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February 2012
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RSA_BlogpostArt_D2.pngQualys today announced at RSA Conference USA 2012 major enhancements to its QualysGuard Cloud Platform and suite of integrated applications for security and compliance. These new innovations will extend the cloud platform capabilities to help customers improve the security of their IT systems and applications, further automate their compliance initiatives for IT-GRC and provide online protection against cyber attacks, while reducing operational costs and increasing the efficiency of their security programs.

Qualys will unveil these latest major technological innovations tonight at booth #1431 at 7:00 p.m. PT at the RSA Conference USA:

  • Web Application Firewall (WAF). A brand new cloud service from Qualys, QualysGuard WAF protects web sites from unwanted requests and a range of online threats from spammers to SQL injection to DDoS, and provides increased web site performance through caching, compression and content optimization.
  • Zero-Day Risk Analyzer Module. Built on VeriSign's iDefense zero-day security intelligence services, this new QualysGuard service allows customers to analyze zero-day threats and estimate their impact on their IT infrastructures and critical systems based on information collected from previous scan results.
  • Patent-Pending Technology for Enterprise Asset Management. Allows customers to tag assets dynamically based on scan results and to categorize assets in a hierarchical manner to keep pace with changing environments. Tags can then be used in all workflows including scanning, reporting or assigning security and access to assets.
  • Customizable Questionnaires Service for IT- GRC. Extends the QualysGuard Cloud Platform's policy compliance capabilities to automate manual control assessments with a customizable questionnaire based on a repository of nearly 1,000 pre-mapped policy documents via the Unified Compliance Framework. Workflows are also provided out-of-the-box that can be tailored to fit business processes.
  • Malware Detection Service, Enterprise Edition. Built on the popular free Malware Detection service, the enterprise version will allow customers to track malware on multiple web sites with advanced reporting and notification options.

Read the full announcement.




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Qualys today announced that Chairman and CEO Philippe Courtot will examine the current state of enterprise IT security, discussing the need for a new security model in his keynote at RSA Conference USA 2012. The keynote will include the latest research on current threats and introduce a new security architecture that can scale with the business needs of modern enterprises.

Earlier in the week, Courtot will host a panel at the CSA Summit and participate in a panel with top security vendor CEOs to forecast the benefits and challenges of adopting cloud security services. Also at RSA Conference, Qualys researchers will also discuss the importance of hardening IT systems to reduce their risk of attack, presenting the latest research and analysis on advanced persistent threats and mass malware, as well as SSL and browser security.

Listen to a podcast preview of Courtot's keynote, read the full announcement, or find more information on Qualys activities at RSA USA this year.

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SC_2012 web.gifQualys today announced that it has been shortlisted in three categories of this year's SC Magazine Europe Awards programme:
  • Best SME Security Solution for QualysGuard Express
  • Information Security Product of the Year for QualysGuard IT Security and Compliance Suite
  • Information Security Vendor of the Year

"This year saw a record number of entries to the SC awards and led to some interesting discussions among the judges and some major brands being shortlisted," said Paul Fisher, editor of SC Magazine Europe. "Our congratulations go to those who have been nominated for this year's awards and for those with multiple entries such as Qualys, this demonstrates real leadership in the information security sector."

Featured on the SC web site, the shortlist details the 25 awards, which will be announced at SC Magazine's gala dinner held at the London Hilton on 24 April 2012. Read the full announcement.

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GRCBizassurance(1).jpgGRCBizassurance and Qualys, Inc. announced their strategic partnership plan to deliver vulnerability services to South African and Sub-Saharan customers.

As part of its trusted assurance service, GRCBizassurance will provide independent Managed Security Services using the QualysGuard IT Security and Compliance Suite. GRCBizassurance will use QualysGuard as a platform for assisting customers to reduce their overall security risk, prevent business exposure, keep their customers' threat profile up to date, and provide comprehensive SANS-based security dashboard reporting. GRCBizassurance's use of the QualysGuard suite will form part of GRCBizassurance's Security Assurance and Enterprise Security Intelligence Service.

Read the full news announcement.

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