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Application Security, Inc. Announces Powerful New User Rights Controls for Compliance with the Latest DISA STIG Specifications

Application Security, Inc., the leading provider of database security, risk and compliance solutions, today announced powerful new DISA-STIG support for DbProtect™ for the enterprise, and AppDetectivePro™ for auditors and IT Advisors. Both AppDetectivePro and DbProtect provide automated audit and reporting capabilities for demonstrating compliance with DISA database configuration requirements, specifically user rights review, a major new STIG requirement.

As the de-facto standard solutions for DISA-STIG (Defense Information Security Agency – Security Technical Implementation Guide) database assessments, DbProtect and AppDetectivePro offer users the market’s most comprehensive multi-platform coverage. Application Security, Inc.’s database assessment and monitoring capabilities support multiple platforms, including Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and IBM DB2, and provide users with the checks and control processes necessary to gain compliance with the STIGs as set forth by DISA.

The DISA STIG mandates controls at the database level and requires an in-depth review of users, roles, and privilege assignments. In addition, the STIG mandates a process to approve those privileges. DbProtect and AppDetectivePro satisfy these mandates by enabling organizations to establish and document segregation of duties controls across not just privileged users, but all users of a database. This formerly insurmountable task is now reduced to a few mouse clicks on an IT advisor’s laptop.

“For organizations providing IT services to DoD agencies, the DISA STIGs set forth in DoD Directive 8500.1 provide some very specific configuration settings for database security,” said Greg Bell, a KPMG Advisory Services Principal, and the global services leader for the firm’s Information Protection and Business Resilience group. “If these organizations seek to comply with the configuration requirements, they should provide database administrators with an automated method of demonstrating a secure database environment.”

Application Security, Inc.’s coverage of STIG checks is the broadest and most comprehensive in the industry delivering powerful analytics and reporting capabilities to provide users with informed knowledge of where their database environments comply with DISA STIG policy standards and where gaps may exist. These capabilities help organizations prioritize database vulnerabilities and understand how those vulnerabilities relate to DISA STIG security categories.

“DbProtect and AppDetectivePro are widely deployed by Department of Defense agencies, and every Big Four audit firm globally” said Josh Shaul, VP, Product Management, Application Security, Inc. “With such broad market adoption DbProtect and AppDetectivePro represent the most trusted database security, risk and compliance solutions for government agencies, their external contractors and auditors all over the world.”

DISA publishes the STIGs, a comprehensive set of configuration standards for hardening information systems under the authority of DoD Directive 8500.1. The STIGs related to database security have gained significant momentum in the commercial sector as organizations across many industries are now required to comply with DISA standards as a condition of their government contracts. DbProtect and AppDetectivePro help those organizations easily achieve compliance.

For more information on DISA STIG, please visit: http://iase.disa.mil/stigs/index.html

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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