Microsoft SQL Server Discovery, Penetration Testing, and Vulnerability Assessment Scanner NEW YORK, NY - Application Security, Inc. (www.appsecinc.com) announces the availability of AppDetective for SQL Server, Version 2.5, which is an application security scanner designed to perform network-based penetration tests and vulnerability assessments. Initially released for Oracle databases, Application Security, Inc. extends its revolutionary security methodology and knowledgebase of application-specific vulnerabilities to proactively secure and protect Microsoft SQL Server databases. AppDetective easily locates, examines, reports, and helps fix database security holes and misconfigurations with the click of a button. (Coming soon for Sybase, Lotus Domino, MySQL, and IBM DB2) "Staying on top of the security configurations and issues of applications such as Microsoft SQL Server is a complicated, costly, and time-consuming task to expect database administrators to effectively address on their own," said Aaron C. Newman, Chief Technology Officer of Application Security, Inc. "Particularly with the ever-growing number of attacks and vulnerabilities being discovered in databases." Automated Microsoft SQL Server Database Discovery and Inventory AppDetective accurately locates and identifies a wide variety of applications within your network including Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle databases. Version numbers, patches, hot fixes, as well as other key database information integral for inventory purposes is presented and utilized for further security analysis. Anyone Can Now Perform a Microsoft SQL Server Security Examination AppDetective is the world's only security penetration testing and vulnerability assessment scanner of its kind. Regardless of database security expertise, AppDetective users are empowered to pro-actively perform automated non-intrusive attack simulations. "Zero knowledge" penetration tests and security audits can easily be performed on target Microsoft SQL Server databases remotely over the Internet from their laptop or desktop. Easy-to-Generate and Easy-to-Understand Microsoft SQL server Security Reports AppDetective users are empowered to provide deliverables in the form of reports to communicate Microsoft SQL Server security vulnerabilities and misconfigurations to clients, colleagues, and everyone within their organization. AppDetective provides reports on the security of individual applications as well as across multiple applications providing a "bird-eye-view" of your environment. Easy-to-read reports empower administrators with the information they need to quickly address the security holes uncovered by AppDetective. Report generation capabilities are especially effective in checking for compliance of new regulations and requirements concerning data security and privacy within financial services, healthcare, telecommunications, government, and e-commerce all over the world. About Application Security, Inc. Application Security, Inc. is an organization dedicated to the security, defense, and protection of the application layer. Solutions are provided to proactively secure (penetration testing/vulnerability assessment), actively defend/monitor (intrusion detection), and protect (encryption) your most critical applications including database, groupware, and ERP systems. Free evaluation versions of products are available for download at - www.appsecinc.com.