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Qualys Adds Malware Detection to its Free 60-day Remote Endpoint Protection Offer

Provides a continuous view of critical vulnerabilities, misconfigurations and now malware to speed remediation while also providing remote patching

FOSTER CITY, Calif. June 9, 2020 - Qualys, Inc (NASDAQ: QLYS), a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based IT, security and compliance solutions, today announced it has added malware detection to its cloud-based Remote Endpoint Protection offer, which is free for 60 days. Any customers currently using the offer on a free 60-day license can extend it for an additional 30 days.

“ATN International needed a way to protect both its on and off-premises endpoints as one of its biggest challenges was securing remote employees workstations,” said Daryl Petersen, Vulnerability Manager at ATN International. “With Qualys Remote Endpoint Protection, we can correlate vulnerabilities with available patches and actually patch remote endpoints directly from the internet all without having to use our VPN bandwidth. This was a huge benefit to us when the majority of our workforce was suddenly working remotely.”

Powered by the Qualys Platform and Cloud Agent, malware detection in the Remote Endpoint Protection uses file reputation and threat classification to detect known malicious files on endpoints, servers, and cloud workloads. As a result, customers can respond more quickly to malware ultimately increasing their overall security posture.

The free, updated, Qualys Remote Endpoint Protection offer allows security teams to leverage the lightweight Qualys Cloud Agent to:

  • Identify and inventory all remote endpoints including hardware and the applications they are running in real time
  • Ensure remote systems are secure with a real-time view of all critical vulnerabilities, malware and misconfigurations impacting the OS and applications
  • Decrease remediation response time by automatically correlating required patches with identified vulnerabilities, and prioritizing detected malware
  • Deliver patches and respond to malware from the cloud within hours with one click, and all without using the limited bandwidth available on VPN gateways

If you are a Qualys customer who has the Qualys Cloud Agent deployed, these capabilities can be easily enabled via the Qualys Cloud Platform, without the need to touch the client systems. Alternatively, your existing software distribution tools can deploy the lightweight Qualys agent to remote computers to enable Qualys Remote Endpoint Protection.

“By leveraging our robust scalable Cloud Platform, we were able to quickly deliver an offering to secure remote workers’ computers and continuously monitor and patch vulnerabilities,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO of Qualys. “As a result, we have more than 700 companies, of which nearly 50 percent are new customers, signed up for the free 60 days offering. Today, we’ve added malware detection, which is a prelude to what you’ll see from us in the summer when we bring the unifying power of our Cloud Platform to Endpoint Detection and Response.”

Qualys Remote Endpoint Protection with malware detection will be available starting June 15. To pre-register for the 60-day FREE offer, please visit www.qualys.com/remote-endpoint/.

Remote Endpoint Protection Webinar
Please join Qualys executives, on Tuesday, June 16, for a discussion of issues relating to securing the remote workforce and a demo of Remote Endpoint Protection. To register, visit http://qualys.com/webinar/secure-remote-workforce.

Note:
The offer supports malware detection on Microsoft Windows 7 and above for end-user machines.

Additional Resources
• Read the blog on Remote Endpoint Protection
• Details on the Qualys Cloud Platform
• Follow Qualys on LinkedIn and Twitter

About Qualys
Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS) is a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions with over 15,700 active customers in more than 130 countries, including a majority of each of the Forbes Global 100 and Fortune 100. Qualys helps organizations streamline and consolidate their security and compliance solutions in a single platform and build security into digital transformation initiatives for greater agility, better business outcomes, and substantial cost savings.

The Qualys Cloud Platform and its integrated Cloud Apps deliver businesses critical security intelligence continuously, enabling them to automate the full spectrum of auditing, compliance, and protection for IT systems and web applications across on premises, endpoints, cloud, containers, and mobile environments. Founded in 1999 as one of the first SaaS security companies, Qualys has established strategic partnerships with leading cloud providers like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and the Google Cloud Platform, and managed service providers and consulting organizations including Accenture, BT, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Deutsche Telekom, DXC Technology, Fujitsu, HCL Technologies, IBM, Infosys, NTT, Optiv, SecureWorks, Tata Communications, Verizon and Wipro. The Company is also a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance. For more information, please visit www.qualys.com.

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Media Contact:
Tami Casey
Director, Global Corporate Communications
Qualys
+1 (650) 801-6196
tcasey@qualys.com