SOURCE: Cenzic

July 20, 2005 09:00 ET

Cenzic Welcomes Kavado Customers With a Seamless Migration

Kavado ScanDo Customers Can Now Migrate to Cenzic's Automated Security Assessment Solution With Credits for Their Existing Investment in ScanDo

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 20, 2005 -- Cenzic, Inc. today announced a migration program for Kavado ScanDo customers to move from Kavado to Cenzic. The program enables Kavado customers to apply their investment in Kavado toward Cenzic technology to ease the transition, minimize business disruption, ensure support and maintenance agreements and protect their applications from potential security threats. The Cenzic migration program gives existing Kavado ScanDo customers a waiver of up to six months for any remaining months on their existing Kavado subscription contract, or other contract incentives for an existing perpetual license.

To take advantage of this program, users should visit the Cenzic web site at, send an email to or call 1-866-4-CENZIC (423-6942).

"Cenzic is committed to helping companies proactively test their applications for vulnerabilities in an automated fashion to ensure compliance, minimize financial risks and uphold customer trust," said John Weinschenk, CEO of Cenzic. "Our customers recognize that effective and rapid application security assessment is a must-have capability, and we're pleased to extend this offer to Kavado customers to experience the many benefits and advantages of Cenzic Hailstorm, which is the most accurate product in the industry."

Cenzic recently completed a $15 million C round of financing from a strong syndicate of investors, including Advanced Technology Ventures (ATV), Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, JK&B Capital, Mohr Davidow Ventures, and Symantec. The company has also recently released Hailstorm 2.5, the newest version of its flagship product, and introduced ClickToSecure, a new managed service that helps customers remotely assess commercial and custom web-applications for security vulnerabilities.

Cenzic Hailstorm helps 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. By assessing applications in a stateful manner, Cenzic provides companies with highly accurate results without the "false positives" often associated with scanning-based solutions, as well as tests for application logic issues and policy compliance for internal policies and regulatory standards.

The new migration program will allow companies that have invested significantly in products from the dire-stage Kavado to uphold their investments and minimize the disruption. Cenzic is committed to helping Kavado customers quickly and seamlessly migrate to Cenzic solutions with minimal costs.

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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