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Application Security, Inc. Provides Support for Latest Oracle Critical Patch Update

Application Security, Inc., the leading provider of database security, risk and compliance solutions for the enterprise, today announced that it will support Oracle's July 2009 CPU (critical patch update) for Oracle database. The latest CPU contains 33 new security vulnerability fixes, of which 4 vulnerabilities were reported to Oracle by Team SHATTER, Application Security, Inc.'s leading global database security research team.

With a cross-vendor knowledgebase of more than 2,000 database-specific vulnerabilities, assessment checks and monitoring rules for security configuration, Team SHATTER maintains the industry’s largest collection of known database vulnerabilities. In 2009, Oracle has included fixes for 9 vulnerabilities reported by Team SHATTER. In 2008, Oracle fixed 16 database vulnerabilities and IBM fixed 18 vulnerabilities reported by Team SHATTER. In addition, this quarter’s CPU represents the ninth consecutive time that Oracle has recognized a security researcher from Application Security Inc.'s Team SHATTER for assisting Oracle with uncovering vulnerabilities.

With every Oracle CPU, Application Security, Inc. uses its monthly ASAP Update™ (Application Security Automatic Protection) process to enhance the AppDetectivePro and DbProtect, solutions. Updates include monitoring filters for new security vulnerabilities, enabling customers to protect themselves during the deployment of new patches across their database infrastructure.

"Application Security, Inc. works diligently with Oracle, as well as other leading database vendors, to protect customers from threats to their mission-critical data," said Alex Rothacker, Manager, Team SHATTER, R&D, Application Security, Inc. "Our complete product line supports the identification and mitigation of these new threats allowing customers to simplify safeguards and compliance, while sustaining unparalleled data protection.”

About Application Security, Inc.

Application Security, Inc. is the leading provider of cross platform database security, risk and compliance solutions for the enterprise. Application Security, Inc.'s products - AppDetectivePro for auditors and IT advisors, and DbProtect for the enterprise - deliver the industry's most comprehensive database security solution and are used around the world in the most demanding environments by over 1,500 customers. The company was named to Inc. Magazine's 2007 (Inc. 500) and 2008 list of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies, and was also named to the 2008 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 by Deloitte & Touche.

For more information, please visit www.appsecinc.com.

DbProtect and AppDetetectivePro are trademarks of Application Security, Inc. All other product names, service marks, and trademarks mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective owners.

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