CARLSBAD, Calif., Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Breach Security, Inc., the
leader in web application security, today announced that the ModSecurity
open source web application firewall was awarded the top application
security-specific tool at the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
& Web Application Security Consortium (WASC) AppSec 2007 in San Jose,
California, November 12-15, 2007.
Additionally, ModSecurity was selected as the number two open source
security tool from the results of an AppSec 2007 conference attendee
survey. ModSecurity is the most widely deployed web application firewall in
the world with over 10,000 deployments.
"OWASP members share a vision of a software market where people have
reason to trust the software they use. We're happy to provide a little
support to the dedicated open source researchers that are making positive
contributions in that direction," said Jeff Williams, CEO of Aspect
Security, Inc. and volunteer Chair of the OWASP Foundation.
As an open source application, ModSecurity is a highly flexible web
application firewall that can be used for a wide range of functions
including web application monitoring, web intrusion detection and
prevention, as well as "just in time" patching of known vulnerabilities.
The commercial version available from Breach Security can also provide
all-important compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security
"It is a testimonial to the functionality and flexibility of
ModSecurity to be selected by the user community at AppSec 2007 as a top
open source and security specific tool for web application protection,"
said Marc Shinbrood, CEO of Breach Security. "Being the largest deployed
web application firewall in the world speaks to the power and effectiveness
of this open source product. The established ModSecurity web application
firewall protects against a wide range of application-layer attacks. Our
commercial version helps with PCI compliance and regulatory standards for
Capabilities of the open source ModSecurity software include:
-- Session Management: ModSecurity can track and monitor user sessions
providing protection against session hijacking and support for
session-based anomaly detection.
-- Events correlation: enables detection of attacks spanning multiple
requests such as brute force and Denial-of-Service attacks, as well as
attack reconnaissance. This enables ModSecurity to block hackers before
they can launch a significant attack.
-- Enhanced Analysis Engine: more granular rules facilities provide
focused analysis of specific HTTP components, such as only searching
for a signature in response headers.
-- XML Content Analysis: ModSecurity supports analyzing XML and can be
configured to protect Web Services.
-- Community console: collects logs and alerts from any number of remote
sensors in real time. The user interface provides support for sensor,
alert, and transaction management.
Open source ModSecurity can be used embedded into the Apache(TM) web
server, or standalone, with the ability to protect multiple web servers of
Breach Security also offers the award-winning ModSecurity open source
firewall as a commercial product, the ModSecurity Pro M1100 web application
firewall appliance. Providing out-of-the-box security for web applications,
the ModSecurity Pro M1100 features pre-packaged rule sets that prevent
information leakage and assist organizations with compliance efforts such
as the PCI DSS. The standard sets a deadline of June 2008 for any
organization gathering or storing credit card numbers to implement regular
code scans or deploy a web application firewall. The commercial version
also includes a Management Console that allows for the consolidation,
management and viewing of application security events across multiple
About Breach Security, Inc.
Breach Security, Inc. is the leading provider of next-generation web
application security that protects sensitive web-based information. Breach
Security protects web applications from Internet hacking attacks and
provides an effective solution for emerging security challenges such as
identity theft, information leakage, and insecurely coded applications.
Breach Security's solutions also support regulatory compliance requirements
for security. The company's WebDefend web application firewall is ICSA Labs
certified. Founded in 2004, Breach Security is headquartered in Carlsbad,
Calif. For more information, please visit http://www.breach.com.
SOURCE Breach Security, Inc.