SOURCE: Cenzic

July 19, 2005 09:00 ET

Cenzic Hailstorm® Bags Best of Show Award at Corporate & Channel Computing Expo

Leading Automated Application Security Assessment Solution Beats Out Scores of Products Spanning the Landscape of Technological Innovation

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 19, 2005 -- Cenzic, Inc. today announced that Hailstorm®, the company's enterprise software suite for automated application security assessment, won the Corporate & Channel Computing (C3) Expo's 2005 Best in Show Award for Best New Product. The C3 event honors products and technologies that are shaping the business world. Cenzic Hailstorm was selected Best New Product among hundreds of competing entrants by a panel of experts and industry pundits. The award underscores Cenzic's emergence as a leading player in the security industry in offering cutting-edge vulnerability assessments for critical business web applications and data.

Cenzic Hailstorm is designed to help companies protect their web-based applications from potential security threats by emulating the way real hackers work in order to test applications for security vulnerabilities and compliance issues. By assessing applications in a stateful manner, Cenzic provides companies with highly accurate results without the "false positives" often associated with scanning-based solutions, as well as tests for application logic issues and policy compliance for internal policies and regulatory standards. Cenzic's newest offering, ClickToSecure™, is a managed service that helps customers remotely assess their applications by combining the power of an enterprise-class application security assessment product with the flexibility of a managed security service.

The C3 draws expert speakers and recognized industry observers to discuss the trends and issues that are affecting the implementation of technology. As a computer show expressly for the business world, C3 is designed to inform decision-makers and balance the ideas about the innovation created by information technology with the requirements of business management. The award winners were selected after scores of new products were evaluated by industry experts Joel Shore, editor of Reference Guide and long-time computer industry editor, analyst, and product reviewer, and Tom Henderson, principal researcher for ExtremeLabs and former systems and telephony integrator. The Best of Show Awards were based on three differentiating variables: innovation, quality, and value.

"Cenzic Hailstorm gives companies the ability to test, perform compliance analysis and identify any kind of threat to their web-based applications. By automating the application testing process, Hailstorm ensures that companies are in compliance, while preventing devastating financial losses associated with application security breaches," said Tom Henderson, principal researcher for ExtremeLabs. "Although web application security is a difficult and growing challenge, most of today's solutions fall short. Hailstorm was named Best Product for its innovative approach to one of today's most important and fastest growing information security problems."

"It's a great honor to be recognized among such a broad range of products at the show, a selection that solidifies the importance of application security and Hailstorm's continued momentum since its launch earlier this year," said Mandeep Khera, VP of marketing for Cenzic. "This recognition from the C3 as Best New Product acknowledges the vital role our Hailstorm product and ClickToSecure managed service play in the proactive protection of all web applications and validates our position as an industry innovator and leader."

About Cenzic

Cenzic provides Hailstorm®, the next-generation enterprise software and services for automated application security assessment and compliance that allows Fortune 1000 corporations and government organizations to dramatically improve the security of web applications. Hailstorm enables security experts, QA professionals, and developers to work together to assess, analyze, and remediate applications for security vulnerabilities, and verify compliance with security policies. 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 www.cenzic.com.

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