SOURCE: Cenzic, Inc.

February 06, 2007 12:00 ET

Cenzic Extends "No Web Site Left Behind™" Initiative to Charities and Universities

Leader in Application Security Risk Management Offers Free Security Assessment Solutions to Universities and Select Charities

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 6, 2007 -- RSA -- Cenzic, Inc., a leading provider of application security risk management, vulnerability assessment, and compliance solutions, today announced the next phase of its "No Web Site Left Behind" initiative with programs designed to help universities in teaching secure coding to their students in the computer science curriculum and charitable organizations secure their Web applications. With over 75% of hack attacks happening at the Web application level, Cenzic has launched a multiple-pronged "No Web Site Left Behind™" initiative to help protect Web sites of all sizes against damaging hack attacks.

With its flagship Hailstorm® product line that includes Hailstorm Starter™, Hailstorm Core™, Hailstorm Professional™, Hailstorm Enterprise ARC (Application Risk Controller)™, ClickToSecure™ managed service (SaaS), and Assessment Methodology focused on application security best practices, Cenzic is the only company in the industry to offer a complete application security assessment suite for enterprises of all sizes.

"Given the alarming number of attacks on Web applications, and the rate at which new hacking techniques emerge each and every day, Cenzic felt a responsibility to help arm organizations that might not have the ability to protect themselves, and their web applications, against these criminal activities," said John Weinschenk, CEO and President of Cenzic. "In addition to offering our products, managed services and security expertise to the nation's leading universities and charities, we also hope to equip the next generation of IT security professionals with the tools and knowledge they will need to protect their Web applications, and consequently, the general public, in the future."

The University Program -- Enabling the Security Developers of the Future

Stanford University, and many other reputable universities are among the nation's top universities who have joined Cenzic's University program, coined the "Security Focused Developers of the Future" program. Traditionally, security has not been a significant piece of the computer sciences development curriculum. A vast majority of the curriculum to date has focused on coding for functionality and performance with speed and efficiency. As evidenced by the sharp rise in hack attacks worldwide, Cenzic believes that there is a compelling need for developers of the future to understand issues around the Internet security, and learn how to build security into the development process.

Cenzic is offering its Hailstorm product for free internal use in the University's Lab network to select universities to strengthen their curriculum for secure coding. Through these partnerships, Cenzic aims to arm the future generation of developers with powerful skills to build security into applications and to thwart cyber attacks proactively. Interested universities can get more information and apply at

"Application security is becoming increasingly critical as more and more hackers are attacking web sites. Stanford University's Computer Science Department wants to be on the forefront of ensuring that future developers learn how to develop code with security in mind," said Prof John Mitchell at Stanford University. "Cenzic's University Program has helped Stanford in strengthening our computer science curriculum around secure web site development. With an open architecture and an automated solution around risk management and vulnerability assessment, Cenzic Hailstorm helps our students understand the issues around finding web site vulnerabilities so they can learn secure software development from the beginning."

The Charitable Organizations Program -- Securing Online Donation Sites

Web applications are critical for today's charitable organizations to collect donations. Security of these Web sites is of paramount importance. One hack can deter donors from entering their credit card information on-line. Since charitable organizations have limited resources and funding, Cenzic is providing its industry leading Cenzic Hailstorm® Core product or one free test using Cenzic ClickToSecure™ managed service to qualified charitable organizations. Through this partnership, Cenzic is hoping to help the community by helping these organizations in protecting their donors' private information. Interested organizations can get more information and apply at

"Most reputable charitable organizations have also started collecting donations and information from donors online and it's crucial for them to secure their web applications," said Dipti Pratt, Director of Marketing Communications at Entrepreneurs Foundation, a non-profit organization assisting private companies in the formation of corporate foundations while engaging their employees in community benefit programs. "Cenzic has industry leading application security solutions and their Charitable Organization Program is truly commendable in that it allows certain charitable organizations to secure their web applications without using the funds marked for community services. By extending this, Cenzic is playing a significant role in helping the community."

About Cenzic, Inc.

Cenzic,, is a leading provider of the next-generation enterprise software and a leading Managed Service offering for application security assessment and risk management that allows Fortune 1000 corporations, mid-sized corporations, and government organizations to dramatically improve the security of web applications. Cenzic solutions are the most accurate, comprehensive, and extensible in the industry. With its flagship Hailstorm product line that includes Hailstorm Starter, Hailstorm Core, Hailstorm Professional, Hailstorm Enterprise ARC (Application Risk Controller) and the ClickToSecure managed service (SaaS), Cenzic is the only company in the industry to offer a complete application security assessment suite for enterprises of all sizes. Cenzic's current focus includes financial services, high tech, e-retail, healthcare, and government sectors.

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