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Trustwave Acquires Application Security, Inc.

Trustwave announced on Monday that it has acquired Application Security, Inc., (AppSec) a provider of database security solutions.

Trustwave announced on Monday that it has acquired Application Security, Inc., (AppSec) a provider of database security solutions.

According to Trustwave, AppSec’s automated database security scanning technologies will strengthen Trustwave’s ability to help customers protect data, reduce security risks and achieve compliance with mandates and regulations.

AppSec develops security software solutions to protect relational databases and big data stores—helping customers uncover critical configuration mistakes, access control issues, missing patches, or any dangerous combination of settings that could lead to denial-of-service attacks, unauthorized data modification and data breaches.

Trustwave said it would continue to develop, support and offer both Application Security, Inc. products, DbProtect and AppDetectivePRO, and will integrate and use those products into Trustwave’s product portfolio.

AppSec’s technology will enhance Trustwave’s penetration testing and vulnerability management services, by brining additional database scanning and testing capabilities that offer customers more comprehensive vulnerability scanning, logging and monitoring across their networks, applications and databases.

“Attacks from cybercriminals, malicious insiders and other threats have increased the spotlight on the security of high-value data and the importance of protecting it no matter where it lives or where it’s going,” said Trustwave Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert J. McCullen. “Disparate products and manual tools and processes just can’t keep up with the pace of today’s threats. By joining forces with Application Security, Trustwave can help customers strengthen security across their environment—from the network, applications, Web, and down to the data itself—so they can more effectively fight cybercrime, protect data and reduce security risks.”

New York, NY- based Application Security, Inc. was founded in 2002.

The financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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