Trustwave Acquires Cenzic to Help Businesses in Identifying Security Threats

By CIOReview | Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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CHICAGO: Trustwave, a provider of cloud and managed security services to businesses has announced the acquisition of Cenzic, a provider of application security testing for enterprise software to help businesses in identifying and addressing security weaknesses.

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. 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.

"Cenzic's 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," said Robert McCullen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Trustwave.

Static application security testing (SAST) examines non-running applications by looking at source code or binaries - often before business-critical applications are launched. Dynamic application security testing (DAST) is focused on continuously probing running applications to look for vulnerabilities on an ongoing basis.

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 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.