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scawards2014finalist_489504.jpgQualys today announced that it has been named a 2014 SC Awards U.S. finalist for outstanding leadership and achievement in information security in five categories. Qualys was named a finalist for Best Security Company and for Best Customer Service. QualysGuard Vulnerability Management (VM) was named a finalist in the Reader’s Trust Award for Best Vulnerability Management Solution, and Qualys’ solutions were also recognized in two Excellence Awards, including:  QualysGuard Express for Best SME Security Solution and QualysGuard Policy Compliance (PC) for Best Regulatory Compliance Solution.


“We are honored to be recognized in these five categories that highlight the strength of our company vision, our solutions, and our world-class customer service,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO of Qualys. “We’d like to thank the SC Magazine judging panels along with our customers and partners for their support.”


“Each year, the SC Awards program benchmarks the achievements of the top IT security professionals in the industry,” said Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial, SC Magazine. “This is an event like no other. It gives solution providers and vendors an opportunity to connect with SC Magazine’s print and online audience in a unique setting while being recognized as one of the ‘best-of-the-best’ in the industry.”


Winners of this year’s SC Awards U.S. will be announced at a gala dinner and award ceremony to be held in San Francisco on Feb. 25, 2014. This is one of the most anticipated IT security events of the year and promises excitement and invaluable networking opportunities with some of the top corporate IT professionals in the country. To attend the awards, register at https://www.etouches.com/75414.


Read the full news release.

Today at Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit, Qualys announced the availability of customizable questionnaires in its QualysGuard Cloud Platform and suite of integrated solutions for security and compliance. Businesses can use the new Questionnaire solution to centralize and automate the vendor risk assessment process, helping them ensure that service providers and IT suppliers do not disrupt or hurt business performance.


“We participated in the QualysGuard Questionnaire beta and used it to assess the risk of various vendors and partners we work with,” said Randy Barr, VP chief security and information officer for Saba. “We found the solution easy to use and customizable to our vendor risk assessment needs, and having it delivered via the cloud allowed us to easily assess third-parties – giving vendor contacts access to complete online vendor assessments and reminders for pending and past-due assessments.”


“We were a part of the QualysGuard Questionnaire Service beta and look forward to offering it to our customers,” said Tim McElwee, chairman and COO, Proficio Inc. "The cloud service will help our clients streamline vendor risk and other assessments by easily setting up and tracking completion of questionnaires."


Read the full announcement or learn more about the new QualysGuard Questionnaire Service.

On February 16, 2012 Qualys will introduce the new QualysGuard® Malware Detection Service (MDS) Enterprise Edition.  This upgrade requires a 4-hour downtime for the services listed below starting on February 16, 2011 at 16:00 PDT (12:00 AM GMT next day) and ending at 20:00 PDT(04:00 AM GMT next day). The services listed below will not be available during this downtime including:


  • https://portal.qualys.com
    • QualysGuard Web Application Scanning (WAS) 2.1
    • QualysGuard Malware Detection Service
    • Qualys SECURE Seal


Scans for the above services launched before the outage will continue.  If any scans complete during the outage they will be processed and notifications will be sent after the outage.  Scans scheduled during the outage will start as soon as the outage ends.  Customers are advised to make sure that the re-start of scheduled scans after the downtime does not interfere with normal network operations.


Note that this upgrade is completely transparent to users of QualysGuard VM, PC or PCI services and will not require any scheduled downtime for these services.


Introducing QualysGuard Malware Detection Service Enterprise Edition

The new QualysGuard Malware Detection Service (MDS) Enterprise Edition will include significant enhancements from the current version to enable subscribers to scan and manage a large number of sites, preventing website black listing and brand reputation damage.  MDS Enterprise Edition utilizes behavioral analysis to identify malware ensuring organizations are protected against even zero-day threats.  Organizations that use MDS Enterprise Edition will be able to quickly identify and eradicate malware infections that could infect their website visitors and lead to loss of data and revenue.

MDS Enterprise Edition Highlights:


  • Malware Scanning: MDS gives organizations the ability to scan, identify and remove malware infections from their web properties.  MDS utilizes behavioral analysis so it is able to provide zero-day malware detection that ensures organizations keep pace with constantly evolving attack vectors.  MDS supports regularly scheduled scanning to monitor websites on an ongoing basis, with email alerts to quickly notify organizations when infections are discovered.  Malware infection details are provided so that organizations can take quick action to isolate and eradicate malware infections.


  • Dashboard: The dashboard gives users a comprehensive view scan activity, infected pages and malware infection trends.   Users can initiate actions directly from the dashboard based on the scan and infection information presented.  The information presented is specific to the scope defined for the user, so organizations can easily distribute management of different categories of web properties to different users.


  • Interactive Reporting: Interactive reporting supports powerful analysis and secure distribution of scan results.   Site, scan and summary reports can be created and saved in different formats such as PDF, Word and Excel.  The encrypted PDF support ensures secure and compatible distribution to web property stakeholders.  Interactive reports enables users to drill down to view the detailed information they need. MDS includes the ability to restrict users to view only reports for specific site or groups of sites.  This enables organizations to give site owners and content managers appropriate access to MDS that they can then use to view, filter and sort the scan results as needed.



  • Centralized Management: MDS supports the creation of user defined roles and scopes.  Each organization can create the roles they need to support their user base, and assign appropriate permissions to each role.  Tags are used to scope what each user can view, and the roles and permissions dictate what actions they can take on the information they can view.    MDS also includes Action Logging that enables organizations to audit activity within the application.  The Action Log can be easily filtered so that managers can quickly drill in on the activities they need to review.  There is no longer a need to wonder when an activity took place or who initiated it.  


  • Tagging: Tagging is a flexible way to categorize assets in MDS.  The categorization can be used to limit the data a user can view or to segment data for reporting.   Organizations can create tags that represent organizational groups (business units), geography (locations) or any other useful categorization.   Once defined, tags can then be applied to a site, report or other asset in MDS.  Once assigned to a user, the tag can limit the scope of what the user can view to only the assets that share the same tag as assigned to the user. 



Important Notice to Existing QualysGuard Malware Detection Customers (free service)


The new MDS Enterprise Edition service will offer customers one website for free per year. Additional websites per account will be priced annually per URL. Users that are already using the free QualysGuard Malware Detection Service will be allowed to use the new MDS for a single site.  For those users that are currently using the service for more than one site, you will be offered a free 30 day trial after which you can choose to subscribe the the MDS service or you can continue to use the service to scan the first entered site for free. 


Pricing and Availability


QualysGuard  Malware Detection Service Enterprise Edition is available as a prepaid annual subscription based on the number of web sites being scanned - starting at USD $249.00 per web site.

To receive more information on QualysGuard Malware Detection Service Enterprise Edition contact your Technical Account Manager.