SOURCE: Cenzic

August 23, 2005 09:00 ET

Cenzic Selected by NetContinuum to Assess Its Application Gateway

Application Gateway Provider Utilizing Cenzic Hailstorm to Bolster the Security of Its Application Security Solutions

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 23, 2005 -- Cenzic, Inc. today announced that NetContinuum has selected Cenzic Hailstorm to help automate the testing of web application layer vulnerabilities. NetContinuum will leverage Hailstorm's Stateful Assessment ™ technology to automate their application security testing process and attain a greater level of web application security in their own appliances.

Securing applications is a dynamic and rapidly evolving challenge for organizations that increasingly depend on the web for their most important internal and customer-facing applications. As an innovative provider of automated assessment solutions, Cenzic helps its customers to secure their web applications with its flagship product, Cenzic Hailstorm. Unlike other security solutions that provide static scanning to find vulnerabilities, Hailstorm is the industry's first solution to use a Stateful Assessment ™ method, which allows the product to emulate the way real hackers work in order to test applications for security vulnerabilities and compliance issues. This revolutionary automated approach to vulnerability management and penetration testing allows Cenzic to deliver medium to large organizations the benefits of manual security testing with significantly reduced costs, dramatically faster assessments and minimal "false positive" results.

"We tried a number of code-scanning and web vulnerability assessment tools, and ultimately found Cenzic's automated penetration testing philosophy and reliable customer support to be the best fit for our needs," said Kurt Roemer, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for NetContinuum. "Hailstorm's stateful approach is supported by an intuitive, easy to navigate user interface and gives us a degree of accuracy and reliability that is on-par with more costly and time-consuming manual penetration testing methods. As we continue to internally evolve our product line, Hailstorm will serve as an integral part of our Quality Assurance process and enable us to answer our own customers' critical security needs more quickly and effectively."

"In our continuing effort to provide organizations with highly accurate and efficient application security solutions, we've taken customer feedback and improved the security assessment process, making it faster, less complicated and more cost-efficient for information security teams to implement," said Mandeep Khera, vice president of marketing for Cenzic. "NetContinuum's decision to apply Hailstorm to their own appliances is evidence that the unique platform we have developed is attractive to all organizations in search of secure application development and administration. This is a strategic customer win for us and showcases the value of our market leading products in helping companies test and secure their web applications."

About NetContinuum

NetContinuum helps IT organizations secure and optimize the delivery of web applications. The NetContinuum Application Security Gateway enables security managers to safeguard their organizations from application level attacks while IT operations managers simplify and consolidate their application delivery infrastructure. NetContinuum's unique technology enforces precise security, content and traffic rules controlled from a virtualizing management system. The Company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. For more information, visit us at

About Cenzic

Cenzic provides Hailstorm®, the next-generation enterprise software and services for automated application security assessment and compliance that allows Fortune 1000 corporations and government organizations to dramatically improve the security of web applications. Hailstorm enables security experts, QA professionals, and developers to work together to assess, analyze, and remediate applications for security vulnerabilities, and verify compliance with security policies. 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 solutions to combine the power of an enterprise-class application security assessment product with the flexibility of a managed security service. Cenzic's customers are currently in the financial services, e-retail, and government sectors. For more information visit

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