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Security On-Demand Joins Cenzic's Initiative to Promote National Cyber Security Awareness MonthLeading Security Companies Offer Free Web Application and Network Vulnerability Scans (October 21, 2011)
CAMPBELL, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/21/11 -- Cenzic Inc., the leading provider of Web application security vulnerability assessment and risk management solutions, today announced it has teamed up with hybrid cloud security provider, Security On-Demand to offer free Web application and network vulnerability scans in support of National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
"We welcome the opportunity to raise awareness around cybersecurity and are excited to join Cenzic and other organizations who are educating others on the importance of protecting our nation's infrastructure," said Peter Bybee, CEO of Security On-Demand. "Attacks this year by Anonymous and similar splinter groups have made cybersecurity concerns mainstream. It's important to understand that a majority of these attacks were played out due to vulnerabilities that should have been known and addressed."
"We are excited to have Security On-Demand participate in this initiative to spread the word," said Mandeep Khera, CMO of Cenzic. "We all need to work together to educate companies in understanding security issues around their Web infrastructure. Hackers are winning the battle right now. These awareness efforts will help companies slowly get ahead of the hacker curve."
While most security technologies play a defensive role and are reactive in nature, regular and consistent vulnerability scanning should be a proactive and vital part of a vulnerability risk management program. As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Security On-Demand is offering all organizations that sign up by October 31, a free external network vulnerability scan along with a severity report in PDF format. The offering is designed to proactively identify where vulnerabilities may exist on networks from an external perspective.
Similarly, for a limited time, Cenzic is also extending their Healthcheck program to provide a free application vulnerability assessment performed by Cenzic Web security experts using the company's ClickToSecure managed service solution. As part of the Healthcheck, Cenzic will scan the Web pages of participating organizations to check for some of the most common application vulnerabilities or "holes" that hackers can exploit. Then, participants will receive a free PDF report containing a summary of the website's "holes" (security flaws) and easy-to-read severity charts, along with a prioritized listing of the most vulnerable website URLs and a detailed description of each security flaw and remediation suggestions.
To access Security On-Demand's free service, businesses need to register by October 31 at: http://www.securityondemand.com/main/SolutionCenter/HealthCheck.aspx
To access Cenzic's free service, businesses must register by October 31 using the code SOCIALNETWORK at: http://www.cenzic.com/products/saas/ctscloud/freehealthcheck/
Cenzic, a trusted provider of software and SaaS security products, helps organizations secure their websites against hacker attacks. Cenzic focuses on Web Application Security, automating the process of identifying security defects at the Web application level where more than 75 percent of hacker attacks occur. Our dynamic, black box Web application testing is built on a non-signature-based technology that finds more "real" vulnerabilities as well as provides vulnerability management, risk management, and compliance for regulations and industry standards such as PCI. Cenzic solutions help secure the websites of numerous Fortune 1000 companies, all major security companies, leading government agencies and universities, and hundreds of SMB companies -- overall helping to secure trillions of dollars of e-commerce transactions. The Cenzic solution suite fits the needs of companies across all industries, from a cloud solution (Cenzic ClickToSecure Cloud), to testing remotely via our managed service (Cenzic ClickToSecure® Managed), to a full enterprise software product (Cenzic Hailstorm® Enterprise ARC) for managing security risks across the entire company.
About Security On-Demand
Security On-Demand is the leading provider of hybrid cloud security and compliance solutions. Our SaaS-based security solutions help organizations cost-effectively adhere to compliance requirements, proactively manage risk, and protect against security threats. Our highly scalable and flexible security architecture eliminates capital outlay, provides 24x7 support/monitoring coverage, and significantly lowers management, maintenance and staffing costs. More information about Security On-Demand is available at www.securityondemand.com
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