SOURCE: Cenzic

March 06, 2006 09:06 ET

Cenzic Partners With Executive Alliance to Recognize Excellence in the Information Security Industry

More Than 500 Security Executives Gather for Ceremony to Honor the Industry's Leaders

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 6, 2006 -- Cenzic, Inc. today announced that last week's 2006 Information Security Executive of the Year Southeast Award ceremony was a huge success, attracting more than 500 of the brightest industry innovators from all reaches of the security landscape joining together for the March 1 gala ceremony at the new Georgia Aquarium. Co-sponsored by Cenzic and the ISSA CISO Executive Membership Forum, Atlanta Chapter as well as presented by Executive Alliance, Inc., the event is a competition that recognizes outstanding achievement in the field of information security. Ed Sarama, vice president and chief security officer of CheckFree Corporation, was recognized among the top security thought leaders from the Southeast region as the winner of this prestigious award for 2006. Tim Callahan, group vice president and manager, access control and support services for SunTrust Banks, Inc. was named the ISE Southeast People's Choice Award Winner. Finalists included security executives from Georgia State University, SunTrust Banks, Inc., Regions Financial Corporation and The Weather Channel.

In its fourth year, the ISE Award honors a chief security officer or an executive in an equivalent position who has overall responsibility for network and/or Internet security. Other awards are granted throughout the year in Dallas, Boston, Washington DC, San Francisco, New York and Orlando to those security executives who exemplify leadership and innovative practices.

"Cenzic is a firm believer in supporting the Executive Alliance and the community it serves to ensure that information security is treated as a top priority," said Mandeep Khera, vice president of marketing for Cenzic. "The general public today remains relatively unaware of the serious threats that are looming in the overall IT landscape and the important role that information security executives play in combating these problems. Cenzic was proud to participate in recognizing this group of talented individuals for their proactive work in ensuring security for the community at large."

"The success of this year's program is a clear indicator of the need to encourage education and collaborative efforts for security initiatives across the board," said Marci McCarthy, CEO of Executive Alliance. "Cenzic is clearly a fast growing leader in the application security space, and the partnership between the Executive Alliance and Cenzic is expected to strengthen as both entities work to promote security best practices and threat awareness. The security community appreciates Cenzic's recognition and continued support of their efforts."

For more information about the Information Security Executive of the Year Southeast award, visit: http://infosecaward.com/regional/southEast/.

About Cenzic

Cenzic is a leading provider of the next-generation enterprise software and services 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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