SOURCE: Cenzic

April 21, 2008 07:00 ET

Cenzic Selected as the Best Web App Security Assessment Solution by SC Magazine

Hailstorm Enterprise ARC Outperforms IBM, HP and Others in an Independent Review

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - April 21, 2008) - Cenzic, the leading provider of application security vulnerability assessment and risk management solutions, today announced the company has received five out of five stars for its Hailstorm Enterprise ARC (Application Risk Controller) 5.5 solution in a product review conducted by SC Magazine. The product also received the "Best Buy" designation among the products in the group, which included HP WebInspect and IBM's Rational AppScan.

"We are thrilled to receive such an outstanding rating by a leading security publication like SC Magazine," said John Weinschenk, CEO of Cenzic. "It not only amplifies the amount of confidence we have in the product, it highlights how Cenzic technology can aid organizations looking to secure their Web applications continuously, from development throughout production."

With more than 400 new application vulnerabilities discovered every month, organizations need to continuously test to ensure that Web applications are not at risk. Testing throughout the production stage is not only important, it is essential. Hailstorm Enterprise ARC provides automated, continuous security assessment of custom and commercial Web applications and works throughout the software development lifecycle -- whether in development, QA, or operations -- to help find and remediate security vulnerabilities, guide enforcement of internal security policies and support regulatory compliance. Additionally, because of Hailstorm Enterprise ARC 5.5's integration with VMware Lab Manager and VirtualCenter, customers can test for new vulnerabilities using a virtualized environment, allowing them to test without disruption or downtime.

"With stories prompting increased attention, application vulnerability assessment tools can help security stakeholders," said Nathan Ouellette, SC Magazine contributing editor. "(Hailstorm Enterprise ARC 5.5's) integration with VMware is a unique and useful feature."

SC Magazine's mission is to provide IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information in one incomparable publication. Hailstorm Enterprise ARC 5.5 was honored with its highest star rating of five overall stars. In specific categories, the product scored five stars in Features, Ease of Use, Support and Value for Money. The review stated that the product was a "true enterprise-class product with impressive options and customizations. SC Magazine recognizes Cenzic Hailstorm Enterprise ARC 5.5 as the group's Best Buy." The review also mentioned that no weaknesses were found in the product. A reprint of the review is available online at

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.

About SC Magazine

SC Magazine provides IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. By offering a consolidated view of IT security through independent product tests and well-researched editorial content that provides the contextual backdrop for how these IT security tools will address larger demands put on businesses today, SC Magazine enables IT security pros to make the right security decisions for their companies. The brand's portfolio includes the SC Magazine Awards, SC Directory, SC Magazine Newswire and SC Magazine IT Security Executives Forums.

Contact Information

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    Tami Casey
    Kulesa Public Relations for Cenzic
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