Security Solutions for Public Companies
Publicly traded companies must not only contend with the constant threat of cyber-attack, and the myriad of state and federal cyber-security regulations, they much also comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX). SOX seeks to ensure corporate executives are held more responsible for their company's financial statements. The regulation, notably section 404, has had a dramatic impact on how companies demonstrate that they have the appropriate internal controls in place to safeguard the integrity of their financial information and reporting processes.
Essentially, this means all publicly traded companies must ensure and show to regulators that all of their systems that store and handle financial information must be secure from breaches and unauthorized access that could affect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of that information.
Adhering to these regulations is in addition to making sure attackers can't penetrate out-of-date networks or Web site vulnerabilities to steal corporate data, plant malware, or snag customer account information.
The best defense is a proactive risk and vulnerability management program that is geared to not only keep systems secure, but also maintain SOX compliance. That requires putting into place a continuous vulnerability management lifecycle, including asset discovery, asset prioritization, vulnerability assessment, analysis, remediation, fix verification, and powerful risk and compliance reporting. This is how publicly traded companies can quantify their security progress and proactively maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of their IT systems and sensitive customer information - and keep auditors content.
How QualysGuard Helps Publicly Traded Companies Remain Compliant and Secure
Qualys' on-demand solution provide a fully automated way to identify vulnerabilities, track remediation, reduce network security risks, and meet financial services IT compliance requirements.
By continuously and proactively monitoring all network access points, QualysGuard dramatically reduces security managers' time researching, scanning and fixing network exposures and eliminates network vulnerabilities before they can be exploited. Driven by the most comprehensive vulnerability KnowledgeBase in the industry, QualysGuard identifies software and configuration security gaps and provides the immediate insight needed to keep financial systems secure.
Because QualysGuard's Vulnerability Management, Policy Compliance, and Web Application Scanning solutions are delivered as an on-demand Web service, QualysGuard assesses and helps to remedy network security at a fraction of the cost associated with traditional software.
Insightful, easy-to-grasp reports for both business and technical managers means the entire organization knows the security and compliance status at any given time. While pre-built and fully customizable reporting capabilities provides a straightforward substantiation of security and compliance levels to internal auditing teams and external regulators.