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Cenzic Launches GovShield Initiative to Help Defend Government Web Infrastructure Against Cyber Attacks

Key New Hires, Special Training for Government Integrators, Solutions Focused on Government Regulatory Compliance Among Highlights

ATLANTA, GA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/24/09 -- GFIRST NATIONAL CONFERENCE -- Cenzic Inc., the leading provider of Web application vulnerability assessment and risk management solutions, today announced the introduction of GovShield(TM), a new cybersecurity initiative focused on defending the government Web infrastructure. In light of recent cyber attacks against the U.S. government, this new initiative will provide focused solutions that help government agencies get compliant with federal regulations, including the Federal Information Security Management ACT (FISMA), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and others, as well as special packages for government integrators to bring solutions closer to the end-users. Additionally, the program will be led by industry veteran David Kimball with over twenty years of experience, whose background includes extensive security experience working alongside federal, state, and local government agencies. David Kimball will be based out of Washington, D.C. and will be expanding the team with aggressive growth plans.

"Recent attacks against the U.S. government's Web infrastructure have shown that hackers are not afraid to target an entire nation," said Mandeep Khera, CMO for Cenzic. "Whether it's politically motivated and funded attacks such as the recent ones from North Korea, or financially motivated attacks from Russia, Ukraine, China, and other countries, these attacks have become unrelenting and have been successful in causing a great deal of damage. With President Obama's new security initiatives making cybersecurity a top priority, government agencies are making strides in this area and we want to make sure Cenzic's turnkey solutions help them achieve their goals quickly and efficiently. Our solutions already protect a number of key government agencies, so the new Cenzic GovShield initiative is a natural progression of our existing commitment to providing government agencies with solutions to prevent against these types of attacks."

Cenzic GovShield will supply a government-focused, turnkey solution to help agencies expedite its cybersecurity implementations through cloud based assessments, software solutions, application security awareness and best practices training, as well as process improvement consulting. The training program offered through GovShield will provide an introduction to the most common types of Web application vulnerabilities, and how to both identify and prevent them. Government system integrators will get special benefits of extensive training on Web application security, incentives to offer Cenzic solutions, and marketing promotion support.

"Protecting agencies as vital as those included in the government Web infrastructure is a great undertaking," said Warren Bell, vice president of field operations for Cenzic. "To ensure its success, the Cenzic GovShield program needed a leader who had already been at the front line of securing our infrastructure. David Kimball's history of providing security solutions to government agencies of all sizes gives him the necessary expertise and leadership to achieve our goal."

"It is an honor to work with a company such as Cenzic that shares a similar vision of ensuring the security of the most critical Web infrastructures in this nation," said David Kimball, managing director of the Federal Business Unit for Cenzic. "Current events have proven that we must be in a constant state of readiness when it comes to cybersecurity, which is impossible without solutions such as those provided by Cenzic."

Cenzic Hailstorm provides automated continuous security assessment of custom and commercial Web applications throughout the software development lifecycle -- whether in development, QA, or operations -- to help find and remediate security vulnerabilities, guide enforcement of internal security policies and support regulatory compliance. With its dashboard views of Web applications, Hailstorm enables departments, business units, and security and compliance executives access to real-time actionable information and status across the enterprise.

For more information about the GovShield program, please visit http://www.govshield.com.

About Cenzic

Cenzic is the next-generation Web application security assessment and risk management solutions leader. The Cenzic suite of application security solutions fits the need of any company from remote, Cloud Computing (ClickToSecure®), for testing one or more applications, to a full enterprise-wide solution (Cenzic Hailstorm® Enterprise ARC) for effectively managing application security risks across an enterprise. Always an innovator, Cenzic has integrated Hailstorm with VMware to enable testing of production Web applications through virtualization -- making Cenzic the only company in the industry with a complete solution for assessing Web applications in all stages from development to production. In addition, Cenzic solutions, targeted at financial services, e-retail, high-tech, energy, healthcare and government sectors, are the most accurate, comprehensive and extensible in the industry, empowering organizations to stay on top of unrelenting application security threats.

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