SOURCE: Cenzic, Inc.

January 29, 2007 09:30 ET

Cenzic Provides Critical Application Security Component to Borland® Gauntlet™

Cenzic Hailstorm Integration With Borland Gauntlet to Provide Application Security Assessment and Compliance Testing Throughout the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 29, 2007 -- Cenzic, Inc., a leading provider of application security risk management, vulnerability assessment, and compliance solutions, today announced the integration of Cenzic Hailstorm with the newly available Borland Gauntlet, an innovative continuous build and test automation product. As the leading provider of web application risk management and vulnerability assessment solutions in the industry, Cenzic will be a vital addition to IT organizations seeking to proactively uncover security vulnerabilities and enforce security policies throughout the software delivery lifecycle (SDLC).

"With 75% of security attacks happening at the Web application level, enterprises need to ensure application security in all stages of the application lifecycle," said Mandeep Khera, vice president of Marketing at Cenzic. "Borland and Cenzic are closely aligned in recognizing the need to make testing, and security testing, of applications proactive rather than reactive."

Cenzic recently released an enterprise risk management product focused on applications that will allow enterprises to deploy application security testing with a role-based deployment. As a complementary step to that strategy, Cenzic is now pleased to provide Hailstorm to Borland Gauntlet customers to help mitigate risk by providing continuous application security assessment and compliance testing throughout the Software Development Lifecycle.

"It is imperative that development organizations take steps to validate security throughout the software development lifecycle to ensure applications not only perform well, but are secure," said Joseph Feiman, VP and Research Fellow at Gartner. "The integration of Web application security vulnerability scanners with application lifecycle management tools will force companies to be proactive about application security issues."

Customers who download Borland Gauntlet will also be able to download a trial version of Cenzic Hailstorm. When developers check in code, Cenzic can automatically test it for security vulnerabilities and report security issues through the Gauntlet dashboard. Hailstorm provides automated security assessment of custom and commercial web applications and works throughout the SDLC -- whether in development, QA, or operations -- to help find and remediate security vulnerabilities, guide enforcement of internal security policies and support regulatory compliance.

"Borland is pleased to be working with Cenzic to extend the value of Gauntlet with a proven solution for application security assessment and compliance testing," said Rob Cheng, director of Developer Solutions, Borland Software. "The integration of Cenzic Hailstorm with Borland Gauntlet will assist customers in identifying and resolving security vulnerabilities earlier in the delivery lifecycle so their impact can be minimized."

"Application security directly parallels both the SDLC and the IT operations lifecycles, and is quickly becoming an integral aspect of both," said Scott Crawford, senior analyst at EMA. "The ability to validate security at the earliest stages of development, and throughout the application lifecycle, will ensure higher quality applications that have passed rigorous security assessment and compliance checks. This will provide substantial returns in making the most of the investment in expertise -- giving application professionals the tools they need to implement security -- and mitigating significant application risks that can threaten the business itself."

Cenzic is the only company in the industry to offer a complete suite of solutions for enterprises of all sizes. Cenzic Hailstorm family of products and Cenzic ClickToSecure™, Managed Service (SaaS) offerings are the only solutions using a Stateful Assessment™ instead of a signature-based approach that emulates a hacker, providing the most accurate results along with the most flexibility to configure the product.

About Cenzic, Inc.

Cenzic,, is a leading provider of the next-generation enterprise software and a leading Managed Service offering for application security assessment and risk management that allows Fortune 1000 corporations, mid-sized corporations, and government organizations to dramatically improve the security of web applications. Cenzic solutions are the most accurate, comprehensive, and extensible in the industry. With its flagship Hailstorm product line that includes Hailstorm Starter, Hailstorm Core, Hailstorm Professional, Hailstorm Enterprise ARC (Application Risk Controller) and the ClickToSecure managed service (SaaS), Cenzic is the only company in the industry to offer a complete application security assessment suite for enterprises of all sizes. Cenzic's current focus includes financial services, high tech, e-retail, healthcare, and government sectors.

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