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Watchfire Launches Fanatical Success(TM) Program.

Leading Application Security Company Goes Beyond Providing Technology Tools; Introduces New Program to Provide Customers with a Full Solution to Optimize Application Security Testing Throughout the Software Development Lifecycle

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Watchfire, the market share leading provider of application security software and services, today announces the launch of their Fanatical Success[TM] Program. The new program delivers on Watchfire's vision for how best to integrate and optimize application security testing within an organization's development process.

Current techniques to incorporate security testing into the software development lifecycle (SDLC) are failing. Companies are either relying on an overburdened security team to test applications late in the cycle, when fixes are the most costly, or they're throwing complex tools at QA and development teams expecting them to master security testing with no formal processes and training. Today, Watchfire introduces Fanatical Success, a powerful new approach to solving this security problem through the combination of technology, training and services geared specifically to the unique needs of key SDLC stakeholders - security, QA and development.

The best way to improve a company's SDLC business process and to help ensure application vulnerability assessments become a permanent part of the development process is by helping companies change stakeholder behavior. And, the most effective way to help non-security professionals like QA and development, incorporate security testing into their regular daily processes is by providing them with accessible technology, convenient training, personalized consulting, and unmatched support.

"Other vendors, simply offer security tools and are leaving their users unequipped to handle this complex and growing problem," said Peter McKay, president and CEO, Watchfire. "Companies need more than technology to truly integrate application testing into their SDLC. Fanatical Success is Watchfire's public commitment to our customers that we go above and beyond typical practices to help them achieve their web application security goals and accelerate the adoption of security testing throughout the SDLC."

Fanatical Success is not only about providing companies with the best technology to uncover application security flaws, it's about closing the knowledge gap amongst user groups, building out sustainable processes, and supporting customers 100 percent along the way. The four pillars of Watchfire's Fanatical Success Program are:

World's Best and Most Popular Application Vulnerability Assessment Technology

Watchfire's AppScan product line is the most accurate at pinpointing vulnerabilities and is the only security testing software to incorporate a remediation workflow to help users easily resolve web vulnerabilities. With 10 years of application security experience Watchfire is continually innovating and updating its solutions to accelerate the adoption of security testing throughout the SDLC.

AppScan University featuring Computer Based Training

Self-service, self-paced, Computer Based Training is an ideal way to educate non-security professionals on application security fundamentals and product best practices. Since the launch of Watchfire's Computer Based Training program late last year, a significant number of Watchfire sales have included enrollment. Today, the company rolls out new Computer Based Training curriculum tailored specifically for developers, QA professionals and security auditors, with tailored courses that include "The Importance of Secure Coding;" "Understanding and Verifying Scan Results;" and "How to Create Custom Security Tests."

World Class Application Security Consulting

Watchfire is the only application security provider with both an expert security research team and experienced professional services team affording customers instant access to technology that is able to discover the very latest vulnerabilities, as well as security best practices and expertise gleaned from over a decade of hands-on deployments in some of the world's most complex web environments.

Unmatched, Extreme Support

Watchfire's Extreme Support team goes beyond the acceptable to instead offer our customer truly exceptional customer service. Watchfire understands that security testing is often conducted outside of regular business hours in global geographies and that having access to live support while your running a scan is critical. To that end, today we have introduced extended support hours providing almost round the clock coverage as well as enhancements to our Customer Support Portal designed to ease support self-service.

Also Announced Today: AppScan Enterprise 5

Watchfire also today announced AppScan Enterprise 5. Based on next-generation technology, this new version further strengthens the power of the industry's first web-based application security solution for security professionals, and now extends its utility to include a simplified way to accelerate the adoption of security testing throughout the application development process. AppScan Enterprise 5 redefines the security industry with the first one-click vulnerability scan, advanced source code analysis integration, and new computer based training curriculum geared specifically to the unique needs of key SDLC stakeholders - security, QA and development. Visit http://www.watchfire.com/news/releases/02-20-07a.aspx to see today's AppScan Enterprise 5 press release.

About Watchfire

Watchfire is the leading provider of web application security software and the only company to offer an end-to-end solution including intelligent fix recommendations to evaluate, understand and resolve issues. More than 800 enterprises and government agencies, including AXA Financial, SunTrust, HSBC, Vodafone, Veterans Affairs and Dell rely on Watchfire to identify, report and help remediate security vulnerabilities. Watchfire has been the recipient of several industry honors including: the HP/IAPP Privacy Innovation Award: winning three out of five SC Magazine Enterprise Awards, including Best Security Company; Computerworld's Innovative Technology Award; finalist for the pending Dr. Dobb's Jolt Product Excellence Awards; and "Recommended" rating by Computer Reseller News. For two years in a row, Watchfire has been named by IDC as the worldwide market share leader in web application vulnerability assessment software. Watchfire's partners include IBM Global Services, Fortify, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sapient, Microsoft, Interwoven, EMC Documentum and Mercury. Watchfire is headquartered in Waltham, MA. For more information, please visit www.watchfire.com.

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