STIGroup Offering AppliCure's dotDefenderTM Web Application Firewall as Managed Service

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STIGroup announced today that it is now offering dotDefender, the Web application security solution from Applicure Technologies, as a managed service to its diverse and expanding customer base. • Installed and protecting valuable Web assets in 8 business hours or less • No design changes to existing networks • No burden on IT resources • Monthly charge with no minimum contract

STIGroup announced today that it is now offering dotDefender, the Web application security solution from Applicure Technologies, as a managed service to its diverse and expanding customer base. The addition of the dotDefender Managed Service offering expands STIGroup's capability to effectively deliver Web Application Firewall to businesses while minimizing the impact on their current systems and operations.

Web application flaws are being exploited to compromise sensitive information at an unprecedented frequency. Current network and host-based Intrusion Prevention Systems simply do not provide adequate defense against this increasingly prevalent threat -- in many cases such activity goes undetected. dotDefender provides effective protection against web application attacks such as SQL Injection and Cross-Site Scripting as well as other common network-based attacks against Web servers. The managed service offering quickly provides customers with a powerful solution with no disruption to their infrastructure, and more importantly, their business:

  • Installed and protecting valuable Web assets in 8 business hours or less
  • No design changes to existing networks
  • No burden on IT resources
  • Monthly charge with no minimum contract

"AppliCure's dotDefender has become a strategic product for us because it provides protection for Web applications that is superior to that provided by Intrusion Detection and Prevention systems", stated Dominic Genzano, Senior Partner with Secure Technology Integration Group, Ltd. "This has been borne out by the fact that the PCI DSS [Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard] now emphasizes the use of a Web Application Firewall in addition to other measures. dotDefender stands out for its ability to provide active protection while effectively minimizing false positives; this is important because it is not uncommon for businesses to disable active protection in some security products due to the business interruption and management burden that false positives can represent."

Yaacov Sherban, CEO of Applicure Technologies, commented, "Web applications have rapidly become the hacker's target of choice. STIGroup has wisely recognized this and put together a compelling offering that can be implemented quickly and painlessly, and immediately provide enterprise-class website defense. We are delighted to expand our partnership with STIGroup via the addition of the dotDefender Managed Service."

Web application security is a new challenge for many businesses, and some prefer to put technology in service without committing to a long term contract or re-architecting networks to suit the tool. Other businesses may need to implement quickly to deal with regulatory requirements or critical security concerns. Regardless of the situation, it is STIGroup's culture to work with clients in the way that best meets their needs. The Managed Web Application Firewall offering provides additional flexibility in adapting the dotDefender technology to solve security challenges.

About STIGroup
Secure Technology Integration Group, Ltd. (STIGroup) is an Information Security Consulting firm that provides a full suite of Information Security services. STIGroup designs, implements, and maintains the systems and procedures that permit your business to utilize technology productively while maintaining the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your mission-critical information. In addition to security consulting services, and design and implementation services for technology products like AppliCure dotDefender, STIGroup provides managed services to monitor and maintain technology implementations to ease the burden on your internal staff.

For more information or a quote for STIGroup's Managed dotDefender Service, please email sales@stigroup.net or call 888-881-6661 ext 311. For more information about the Managed dotDefender Service offering, visit our website at http://www.stigroup.net/applicure/

About AppliCure Technologies, Ltd.
AppliCure Technologies Ltd. (TASE: APCR) develops the leading multi-platform Web application security software products to protect Web sites and Web applications from external and internal attacks. Built with years of research into hacker behavior, AppliCure solutions feature a comprehensive knowledge base to identify attacks accurately, and to stop them before they reach the Web site or application. The AppliCure flagship product, dotDefender, is deployed globally and is serviced by offices and business partners in the US, Europe and Asia.

About dotDefender
dotDefender delivers comprehensive protection against SQL injection, cross-site scripting and many other application-level attacks, and fulfills the challenging application layer firewall requirements of the PCI Data Security Standard. With thousands of installations, customers and partners, from SMB/SME to Fortune 1000 enterprises including a diverse range of hosting providers, dotDefender meets the demands of application security around the world for strong and affordable protection technology.

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