SOURCE: Cenzic


July 12, 2011 09:05 ET

Cenzic Joins Windows Azure Marketplace, Provides Industry-Praised ClickToSecure Cloud Solution

Cloud Offering for Web Application Security to Help Thwart Onslaught of Attacks From LulzSec, Anonymous and Other Hacker Groups

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 12, 2011) - Cenzic Inc., the leading provider of Web application security assessment and risk management solutions, today announced the availability of ClickToSecure Cloud on the Windows Azure Marketplace. This industry-praised solution joins today's official launch of the Marketplace, placing Web application security within reach of all Windows Azure customers.

"The Windows Azure Marketplace is a great destination to find trusted, best of breed solutions that easily integrate with Windows Azure," said Prashant Ketkar, Director Windows Azure Marketing, Microsoft. "We are pleased to add Cenzic's ClickToSecure Cloud solution, which focuses on web application security. Cybersecurity is one of many critical business issues that Windows Azure users can address by using our Marketplace."

With ClickToSecure Cloud, Windows Azure users have the ability to select different types of web application vulnerability scans that will detect "holes" or vulnerabilities in their website -- from a standard "HealthCheck" to one that provides PCI 6.6 assurance. The offering is a fast, cost-effective way to improve website security posture without having to become a security expert.

"We applaud Microsoft for creating this central hub for Windows Azure users," said John Weinschenk, president and CEO at Cenzic. "Implementing web application security is a critical initiative for every organization, yet many struggle to do so. And, hacker attacks are not going to slow down. Not a day goes by without a major hack, as shown by recent attacks against Sony, Nintendo, Sega, Citibank, and Mastercard. The list continues. Providing organizations with a centralized location to find a solution such as ClickToSecure Cloud means Windows Azure users are only one click away from an industry leading, simple to use and implement Web application security solution."

In recent weeks, hacking groups including LulzSec and Anonymous have made headlines attacking businesses of all sizes through the Web application layer via SQL injection. SQL injection is one of the most common tactics used by hackers today, and is a vulnerability that can easily be detected using any one of Cenzic's suite of products, including ClickToSecure Cloud.

"Web applications are some of the most likely to be attacked in today's threat environment and need frequent security checks," said Wendy Nather, Senior Security Analyst at The 451 Group. "Having Cenzic's ClickToSecure Cloud in the Azure Marketplace makes it more accessible to all levels of organizations, including those who are venturing into cloud services for the first time."

This year, ClickToSecure Cloud continued to garner industry praise. In May, the solution was named a finalist in the New Product or Service of the Year category for the 2011 American Business Awards, The Stevies.

Cenzic's ClickToSecure Cloud solution will be live on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace in the next few days, until then, customers can visit

As part of today's announcement, Cenzic is giving the first 500 customers referred by the Microsoft Azure Marketplace access to a free HealthCheck using ClickToSecure Cloud. This solution checks for some of the most common application vulnerabilities or "holes" that hackers can exploit such as Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), Cross Frame Scripting, Password Autocomplete, and others.

About Cenzic
Cenzic, a trusted provider of software and SaaS security products, helps organizations secure their websites against hacker attacks. Cenzic focuses on Web Application Security, automating the process of identifying security defects at the Web application level where more than 75 percent of hacker attacks occur. Our dynamic, black box Web application testing is built on a non-signature-based technology that finds more "real" vulnerabilities as well as provides vulnerability management, risk management, and compliance for regulations and industry standards such as PCI. Cenzic solutions help secure the websites of numerous Fortune 1000 companies, all major security companies, leading government agencies and universities, and hundreds of SMB companies -- overall helping to secure trillions of dollars of e-commerce transactions. The Cenzic solution suite fits the needs of companies across all industries, from a cloud solution (Cenzic ClickToSecure Cloud™), to testing remotely via our managed service (Cenzic ClickToSecure® Managed), to a full enterprise software product (Cenzic Hailstorm® Enterprise ARC™) for managing security risks across the entire company.

About The Windows Azure Marketplace
The Windows Azure Marketplace is specifically designed to help business customers find trusted Windows Azure experts, and applications and services that enhance and easily integrate with Windows Azure.

Powered by the Microsoft Pinpoint platform, the Windows Azure Marketplace gives you greater visibility to Microsoft partners who specialize in Windows Azure, and can best address your business issues and support your long-term goals. Search by product, company, business issue or location. Use the filters to fine-tune your search to find exactly what you need. With listings to serve you both locally and worldwide, finding the right Windows Azure expert, application or service is easier than ever.

The marketplace also helps Windows Azure developers and service providers get applications and professional services to the customers who need them.

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