SOURCE: Cenzic

July 07, 2006 08:00 ET

Cenzic to Host Webinar Discussing Innovative Application Security Techniques and Best Practices

Industry Experts to Discuss Latest Measures for Detection and Corrective Practices for Growing Information Security Threats

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 7, 2006 -- Cenzic, Inc. today announced that it will host "How Much is Security Really Worth?," an event aimed at introducing attendees to the latest security measures that should be implemented as an integral part of the software development life cycle.

Featured speaker Charles Kolodgy, research director for IDC's Security Products service, will be joined by John Weinschenk, president and CEO of Cenzic, to discuss some of the critical vulnerabilities which are often ignored or overlooked by companies today and pinpoint the resulting real-time costs of being caught off-guard. The live webcast will take place on Tuesday, July 11 at 2 p.m. ET. Individuals interested in attending can sign up at or visit the Cenzic web site at

The threat of attack by hackers is perpetually on the rise and therefore leads to greater risk and liability for today's enterprises. As these breaches constitute an ever-present problem for security executives and IT teams, it becomes vital to not only identify the vulnerabilities, but also to establish preventative and corrective practices. In this session, attendees will have the opportunity to explore and better understand the ROI achieved by eliminating false positives and the technology needed to do so. Additionally, they will be educated as to some of the critical vulnerabilities that go unnoticed by companies and early steps that can be taken in their detection.

"As business applications continue to move to the Web, it is increasingly important for organizations to take a proactive role in testing their web infrastructure to protect confidential data, uphold their corporate reputation, and ensure customer satisfaction," said Kolodgy. "As application security threats continue to rise and as companies evolve their practices and technologies for addressing these threats, we are focusing our research and educational efforts on helping companies navigate confusing information security waters and make the best decisions for their organizations."

Charles Kolodgy is an industry leading authority on hardware and software security products, serving as the research director for IDC's Security Products service. In this role, he executes primary research projects and analyzes markets for both vendors and user customers. With more than 20 years in the industry, his perspectives on security products and security markets were shaped during his career with the National Security Agency (NSA), where he held a variety of analyst and managerial positions within both information assurance and signals intelligence organization. Kolodgy will be joined by Weinschenk in a discussion on the importance of web application security and the necessity of staying abreast of the latest technologies to protect corporate assets and reputations.

Cenzic is the only company in the industry to have both a state-of-the-art software solution, Cenzic® Hailstorm®, and a managed service, ClickToSecure™, allowing enterprises the flexibility to use either solution or both based on their needs. These offerings 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. Using a Stateful Assessment™ approach, Cenzic provides companies with highly accurate results without the "false positives" often associated with the first-generation application scanners, as well as test for session management, application logic issues, and policy compliance for internal policies and regulatory standards.

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About Cenzic

Cenzic is a leading provider of the next-generation enterprise software and a leading Managed Service offering for automated application security assessment and compliance that allows Fortune 1000 corporations, mid-sized corporations, and government organizations to dramatically improve the security of web applications. Cenzic® Hailstorm®, the most accurate and extensible product in the industry, enables security experts, QA professionals, and developers to work together to assess, analyze, and remediate applications for security vulnerabilities. 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 Software as a Service (SaaS) to combine the power of an enterprise-class application security assessment product with the flexibility of a managed security service. Cenzic Assessment Methodology completes the solution with a state-of-the-art business process consulting service to help customers improve their application security methodologies. Cenzic solutions are the most accurate, comprehensive, and extensible in the industry. Cenzic's current focus includes financial services, e-retail, healthcare, and government sectors. For more information, visit

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