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Trustwave Acquires Cenzic for Cloud-Based Security Testing

20 March 2014 No Comment

Trustwave has announced the acquisition of Cenzic. The acquisition brings together Cenzic’s dynamic application security testing technologies with Trustwave’s cloud-based application, database and network penetration testing and scanning services. The combination will create one of the industry’s broadest, integrated security testing platforms designed to help businesses rapidly identify and address security weaknesses, thereby significantly helping to reduce threats and risks.

Powered by its patented Hailstorm technology, Cenzic enables organizations to continuously assess cloud, mobile and web applications for vulnerabilities. As a result of the acquisition, Trustwave will deliver both static and dynamic security testing as integrated, subscription-based services that will help secure those applications throughout their lifecycle. Integration of Cenzic solutions with web application firewalls and security information and event management systems, including those from Trustwave, offers additional layers of protection.

“This acquisition brings together two security leaders who understand the power automation brings to managing the aggressive and evasive threats we’re seeing today,” said Robert McCullen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Trustwave. “Cenzic’s highly automated and scalable security testing platform supercharges our ability to deliver integrated testing across a high volume of applications. This acquisition marks another milestone in Trustwave’s strategy to deliver comprehensive, automated and integrated security, compliance and threat intelligence solutions to the industry — all delivered through the cloud.”

Businesses and governments increasingly rely on cloud, mobile and web applications to interact with customers, partners and suppliers, and those applications are constantly at risk from hackers who exploit security vulnerabilities. Cenzic research found that 96 percent of all applications tested in 2013 had one or more serious security vulnerabilities with a median of 14 per application.

Cenzic automates security testing across all applications types — cloud, mobile and web. Cenzic solutions scale from a single application to enterprise-level deployments, and its intelligent technology uses behavioral, stateful and learning algorithms to help ensure the highest accuracy for automated assessment of even the most complex applications.

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