SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cenzic Inc., the leading provider of web application security intelligence to reduce security risks, today announced the direct API integration of the Cenzic Enterprise 7.0 suite of products with F5's BIG-IP® Application Security Manager™(ASM™) Version 11.3. With this combined solution, customers can now initiate a direct connection to their Cenzic Enterprise account, run scans and get immediate results on vulnerability assessments.
Web applications are the single greatest target for attackers. However, monitoring threat vectors constantly across a large number of web applications to identify vulnerabilities is cumbersome and fixing them is time-consuming. Cenzic's application vulnerability scanning goes beyond signature detection to a behavioral model, identifying weaknesses quickly by emulating attacker activity. The integration ensures that vulnerabilities can be identified and immediately addressed with BIG-IP ASM, thus providing the ability to patch vulnerabilities with a single click, resulting in real-time remediation without impacting application uptime or performance.
BIG-IP ASM protects mission critical applications with an agile, certified web application firewall and comprehensive, policy-based web application security. It offers threat assessment and mitigation, visibility and flexibility to help organizations secure applications. One of the most scalable application security solutions on the market, BIG-IP ASM protects data center applications while boosting performance with application optimization and acceleration technologies such as fast caching, compression, SSL offload and TCP optimization.
Powered by Cenzic Hailstorm, Cenzic Enterprise is a software solution that assesses the security of cloud and web applications and supports security risk management throughout the software development lifecycle. Cenzic Enterprise provides a company-wide view of security vulnerabilities and statuses to executives as well as customized views to other users from a web-based dashboard. It enables organizations of all sizes to continuously assess cloud, mobile and web applications to reduce online security risk from hacker attacks.
"This new solution extends the advanced application assessment and threat protection capabilities for F5 customers to the Cenzic Enterprise environment," said Calvin Rowland, vice president of Technology and ISV Alliances at F5. "As a result, F5 and Cenzic customers can now run scans across connected systems, review results and mitigate vulnerabilities instantly, in the same manner on the Cenzic Enterprise platform as with Cenzic Cloud."
"Today, most organizations grapple with how to monitor and assess vulnerabilities real- time for the layer 7 application traffic in their mobile, cloud and web environments," said Bala Venkat, chief marketing officer at Cenzic. "The damage from a single breach can run in the millions of dollars notwithstanding the brand reputation. Cenzic offers the most comprehensive solution to continuously assess the applications for vulnerabilities. This direct API integration with F5 BIG-IP ASM takes the solution to a new level – enabling enterprises to not only monitor and detect, but also fix the vulnerabilities in the application layer – real-time in the cloud or on-premise."
Cenzic provides the leading application security intelligence platform to continuously assess Cloud, Mobile and Web applications to reduce online security risk. Cenzic's solutions scale from single applications to enterprise-level deployments with hybrid approaches that enable testing of applications at optimal levels. Cenzic helps brands of all sizes protect their reputation and manage security risk in the face of malicious attacks. Cenzic's solutions are used in all parts of the software development lifecycle, and most importantly in production, to protect against new threats even after the application has been deployed. Cenzic's application security intelligence platform is architected to handle web, cloud and mobile applications and is the first to provide risk reduction recommendations for business, application developers and specific applications. Today, Cenzic secures more than half a million online applications and trillions of dollars of commerce for Fortune 1000 companies, all major security companies, government agencies, universities and SMBs. More information about Cenzic can be found at www.cenzic.com.
SOURCE Cenzic Inc.