SOURCE: Cenzic

August 18, 2008 07:00 ET

Cenzic Launches Its Strategic Advisory Board to Guide Momentous Growth

Web Application Security Provider Welcomes Pioneers From British Telecom, SAP, Stanford University, Tripwire and White Pine Consulting Group to Advisory Board

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - August 18, 2008) - Cenzic Inc., the leading provider of application security vulnerability assessment and risk management solutions, today announced the formation of the Cenzic Web Application Security Strategic Advisory Board. Industry notables Lloyd Hession, former chief security officer at British Telecom Radianz, John Mitchell, professor of computer science and electrical engineering at Stanford University, Dr. Sachar Paulus, senior vice president of product security at SAP, Dan Schoenbaum, senior vice president of marketing and corporate development at Tripwire, and Craig Weinstock, partner at White Pine Consulting Group, have signed on to provide strategic and business guidance as company growth accelerates.

"We've seen a significant increase in business need for Web application security solutions across a wide range of industry sectors, as more organizations are using the Web to facilitate their business methods," said John Weinschenk, CEO of Cenzic. "As our company is starting to see tremendous growth with an established leadership, we have selected an elite group of individuals for our strategic advisory board. This group can add a lot of value in our strategic direction and help in our continued success."

The Strategic Advisory Board will help guide and influence Cenzic's growth strategy, critical partnerships, continued innovation and overall corporate direction.

Cenzic has continued to grow its business across various markets -- from banking to education to telecommunications -- where organizations are reaping the benefits of Cenzic's Web application security solutions. The application security industry is showing astounding growth of more than 100 percent year over year, and companies are starting to roll out solutions throughout their enterprises instead of on an ad-hoc strategy. Companies are now starting to focus on not only Web applications going through development or maintenance but also all the deployed Web applications using virtualization. Cenzic is already known as the innovative leader in the space with many new and dynamic solutions, such as its recent first-to-market integration with VMWare.

"Application security testing should be applied across the entire software lifecycle (SLC), from design to programming, to Q.A., to production, as vulnerabilities can transpire at each SLC phase," said Joseph Feiman, vice president and Gartner Fellow. "Adoption of application security testing technologies and practices should be a strategic objective in the enterprises' efforts to secure their mission-critical application assets."

"As members of Cenzic's Strategic Advisory Board, it is a great opportunity to interact with a diverse group of experienced individuals to discuss issues and influence the Web application security landscape which is experiencing unprecedented growth," said Dan Schoenbaum, vice president of business development and marketing at Tripwire and a founding Advisory Board member. "Cenzic is known as the innovative and dynamic leader in the industry and we are looking forward to collectively working to help guide the company's direction as it moves to new levels."

About Cenzic

Cenzic is the next-generation Web application security assessment and risk management solutions leader. The Cenzic suite of application security solutions fits the need of any company from remote, Software as a 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. Always an innovator, Cenzic has integrated Hailstorm with VMware to enable testing of production Web applications through virtualization -- making Cenzic the only company in the industry with a complete solution for assessing Web applications in all stages from development to production. In addition, 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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