SOURCE: Cenzic

October 11, 2006 11:34 ET

Cenzic Joins SecureIT Alliance

Leading Application Security Vendor Joins Exclusive Organization of Industry Partners to Develop Security Solutions for the Microsoft Platform

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 11, 2006 -- Cenzic, Inc. today announced that it has joined the SecureIT Alliance, a first-of-its-kind industry collaboration designed to efficiently and effectively develop new and enhanced security solutions for the Microsoft platform.

The SecureIT Alliance enables leading security vendors to collaborate in order to improve the process of building and integrating Microsoft platform-friendly products.

"With the explosion of the web as a mission-critical business platform, securing web applications has fast risen up the IT priority ladder," said Gerry Albert, Group Manager at Microsoft. "Cenzic's expertise and track record of providing customers with unique security solutions will enhance the organization's ability to help customers keep pace with evolving application security requirements."

"Cenzic's acceptance to the SecureIT Alliance alongside our recent designation as a Microsoft Certified Partner highlights our expertise and experience in working with Microsoft technologies as well as a proven ability to meet customer needs," said Mandeep Khera, vice president of marketing for Cenzic. "We're excited to work with other Alliance partners to bring critical security services to customers who depend on the Microsoft platform as a vital business and communications enabler."

Cenzic provides both a state-of-the-art software solution, Cenzic® Hailstorm®, and a managed service (SaaS), 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 minimizing the "false positives" often associated with the first-generation application scanners, enabling customers to minimize the risk of running critical business applications via the web by addressing emerging application threats and minimizing the business impact of application security initiatives.

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 www.cenzic.com.

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