns, target site traversal baselines and mutations of request grammars.

Although Cenzic made good faith attempts to resolve issues amicably with NT OBJECTives, NT OBJECTives pre-empted the negotiations and initiated litigation against Cenzic, seeking a declaratory judgment of non-infringement, invalidity and unenforceability of the patent. Cenzic is confident that the Court will enforce its intellectual property rights and resolve this matter favorably for Cenzic. Other companies have cross-licensed Cenzic's patent in the past.

About Cenzic
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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