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Cenzic's Cloud Computing Security

Integration to IBM ClearQuest and Imperva Firewall Among New Features

Cenzic announced the 6.0 release of both its cloud computing infrastructure and on-premise software offerings. Continuing to provide automated on-going security assessment of custom and commercial Web applications throughout the software development lifecycle (SDLC), ClickToSecure® 6.0 and Cenzic Hailstorm Enterprise ARC® 6.0, bring strong enhancements focused on integration, support of industry standards, optimized assessment executions, and superior Web crawling technology.

"Cloud-delivered security for securing Web applications offers organizations potential economies of scale and faster ramp-up times to get their applications tested," said Neil MacDonald, VP and Gartner Fellow. "Many enterprises have a backlog of untested applications and cloud-delivered security testing can help accelerate the Web application testing process. Cloud-based testing services can supplement on-premises testing capabilities in a hybrid model, providing organizations with the flexibility to decide which applications to test themselves, ideally with a unified view across both."

With the current state of the economy and cyber attacks at an all time high, many organizations are struggling to protect their Web infrastructure. In particular, organizations lacking specialized IT security staff and resources are turning to cloud based applications like Cenzic ClickToSecure, to reduce costs.

"It is imperative that organizations, large and small ensure their Web applications are secure, given today's threat environment," said Mike Montecillo, security and risk management analyst for Enterprise Management Associates. "Cenzic is already distinctly positioned as an innovative leader in the Web security space with flexible, comprehensive, and configurable software and SaaS solutions. This new 6.0 release for its software (Hailstorm) strengthens Cenzic's position further with integrations into Imperva and IBM ClearQuest among various other new features. The 6.0 release for its SaaS (ClickToSecure) with self-service capabilities while integrating to Web app firewalls, highlights Cenzic's commitment to cloud computing. These offerings provide companies with the flexibility of a software, cloud based service, or a combination of both by leveraging a common platform to address a multitude of needs."

Cenzic Click-to-Secure, Hailstorm Enterprise ARC and Hailstorm Professional 6.0 now include:

-- More self-service capabilities for SaaS customers

-- Significant enhancements to vulnerability findings in Web 2.0 technologies such as Ajax and Flash

-- Real-time monitoring of application assessments with actionable results

-- Integration with Imperva's SecureSphere Web Application Firewall allowing for the export of assessment results

-- User interface and dashboard improvements for ease of use and manageability

-- Full support for CVE and CWE IDs maintained by MITRE

-- Increased scalability with parallel processing to allow for running multiple assessments

-- Improved spidering features to strengthen application coverage

-- Integration with IBM Rational ClearQuest

"We are committed to staying on top of industry trends and Cenzic's position as a provider of both cloud-delivered and on-premise security software gives customers the flexibility they need, as now more than ever, IT and security departments are called upon to do more with less," said John Weinschenk, president and CEO of Cenzic. "To accommodate the growing adoption of e-commerce and shrinking of IT budgets, we provide offerings that scale from securing a few applications up to large enterprises with thousands of applications, all with the need to protect sensitive customer information and comply with the latest industry regulations."

New security threats appear at alarming rates and Cenzic stays ahead of the curve via its leading-edge research lab. The lab, traditionally focused on evaluating new security vulnerabilities and feeding custom attacks into the SmartAttack(TM) Library, now provides reporting and vulnerability correlations with U.S. Government's CVE and CWE standards.

More Than 60 Companies Sponsored or Exhibited at Cloud Computing Expo New York April 2009
Cloud Computing Conference & Expo West and East (past two events) were sponsored by more than 60 leading global cloud computing technology providers, including: 3Tera, Active Endpoints, AppSense, AppZero, Aria Systems, CA, Inc., Certeon, Cloud.com, Composite Software, Cordys, Corporate Technologies, Cycle Computing, DataDirect Technologies, EMC,, ExactTarget, FreedomOSS, IBM, Intel, Intel SOA Products Group, iTKO, J9 Technologies, Krugle, LynuxWorks, MeettheBoss.com, Metron, Microsoft, mindSHIFT, Moderro Technologies, Mosso, Nastel, Netmagic Solutions, OpenSpan, ParaScale, Platform Computing, QuantumXML, Red Hat, RightScale, Sensedia, Sun Microsystems, Supermicro, Symantec, Tap In Systems, Tranxition, Tripwire, VIRTERA, VMware, Web Age Solutions, and Zeus Technology.

More Than 100 Sponsors and Exhibitors Expected in Silicon Valley
Upcoming Cloud Computing Conference & Expo 2009 West event, which will take place November 2-4, 2009, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley is estimated to have more than 100 sponsors and exhibitors.

For sponsorship and exhibit opportunities please contact Cloud Computing Expo sales department at 201 802-3021 (events at sys-con.com).

Cloud Computing Expo New York April 2009 Sold Out With Record Participation
2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, colocated with 5th International Virtualization Conference & Expo presented the most distinguished faculty of speakers on any technology conference taking place in 2009. Speakers, general session and keynote presenters included such names as: ,Ajay Anand (Yahoo!), Alan Williamson (AW 2.0 Ltd), Anthony Arrott (Trend Micro), Bill McColl (Cloudscale), Bob Quinn (3Leaf Systems), Brian H. Prince (Microsoft), Brian Zanghi (Kadient), Bryan Wade (ExactTarget), Clod Barrera (IBM), Daniel Beveridge (VIRTERA), David Bernstein (Cisco), David Bressler (Progress Software), David Douglas (Sun Microsytems), David Linthicum (Blue Mountain Labs), Doug Tidwell (IBM), Ed Sullivan (Aria Systems), Glenn Brunette (Sun Microsystems), Jeff Bauer (Forbes.com), Jeremy Geelan (SYS-CON Media), Jim Rymarczyk (IBM), Joe Gregorio (Google), Joel York (Xignite), John Barr (Yieldex), John du Pre Gauntt (Media Dojo), John Laferriere (Corporate Technologies), Jon Pyke (Cordys), JP Morgenthal (J.P. Morgenthal Blog), Kenneth Oestreich (Egenera), Kevin L. Jackson (Dataline), Kristof Kloeckner (IBM), Lucian Lipinsky de Orlov (VIRTERA), Martin Ingram (AppSense), Matt Holleran (Emergence Capital), Michael Hill (IBM), Omer Trajman (Vertica), Owen Garrett (Zeus Technology), Patrick Kerpan (CohesiveFT), Pau Garcia-Mila (eyeOS), Peter Coffee Salesforce.com), Peter Nickolov (3Tera), Phil Fritz (IBM), Prasad Rampalli (Intel), Raghavan Srinivas (Intuit), Ranjith Ramakrishnan (Cumulux), Reuven Cohen (Cloud Interoperability Forum), Rich Wolski (University of California), Ronnie Thomson (Quark), Russ Daniels (HP), Sajai Krishnan (ParaScale), Scott Wiener (Cloud9 Analytics), Simon Wardley (Canonical), Stephen Elliot (CA), Steve Milroy (OnTerra Systems), Stuart Charlton (Elastra), Thorsten von Eicken (RightScale), Tien Tzuo (Zuora), Tim Crawford (Stanford University), Vik Chaudhary (Keynote Systems), Warren Wilbee (Microsoft), Werner Vogels (Amazon.com), William Fellows (The 451 Group).

More Stories By Salvatore Genovese

Salvatore Genovese is a Cloud Computing consultant and an i-technology blogger based in Rome, Italy. He occasionally blogs about SOA, start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, open source and bleeding-edge technologies, companies, and personalities. Sal can be reached at hamilton(at)sys-con.com.