SOURCE: GridApp Systems

March 05, 2008 09:00 ET

GridApp Systems Partners With Application Security, Inc. to Provide the Industry's Most Comprehensive Database Security Solution

Joint Webinar Announced to Present Best Practices for Integrated Solution

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 5, 2008) - GridApp Systems, Inc. (www.gridapp.com), a leading provider of database automation software, today announced a strategic partnership with Application Security, Inc., the leading provider of database security solutions. The partnership highlights the companies' two flagship products, GridApp Clarity™ and Application Security, Inc.'s DbProtect™. When integrated together, these products provide the most comprehensive and manageable database security solution for the enterprise.

Built on the industry's most extensive knowledge base of database-specific vulnerabilities, DbProtect is acknowledged as the industry's most complete database security solution -- combining database discovery, scanning, vulnerability assessment, real-time activity monitoring, and auditing. GridApp Clarity promotes manageable and secure database architectures by automating the patching and provisioning process. This provides a standardized and consistent database system, ensuring maximum uniformity and minimal user interaction, further supporting security and compliance. DbProtect safeguards from and monitors for database threats while Clarity transforms database management -- together, providing customers with a highly comprehensive database security solution.

"Application Security, Inc. and GridApp Clarity eliminate the need for organizations to spend valuable resources safeguarding their enterprise database architecture," said Robert Gardos, CEO of GridApp Systems. "Our combined offerings counter database vulnerabilities and compliance challenges through automation, freeing IT decision makers and staff from this manual and repetitive process -- enabling them to focus on more strategic initiatives."

"Coping with today's ever-increasing threat matrix makes highly efficient and comprehensive database management more critical than ever," said Eric T. Gonzales, Co-Founder and Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, Application Security, Inc. "Clarity's proven ability to automate database management for customers across multiple industry sectors, including financial services and healthcare makes GridApp an ideal partner for us."

GridApp and Application Security, Inc. will host a complimentary joint webinar on Thursday, March 13 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PT) entitled, "Addressing the Gap: Patch Management with Application Security, Inc. and GridApp." Participants will learn how these products work together to secure the enterprise application layer.

This joint webinar on automated database patching is the first step toward securing the database end-to-end. Topics will include how to:

--  Insulate your databases from critical vulnerabilities and zero-day
    threats
--  Reduce the time it takes to install patch updates
--  Increase operational efficiencies and reduce downtime when deploying
    fix scripts
--  Improve your understanding of attack vectors as you dramatically
    reduce data risks
--  Avoid costly mistakes that waste time and money
    

Registration for this webinar can be completed at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/409966380.

About GridApp Systems

GridApp Systems is a leading provider of database automation solutions to help businesses gain control of their heterogeneous database infrastructures. Currently supporting hundreds of customer installations worldwide, across multiple industries such as financial services, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, education, eCommerce, and technology, GridApp's market leading products and services have helped businesses deploy and better manage their critical database assets. GridApp Systems automates to help drive businesses forward. For more information, visit www.gridapp.com.

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