Application Security, Inc. Signs Reseller Agreement With Little eArth Corporation, Leading Japanese Security Solutions Provider

NEW YORK, Infosecurity Conference & Exhibition — December 6, 2005 — Application Security, Inc. (AppSecInc / today announced that it has entered into an exclusive reseller agreement with Little eArth Corporation Co., Ltd. (LAC), a prominent force in the fast-growing movement to secure Japanese databases against attacks and breaches of privacy. Under the new agreement, LAC will have exclusive rights to distribute the Japanese version of AppDetective(TM), the world’s leading vulnerability assessment scanner.

Like the United States and an ever-expanding list of countries, Japan is challenged not only by a rising number of security incidents, but also by an increase in attack severity. Large enterprises and government agencies have anywhere from hundreds to thousands of databases deployed, and the need to protect these databases from external and internal threats becomes ever more critical.

A key part of Japan’s privacy regulatory framework, the Protection of Personal Information Act, became fully effective on April 1, 2005. Since then enterprises in Japan have been working to ensure that taking advantage of the powerful benefits of information technology does not compromise the legitimate privacy of consumers. In addition, Japan is readying its marketplace for its own version of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), expected to take place as early as 2008. Like its American predecessor, this law is expected to challenge domestic businesses with stiff new requirements for reporting and record-keeping.

LAC is the leading company dedicated to network security in Japan, and provides security services and products. They are also a founding member of the Japanese Database Security Consortium, a group of technology vendors and systems integrators whose charter is to develop standards for database security.

“Our customers realize that protecting their data is more important than ever before and AppSecInc’s ability to serve the needs of large, distributed enterprises is unmatched,” said LAC President Nobuo Miwa.

AppDetective is the most widely deployed, network-based vulnerability assessment scanner that discovers, assesses and protects database applications. Customers benefit from granular security assessment, efficient and detailed vulnerability management and demonstrable compliance. The Japanese version of AppDetective, which will be available in December, includes the USA feature set, as well as additional, localized functionality.

“As Japan’s premier security solutions provider, LAC is well positioned to bring our products to the Japanese market,” said Jack Hembrough, AppSecInc President and CEO. “Their extensive reach within Japan’s leading companies and government organizations, paired with our expertise in database security, make this an ideal partnership. We look forward to working with LAC to ensure that their customers benefit from the best-in-class caliber of database security our products provide.”

The agreement between AppSecInc and LAC was facilitated by Triangle Technology (, an Israeli company with offices in Tel Aviv, Tokyo and Boston. Triangle Technology works closely with non-Japanese ventures to find the relevant Japanese partners and to penetrate the Japanese market through various types of strategic relationships.

AppSecInc will be showcasing AppDetective Wednesday and Thursday this week at the Infosecurity Conference & Exhibition in New York (Booth #421). Members of the media and market research communities interested in meeting with AppSecInc executives at the conference are invited to contact Bryan Grillo at CHEN PR (, 781-672-3129).

About Application Security, Inc. (AppSecInc)

AppSecInc is the leading provider of application security solutions for the enterprise. AppSecInc’s products — the industry’s only complete vulnerability management solution for the application tier — proactively secure enterprise applications at more than 350 organizations around the world. By securing data at its source, we enable organizations to more confidently extend their business with customers, partners and suppliers while meeting regulatory compliance requirements. Our security experts, combined with our strong support team, deliver up-to-date application safeguards that minimize risk and eliminate its impact on business. Please contact us at 1-866-927-7732 to learn more, or visit us on the web at

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