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Qualys publishes “Vulnerability Management For Dummies” at Infosecurity Europe

Come and get your copy from Stand G150, Infosecurity Europe, Olympia, London

Slough, UK, - 15 April, 2008 - Qualys, the leading provider of on-demand security and compliance solutions, has teamed up with John Wiley & Sons to publish the first “Vulnerability Management For Dummies”. This is the first accessible, easy-to-read and independently written guide to educate the uninitiated about this important security discipline. Copies will be available on the Qualys stand (G150) next week at Infosecurity Europe (22-24 April at Olympia)

Vulnerability management is defined as the systematic finding and elimination of weakspots or security flaws in an IT network.

Most of the successful attacks through a business network could be prevented with vulnerability management. This book is all about what you can do to manage vulnerabilities automatically and keep your network safe from attack. “Vulnerability Management For Dummies” simply explains the essential steps of vulnerability management and shows you how to select the right tools. In five succinct parts it leads the reader through an essential understanding of the need for vulnerability management and provides a guide to the essential best practice steps, the various options availability, the pros and cons of automated vulnerability management and finally provides a valuable ten-point checklist for removing vulnerabilities in the network.

“According to Gartner and industry luminaries, Vulnerability Management is the cornerstone of security and compliance best practices. It is an application that requires management, security and audit teams to collaborate with the production team to effectively identify and remediate security and compliance issues in a timely manner,” said Philippe Courtot, CEO and chairman of Qualys. “Our goal in publishing this book in collaboration with our customers, which we are very thankful for, is to provide real-world examples on how do vulnerability management in order to address the security and compliance issues facing all of us.”

An electronic version of the book will also be available to download next Tuesday 22 April, please visit

About John Wiley & Sons

Wiley’s Scientific, Technical, Medical, and Scholarly business, also known as Wiley-Blackwell, is one of the world’s foremost academic and professional publishers and the largest society publisher. The business was created in February 2007 by merging Blackwell Publishing with Wiley’s global Scientific, Technical, and Medical business. Wiley-Blackwell publishes around 1,400 scholarly peer-reviewed journals and an extensive collection of books, major reference works, databases, and laboratory manuals, in print and electronically, in the life and physical sciences, medicine and allied health, engineering, the humanities, and the social sciences. Wiley-Blackwell has operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, and Australia

About Qualys

Qualys is the leading provider of on demand IT security risk and compliance management solutions – delivered as a service. Qualys Software-as-a-Service solutions are deployed in a matter of hours anywhere in the world, providing customers with an immediate and continuous view of their security and compliance posture. The QualysGuard® service is now in use by more than 3,500 organisations in 85 countries including 35 of the Fortune Global 100 and is performing more than 200 million IP audits per year. Qualys has the largest vulnerability management deployment in the world at a single Fortune Global 50 company with over 223 appliances, distributed in 53 countries and scanning over 700,000 systems. Qualys has established strategic agreements with leading managed service providers and consulting organisations including BT, Etisalat, Fujitsu, IBM, I(TS)2, LAC, SecureWorks, Symantec, TELUS and VeriSign. For more information, please visit


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