SOURCE: Cenzic

June 01, 2006 09:00 ET

Cenzic Recognized as the Industry Leader in Software Security by SD Times

Automated Vulnerability Assessment Security Company Selected to SD Times 100 for Its Contributions to the Software Development Community

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 1, 2006 -- Cenzic, Inc. today announced that it has been named to the 4th Annual SD Times 100 as a winner in the "Software Security" category. To be published in the June 1, 2006 issue of SD Times, this list recognizes those companies, organizations and individuals that most broadly set the agenda for software development managers, developers, and the industry through leadership and innovation during the past year. Cenzic sets itself apart with its Cenzic® Hailstorm® and Cenzic® ClickToSecure™ solutions, helping enterprises secure their web applications through automated application lifecycle security assessment techniques.

"To be recognized as a leader in this highly innovative and competitive market is a true validation for our commitment to providing the very best tools for web application vulnerability testing," said John Weinschenk, president and CEO of Cenzic. "We've worked hard over the past year to adapt our capabilities to be powerful yet flexible and easy to implement on a recurring basis. It's exciting to be at the forefront of an industry that has the power to tangibly impact the fight against the ever-evolving threat landscape. We remain committed to this fight with continuous breakthrough enhancements in the upcoming months as we further expand upon our market-leading offerings."

This year's list includes innovative thinkers and practitioners across ten industry segments, all serving a critical role through their contributions to the work of software engineers and developers across the board. The selection process is judged by the editors of SD Times who carefully consider each company's offerings and reputation, as well as their track record of establishing a direction that developers have followed and overall contributions to the advancement of the software development practice. Cenzic was recognized in the "Software Security" category for its, "Top-notch staff of exploit finders who ensure that the company's database of attacks will always be up to date."

"The winners of this year's SD Times 100 awards have demonstrated their leadership in shaping the software development industry," said David Rubinstein, editor-in-chief of SD Times. "We took into account each nominee's products and services, its reputation among development managers, and the new ideas it brought out. These select individuals and organizations are the ones we've identified as helping to move the art of development forward."

Cenzic is the only company in the industry to have both a state-of-the-art software solution, Cenzic Hailstorm, and a managed service, Cenzic 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 without the "false positives" often associated with the first-generation application scanners, as well as tests for session management, application logic issues, and policy compliance for internal policies and regulatory standards.

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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 throughout the software development lifecycle (SDLC). 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

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