SOURCE: Cenzic

March 26, 2007 11:30 ET

Cenzic Teams With SANS to Develop First Secure Coding Certification Exams

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 26, 2007 -- Cenzic Inc., a leading provider of application security risk management, vulnerability assessment, and compliance solutions, today announced that it is working with the SANS Institute, the largest and most trusted source for information security training certification, to develop the first secure coding certification exams for programming professionals. These exams will assess a programmer's knowledge of security vulnerabilities and technical proficiency and when passed, will give them GIAC Secure Software Professional (GSSP) status.

"Educating and certifying programmers as to best practices in application security is a crucial step in the battle to eliminate web application vulnerabilities," said, Mandeep Khera, vice president of marketing for Cenzic. "Cenzic is committed to working with a prestigious organization like SANS to bring awareness and solutions to the issue of application security."

By providing questions and developer's code for the exam, Cenzic is an instrumental partner in helping SANS to develop a standard for measuring secure coding mastery. The GSSP certification exam provides a focused approach for programming professionals who want to identify the gaps in their secure coding skills and knowledge, while helping employers increase their competitive advantage with certified programmers.

"SANS works with industry leaders such as Cenzic, to leverage their expertise in creating tests that enable the most reliable measure of technical proficiency and expertise in identifying and correcting common programming errors that lead to security vulnerabilities," said Alan Paller, director of research at the SANS Institute. "With the right skills, programmers can help reduce the risk of losses caused by cyber attacks."

About Cenzic

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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