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Trustwave Acquires Cenzic for Undisclosed Sum

Trustwave announced on Tuesday that it has acquired Cenzic, Inc., a maker of application security testing solutions, for an undisclosed sum.

Cenzic’s solutions help organizations assess cloud, mobile and web applications for vulnerabilities.

According to with Trustwave, Cenzic’s platform will be integrated into Trustwave’s cloud-based application, database and network penetration testing and scanning services to help businesses identify and address security weaknesses and reduce threats and risks.

As a result of the acquisition, Trustwave says it will deliver both static and dynamic security testing as integrated, subscription-based services that will help secure those applications throughout their lifecycle.

“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.

While Cenzic was founded in 2000 and is considered to be a pioneer in the application security testing space, the company has faced tough competition from others in the space.

Cenzic does hold several patents and has worked out cross-licensing agreements with firms including IBM, HP, WhiteHat Security, and NT OBJECTives, mainly which resulted through lawsuits filed by Cenzic

Late last year, Trustwave acquired Application Security, Inc., (AppSec) a provider of database security solutions. 

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For more than 10 years, Mike Lennon has been closely monitoring the threat landscape and analyzing trends in the National Security and enterprise cybersecurity space. In his role at SecurityWeek, he oversees the editorial direction of the publication and is the Director of several leading security industry conferences around the world.