Cenzic Partners with F5 Networks, Brings Enhanced Application Security to Market

July 17, 2012
By: Susan J. Campbell

Network and application security are gaining more attention in the broader business space, especially as more companies are turning to virtualization and cloud computing. Cenzic, a Web application security intelligence provider, is working to provide integrated application vulnerability identification and blocking to protect client environments. 

To accomplish this goal, Cenzic has joined forces with F5 Networks (News - Alert). The Cenzic Cloud will be integrated with the F5 BIG-IP Application Security Manager. The resulting solution is designed to ensure all vulnerabilities are identified and addressed via the F5 BIG-IP ASM (News - Alert) policy.

Cenzic software integrates seamlessly with BIG-IP ASM and select cloud-based solutions, allowing for the automation of policy configuration and the provision of patch vulnerabilities. System scans are directly initiated from the ASM GUI, which also provides a complete display of all results, as well as the conversion of vulnerabilities that have been detected.

To delve deeper into Cenzic capabilities and their impact on the market, John Weinschenk, Cenzic president and CEO, was on hand at the TMC (News - Alert) Executive Editorial Open House in San Jose this week. Weinschenk joined TMC’s Rich Tehrani in the newsroom to discuss his company's application security solutions. Check out the Roadshow video below.

As Web applications are the most vulnerable to attackers, Cenzic focused its development outside of simple signature detection to examine the behavioral model. The solution will identify weaknesses through the emulation of an attacker’s activity.

With the combination of BIG-IP ASM and application scanning, dynamic security in complete compliance is achieved.

"This solution collectively offers more than the sum of these two mature and highly useful components," said Weinschenk. "Users are now able to efficiently and quickly improve security for a large number of web sites while getting the most out of existing F5 BIG-IP devices and reducing ASM management costs."

 Customers and partners can apply the combined solution while enjoying an exclusive Cenzic offer: three scans of a website for free. With these scans, companies can ensure they are not only protected, but compliant without interrupting their business.

"Continuous vulnerability assessments, combined with our award-winning Web application firewall, BIG-IP Application Security (News - Alert) Manager, go a long way to delivering a complete Web application security solution,” said Calvin Rowland, vice president of technology and ISV Alliances at F5 Networks. “By creating dynamic threat management solutions with technology leaders in the DAST market, F5 helps enterprises extend the value of their BIG-IP environments."

To learn more about Cenzic and what they are doing to offer complete protection of your online tools, check out the Roadshow video in full above.

Edited by Braden Becker