SOURCE: Cenzic

April 23, 2007 08:15 ET

Cenzic Helps Build Awareness for Web Application Security Through OWASP Membership and Sponsorship

Cenzic Supported Projects Help Protect Enterprises From Web Application Hacking

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 23, 2007 -- Cenzic Inc., the leading provider of application security assessment and risk management solutions, today announced that the company has joined the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), a not-for-profit foundation, as a Vendor Organization member and will sponsor specific projects focused on application security issues.

"Cyber crimes against applications are rising at an alarming pace, and the efforts of organziations like OWASP are crucial in helping to raise awareness and reduce vulnerabilities in Web applications," said John Weinschenk, president and CEO of Cenzic. "By partnering with OWASP and supporting their critical projects at the program creation level and projects based on sharing best practices and processes, we hope to help corporations protect their legacy Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 applications and further our goal of thwarting attacks against Web applications."

As an OWASP member, Cenzic's dues directly support OWASP projects and infrastructure. Cenzic will be supporting three distinct OWASP projects: Site Generator, Corporate Application Security Guide and Security Across Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC).

--  The OWASP Site Generator project provides a good platform for
    companies to learn more about application security and fairly test Web
    Application Security solutions like Cenzic Hailstorm®.
--  The OWASP Corporate Application Security Rating Guide is a directory
    of public application security claims from a variety of organizations,
    referenceable from a reputable source. The purpose of the guide is to gain
    insight into how the software market is changing and to encourage
    organizations to disclose their application security practices.
--  The Security Across the SDLC is a process guide that will help a broad
    range of developers incorporate security into the software application
    development lifecycle.
Through this OWASP membership, Cenzic hopes to proliferate the message of Web application security awareness to organizations and their customers. For more information on OWASP and its projects, please visit

About Cenzic Inc.

Cenzic is the innovative leader of next-generation application security assessment and risk management solutions that quickly and accurately find more "real" application vulnerabilities in both legacy Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 applications. The Cenzic suite of application security solutions fit any companies' needs from remote, Software as Service (ClickToSecure®), for testing one or more applications, to a full enterprise-wide solution (Cenzic Hailstorm® Enterprise ARC) for effectively managing application security risks across an enterprise. Cenzic solutions, targeted at financial services, e-retail, high-tech, energy, healthcare and government sectors, are the most accurate, comprehensive, and extensible in the industry empowering organizations to stay on top of unrelenting application security threats.

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