Overstock.Com Teams to Keep Customer Data Safe

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<p><strong>Santa Clara, Calif. &mdash; June 28</strong><br />To minimize the exposure of consumer data collected via its Web site, Overstock.com is teaming with Cenzic, a provider of application security assessment and risk management solutions, to optimize its Web security systems.<br /><br />At Overstock.com customers are the No. 1priority, which makes it critical that all Web site applications are resistant to hacker attacks and provide the highest level of data security. </p><p>To secure Web applications, Overstock.com uses Cenzic Hailstorm to assess its Web applications throughout the software development life cycle (SDLC) and its production applications to discover, analyze and remediate critical vulnerabilities.<br /><br />&quot;Cybercriminals are increasingly looking at Web applications as a means to access sensitive customer data, and Overstock is vigilant about protecting our customers,&quot; said Annette Ash, Overstock.com director of quality assurance. &quot;To enhance our overall security, we not<br />only need to be secure at the network level but at the application level, as well. Through this combination of security measures, we are stopping hackers at the front door.&quot;<br /><br />To ensure its Web application security, Overstock.com used Cenzic&#39;s Hailstorm software, which allows for the most comprehensive, accurate and extensible solution for Web 2.0 applications, with thousands of customized security tests, along with robust and flexible reporting and<br />remediation information to maximize application security. </p><p>Further, using Hailstorm Professional before launching its virtual &quot;stores,&quot; the QA software engineers at Overstock.com can verify security holes to detect and fix before going live. </p><p>As a result, security and vulnerability threats are minimized more efficiently.<br /><br />&quot;We looked at the top three players in this space and chose Cenzic Hailstorm over others primarily because it offered the greatest ease of use, had the highest accuracy and provided the most extensibility and configurability,&quot; Ash said.&quot; In addition, this solution was the least memory-intrusive and has an excellent customizable dashboard component. Equipping our internal experts with Hailstorm helps us to deliver the highest level of security to our customers.&quot;</p>

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