SOURCE: ScanAlert

January 31, 2007 07:33 ET

Web Application Security Trends of 27,000 Websites to Be Highlighted in ScanAlert Report at RSA

NAPA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 31, 2007 -- ScanAlert, provider of the widely used HACKER SAFE® security certification service, will release a report at next week's RSA Conference discussing the application security profiles of more than 27,000 websites. The first in a series of quarterly analyses on ecommerce application security issues, the report published by the HACKER SAFE Labs provides an unprecedented view of real-world security, particularly the risks to databases created by current security practices.

Since introducing its HACKER SAFE certification service in 2002, ScanAlert has grown to become one of the largest remote vulnerability scanning vendors in the world. With organizations around the globe reaping the benefits of continual 24/7 security auditing and certification, the universe of HACKER SAFE websites currently exceeds 75,000. Securing and certifying these sites daily to the HACKER SAFE standard provides an unparalleled perspective on the actual breadth and real-world frequency of threats and attack vectors.

"This is certainly the largest dataset ever used to produce a report on the state of web application security," said ScanAlert CEO Ken Leonard. "We're providing the security community unique information gleaned from our global customer base, so they can see for themselves what is going on in the real-world trends of ecommerce security. We will be publishing additional data, insights and commentary as the challenges of securing infrastructure evolve."


To obtain a copy of the report, please visit


HACKER SAFE Labs is the IT industry's first vulnerability research organization focusing solely on ecommerce application security. Combining "in-the-lab" testing with data derived from the real-world security issues of tens of thousands of HACKER SAFE subscribers, HACKER SAFE Labs contributes research and exploit prevention knowledge to the IT security community.

About ScanAlert

Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Napa, CA, ScanAlert secures organizations of all sizes against threats to their network infrastructure, and then certifies them to the HACKER SAFE standard -- the world's Internet security benchmark. Offered as a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution, HACKER SAFE certification is used by more than 75,000 organizations, including ESPN, The American Red Cross, Toshiba, Warner Brothers, and well over half of the 500 largest online retailers in the USA. ScanAlert also operates HACKER SAFE Labs, the industry's only research group focused on ecommerce application security. More information is available at

Contact Information

  • ScanAlert Contact:
    Nigel Ravenhill
    Director of Marketing Communications
    Tel: 707-224-7656 X1111