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HP Launches New Application Security Solutions
With the new offerings from HP, IT executives can prioritise security issues by identifying the assets and data that matter most to their business.
Monday, June 15, 2009: HP has announced major new releases of its application security software designed to help companies lower costs and protect against malicious web attacks by hackers. The new offerings are part of HP Application Security Center, a suite of software and services that helps companies ensure the security of their web applications by helping them discover, fix and prevent vulnerabilities that can be exploited by hackers.
New offerings include: HP Assessment Management Platform 8.0 – helps customers reduce costs and mitigate application risk across the enterprise through a distributed, scalable Web application security testing platform; HP WebInspect 8.0 – helps customers thoroughly analyse complex Web applications (this new release delivers fast, accurate security testing and remediation capabilities for Web applications, including those built on emerging Web 2.0 technologies); and HP Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Project Services for Application Security Center – help customers rapidly and cost-effectively implement their application security initiatives with a complete solution maintained and managed by HP.
With the new offerings from HP, IT executives can prioritise security issues by identifying the assets and data that matter most to their business. This approach allows organisations to focus their limited security resources on issues that have the greatest business impact. For example, organisations can prioritise security efforts for applications associated with credit card transactions and bring them into compliance with security guidelines from the Payment Card Industry (PCI).
“HP Application Security Center helps IT organisations manage the growing risk of security breaches that take place through Web applications,” said Rajesh Nayak, business manager application, HP Software. “Today’s application modernisation efforts are creating a better end-user experience but it may also produce websites that are more vulnerable to hackers.”
HP WebInspect 8.0 and HP Assessment Management Platform 8.0 are available now as licenced software products. HP Assessment Management Platform is expected to be available through HP SaaS in May.