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Qualys today announced that it has expanded QualysGuard PCI to assist organizations of all sizes to meet Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS), including new internal scanning requirements. The solution, used by thousands of businesses, online merchants and Member Service Providers, now includes workflows for risk ranking and reporting on internal vulnerabilities, enabling customers to meet the new requirements, pass quarterly scans and maintain continuous PCI compliance.

Merchants dealing with credit card transactions must comply with PCI DSS to ensure that customers' sensitive payment card information is protected. For smaller organizations, PCI DSS compliance can be overwhelming, especially with the latest PCI DSS 6.2 changes that became effective June 30, 2012 that require robust internal scanning and reporting. The new requirements for risk ranking vulnerabilities and passing quarterly internal scans add new process requirements, taking significant effort. QualysGuard PCI, which automates the quarterly scanning requirements for PCI DSS 11.2 for external systems, now includes new workflows for scanning internal systems with customized risk ranking and reporting on internal vulnerabilities, enabling customers to meet the new requirements.

"The QualysGuard PCI Cloud Platform is now used by more than 69 percent of ASVs, 50 percent of QSAs and 2,000 organizations worldwide, and with this new release provides a unified solution to address both internal and external PCI DSS scanning requirements," said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO for Qualys. "Because it is cloud-based, it offers an easy-to use, cost-effective solution helping companies of all sizes continuously meet PCI DSS standards to secure their data and IT assets from cyber attacks."

QualysGuard PCI provides a broad solution that helps customers meet the latest PCI DSS internal requirements, enabling them to:

  • Utilize Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) solution to meet both external and internal scanning to satisfy the requirements for PCI DSS.
  • Perform unlimited PCI scanning on both external and internal systems and Web applications.
  • Rank vulnerabilities according to the criticality of the assets to manage the overall risk and customize it for each organization.
  • Generate PCI specific reports to document both internal quarterly scan compliance and external ASV scan requirements with executive, technical, and risk-rank reporting.
Read the full announcement.
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Thumbnail image for RCA Gold.jpgQualys today announced that its QualysGuard Vulnerability Management (VM) solution won the 2012 ISM Reader's Choice Awards in the best of vulnerability management category. In its seventh consecutive year of Reader's Choice Awards, TechTarget ISM subscribers were surveyed to determine the best information technology (IT) security products. More than 2,000 subscribers participated this year, rating hundreds of security products in 14 different categories.


"Our readers are the most knowledgeable and active technology professionals working in IT today. Their ratings reflect extensive technical experience and practical application of the products," said TechTarget Vice President and publisher of security media, Doug Olender. "These awards are designed to help serious technology buyers understand the products available to solve their IT security challenges."

Information Security Magazine subscribers were asked, in an online survey, to select the products currently used in their organization, rate those products based on criteria specific to each category, and indicate the importance of each criterion. Winners were determined by the cumulative weighted responses for each product category criteria.

The full set of winners can be found online with accompanying editorial at: http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/guides/Readers-Choice-Awards-2012. Read the full news release.

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Gartner_logo.pngQualys today announced that it received the highest rating - a "Strong Positive" - in Gartner's "MarketScope for Vulnerability Assessment." The report evaluated 11 vendors, rating them on criteria including market responsiveness and track record, sales execution/pricing, offering (product) strategy, product/service, overall viability and customer experience. The QualysGuard Cloud Suite of integrated security and compliance solutions, evaluated in this report, helps organizations with distributed data centers and IT infrastructures to identify their IT systems and web applications, discover and prioritize vulnerabilities, gain actionable security intelligence about their IT infrastructures and achieve compliance with internal polices and external regulations.

"Qualys offers an integrated suite of security and compliance solutions through the cloud and the benefits it brings - including ease-of-deployment and the absence of technology maintenance requirements, even for large global deployments," said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO for Qualys. "On behalf of our customers and partners, we are pleased to be recognized with a Strong Positive rating in vulnerability assessment and we would like to thank our users for helping us continuously innovate to deliver one of the market's most effective security and compliance solutions."

Read the full report or the news announcement.


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black hat.jpgQualys today announced that its researchers will present their latest findings at Black Hat USA 2012, Security B-Sides Las Vegas and Def Con 20 sessions next week in Las Vegas, Nevada. The sessions will cover a wide range of information security topics, including flaws in Web Application Firewalls (WAFs), the latest malware trends, android application security, use of Websockets in HTML5 and vulnerability management for IPv6.

At BlackHat, Qualys will also be showcasing customer case studies, security research and demonstrations of its QualysGuard Cloud Platform and suite of IT security and compliance solutions at booth #401 at the conference.

Read the full release or learn more about Qualys activities at Black Hat.
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Qualys today announced that its QualysGuard Web Application Scanning (WAS) service helps organizations comply with the European Union (EU) Cookie Directive.

On May 26, 2011, the UK adopted regulations to implement the 2009 EU E-Privacy Directive, which requires web sites to gain consent from visitors before they can store cookies or other information used to track a user's actions. The UK Cookie Directive is privacy legislation that requires web sites to gain consent from visitors before they can store cookies or other information used to track a user's actions - fundamentally changing how web application owners interact with users.

With QualysGuard WAS, organizations can identify the cookies that their web applications are using, including those issued by third parties. With this information, organizations can evaluate whether the cookies are subject to the law and then update the web application to ensure it meets the EU legislation.

"As this new law impacts any web sites with European visitors, we are pleased to provide our customers with an easy-to-use solution to quickly assess their web sites and provide an accurate list of the ones that store cookies so they can review and update to meet this new law," said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO of Qualys.

Read the full news release, or read about using QualysGuard WAS to identify cookies.

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Qualys today announced the introduction of a private cloud version of its QualysGuard® Cloud Platform that allows customers and partners to host and operate the security and compliance platform within their data centers to meet the varying needs of Private, Community, Public, and Hybrid Cloud services. Packaged as a virtual application to allow for rapid deployment into existing virtual infrastructures, the QualysGuard Private Cloud Platform is a standalone version of the full multi-layer, multi-tenant services architecture of the QualysGuard Cloud Platform, deployed for the private use of a specific customer or partner.

"We use the QualysGuard Private Cloud Platform as part of our Cloud Services to help secure our cloud offerings and allow customers to perform security and compliance audits on their applications and virtual infrastructure hosted in the Fujitsu Cloud, " said Tetsuo Shiozaki, chief architect, cloud business support unit for Fujitsu Limited.

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Qualys announced today the newest additions to its CSO/CTO Advisory Board. The four new members - Phil Agcaoili, CISO of Cox Communications, Randy Barr, CISO of Saba, Doug Dexter, Audit Lead at Cisco Systems, and Hugh Molotsi, vice president of technology innovation at Intuit - join information security leaders from eBay, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Paypal, and other leading companies. The Advisory Board meets quarterly to discuss top priorities and challenges for securing global infrastructures, providing strategic direction for product development at Qualys.

"Qualys has built a powerful cloud platform that helps customers meet the complex challenges of IT security and compliance by automating key processes and providing security intelligence across systems," said Agcaoili. "I look forward to working with other security leaders to help Qualys enhance and add to its service offerings to meet the most pressing needs of organizations today."

"We are honored that such a talented group of security and industry leaders are lending their expertise to help us shape our product offerings," said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO for Qualys. "These executives have hands-on experience in implementing security strategies, meeting regulations, and managing complex business issues and security incidents."

Read the full news release, including bios of the new members.


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Qualys---F&S-Award-Logo.2012.gif Qualys today announced that Frost & Sullivan--for the second year in a row--awarded Qualys with its 2012 Global Market Share Leadership Award in Vulnerability Management. The award, based on independent analysis of the Global Vulnerability Management market, which included in-depth interviews with customers, partners and vendors, recognizes the excellence of Qualys' solutions and describes Qualys' innovation.

"Qualys is the undisputed market leader in vulnerability management, and it has been for multiple years. Intelligently staying ahead of the curve, the company continues to develop new products and features to address the ever-evolving security and compliance needs of enterprise organizations, government agencies and smaller businesses," stated Chris Rodriguez, industry analyst for Frost & Sullivan, in the report. He continued, "An aggressive product road map and quality initiatives have strengthened Qualys' current leadership position in the market, and it is expected to continue to do so in the future."

Read the full news release or read the report.

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Posted by qualys on Apr 23, 2012 in Qualys News

LogRhythm Partners with Qualys

Thumbnail image for logrhythmTAG_logo2CLR.GIFLogRhythm, the leader in cyber threat defense, detection and response, and Qualys today announced a partnership integrating LogRhythm's best-in-class SIEM 2.0 platform with QualysGuard Vulnerability Management (VM). The integration of QualysGuard's accurate vulnerability data with SIEM 2.0's network security event information provides customers with deeper insight and greater situational awareness for better protection against cyber threats.

The integration provides:

  • A QualysGuard VM feed that identifies and catalogs assets and discovers vulnerabilities at the scale of customers' organizations
  • Alarm capabilities that notify users when imported vulnerabilities match preset thresholds
  • Normalized QualysGuard vulnerability data that can be used in LogRhythm's SIEM 2.0 correlation engine to help users prioritize events

"We're very pleased to be working with Qualys to provide our customers with reliable vulnerability data to help them protect against the latest cyber threats," said Matt Winter, vice president corporate & business development at LogRhythm. "Together, our API-level integration allows our customers to further leverage vulnerability data and to achieve greater security intelligence and situational awareness through LogRhythm's SIEM 2.0 solution."

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LockPathLogo*280.jpgLockPath, a provider of innovative governance, risk and compliance (GRC) applications today announced an integration partnership with Qualys to offer businesses unique visibility into their security and risk postures. With the partnership, users can benefit from QualysGuard's highly accurate vulnerability data from scans of enterprise assets automatically imported into LockPath's GRC solution, Keylight, augmenting its risk reporting capabilities with security intelligence to produce a holistic view of business risk.

"Through our partnership with Qualys, users gain an almost immediate understanding of how discovered vulnerabilities fit into the context of their organizations' overall security and risk posture," said Chris Caldwell, CEO, LockPath. "The effortless and streamlined integration of the Keylight platform with QualysGuard VM further validates what we believe is our obligation to ensure our Connector Library enables our customers to avoid fragile and time-consuming custom integrations."

For more information on the Keylight platform, download the datasheet. Read the full news announcement.


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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 IDC ranked the company number one for Worldwide Device Vulnerability Assessment Revenue Share for 2010 by Vendor for the third consecutive year with 14.9 percent growth. This growth, documented in the IDC Worldwide Security and Vulnerability Management 2011-2015 Forecast and 2010 Vendor Shares, is contributed to accelerated adoption of Qualys' cloud-based security and compliance solutions by global enterprises. To date Qualys has gained the following adoption to its cloud-based services within global indices including 50 percent of the Forbes Global 100, 48 percent of the Fortune 100, 60 percent of Dow Jones 30, 41 percent of NASDAQ 100, 43 percent of DAX 30, 58 percent of CAC 40, 41 percent of FTSE 100 and 17 percent of Nikkei 225.

"Qualys continues to grow its market share with comprehensive vulnerability management services that help organizations proactively scan critical assets and take the action needed to reduce risk," said Charles Kolodgy, research vice president for security products at IDC. "Qualys has also effectively used its cloud-based delivery model to offer low cost, comprehensive services that are easily integrated with partner solutions so organizations can quickly respond to rapidly evolving threats.

IDC predicts Worldwide Vulnerability Assessment Market revenues will grow by 9.7 percent from 2010 to 2015, with a projected value in 2015 of $1.2B. "Given the importance of risk management, government regulations, and exposure through vulnerabilities, the security and vulnerability management market is full of opportunity," said Kolodgy in the report.

View the full announcement. To read an excerpt from the report, visit www.qualys.com/docs/idc_VM_forecast2012.pdf.

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scan-results.pngQualys today announced the availability of its new and improved FreeScan service to help small and medium businesses (SMBs) audit and protect their web sites from security vulnerabilities and malware infections. The new FreeScan service allows SMBs to scan their web sites for of malware, network and web application vulnerabilities, as well as SSL certificate validation, helping web site owners identify risk before hackers do in order to prevent data beaches and protect online visitors from infections.

"Web sites are often vulnerable to attack, and oftentimes sites are compromised without the knowledge of the web site owners or its users," said Scott Crawford, research director for EMA. "While organizations want to ensure security, many lack the resources to identify possible security issues, or they do not know where to start. Using a free service like Qualys FreeScan can help organizations proactively gain visibility into possible issues so they can take the steps needed to protect their web sites and online visitors."

Powered by Qualys' cloud-based platform that hosts the QualysGuard® security and compliance suite of applications, FreeScan is a free service that scans for:

  • Network perimeter vulnerabilities
  • Web application vulnerabilities
  • Web site malware infections
  • SSL certificate validity

The scan results also provide guidance on remediation to fix identified vulnerabilities and remove malware infections. The new service is available at https://www.qualys.com/forms/freescan/.

Read the full announcement.


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MetricStream today announced the integration of MetricStream IT-GRC Solution with QualysGuard® Vulnerability Management (VM). The joint solution provides a single robust framework to automatically monitor and capture all asset and network vulnerabilities, and route them through a systematic process of investigation and remediation. This integration enables customers to quickly identify and report on the vulnerabilities affecting business critical assets, map security issues to business applications, and aggregate and rollup risk information across their enterprise for proactive mitigation.

"IT security managers are under enormous pressure to protect IT assets - a task that becomes more challenging as networks grow more complex, and security threats become more sophisticated," says Vidya Phalke, CTO at MetricStream. "The use of virtualized infrastructure is rising, smart phones and tablets are proliferating, reliance on managed IT services is increasing, and business managers are independently driving the adoption of cloud applications. These trends are introducing a whole new class of risks and threats that enterprises need to deal with. Our partnership with Qualys will strengthen organizations' ability to tackle these security risks and compliance challenges."

Read the full announcement.
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Yesterday morning as part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, I had the privilege to attend a breakfast and NASDAQ bell ringing ceremony with Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano at the NASDAQ Market Site in Times Square, New York City.

The morning included a roundtable with participants from law enforcement, the government and the private sector discussing ways to fight cyber crime, and emphasized the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) commitment to forge partnerships in order to create a safe, secure, and resilient cyber environment.

I very much enjoyed the opportunity to discuss the current state of cyber security with so many leaders from both the private and public sectors.

Secretary Napolitano explained that the private and public sector must work together to ensure greater awareness of the issue of cyber security, improved sharing of information, and a more coordinated response to cyber security incidents. Malicious actors are working to steal money, intellectual property, personal identity information, as well as disrupt our economy. She explained how DHS is working to improve the state of cyber security. The take-home message is clear: Security awareness is the key to preventing cyber attacks, and private industry and government must work closely together to improve our ability to safeguard intellectual property and ensure our continued economic prosperity.

The theme of National Cyber Security Awareness month is STOP. THINK. CONNECT.

From http://stopthinkconnect.org/:

When you cross the street, you look both ways so make sure it's safe. Staying safe on the Internet is similar. It takes some common sense steps -- STOP. THINK. CONNECT.

STOP. Before you use the Internet, take time to understand the risks and learn how to spot potential problems.

THINK. Take a moment to be certain the path ahead is clear. Watch for warning signs and consider how your actions online could impact your safety, or your family's.

CONNECT. Enjoy the Internet with greater confidence, knowing you've taken the right steps to safeguard yourself and your computer.

STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Protect yourself and help keep the web a safer place for everyone.


Qualys has been working for the last 10 years to help customers identify and remediate potential vulnerabilities to secure and protect information and IT assets. We feel strongly that industry and government collaboration is needed to effectively fight cyber-crime; after all, attackers share information, so we need to share information to best protect ourselves. This event along with this month's activities for National Cyber Security Awareness Month, are steps in the right direction, and we look forward to increased collaboration and sharing of information to fight cyber crime.

— Andrew Wild, CSO for Qualys

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