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Modulo and Qualys Partner to Integrate Security Risk and Compliance Management Solutions

Companies integrate QualysGuard with Modulo Risk Manager to provide a comprehensive security risk and compliance management solution for global companies

Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brazil and Berkshire, UK - August 14, 2009 - Qualys®, Inc., a provider of on demand IT security risk and compliance management solutions, and Modulo, a Brazilian company with international operations specialising in solutions for Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC), today announced that the companies have formalised a partnership agreement.

As part of the agreement, the companies have integrated the QualysGuard® Vulnerability Management and Policy Compliance solution and Modulo’s Risk Manager to deliver comprehensive security risk and compliance management capabilities to the companies’ global customers. Qualys’ Chief Technology Officer Wolfgang Kandek will discuss the new integration capabilities at Modulo’s user conference and GRC meeting held in Angra dos Reis, Brazil on August 13-16, 2009.

Vulnerability management is one of the essential components of risk management and is vital to ensuring ongoing policy compliance of critical assets. Through identification and analysis of vulnerabilities, organisations can control and track risks on a global scale. Considering the great technology diversity currently used in organisations, it is important to establish continuous tracking of vulnerabilities and risk analysis across all systems and applications. Together, Modulo and Qualys are providing organisations with the ability to manage and track vulnerability and compliance data across a heterogeneous IT infrastructure.

The integration allows Modulo users to better manage their risk by automating the gathering of security and compliance data from global assets. The Modulo Risk Manager software automatically receives vulnerabilities and misconfiguration data collected through QualysGuard scans. This data is aggregated in the Modulo Risk Manager allowing users to easily view the data, providing better tracking, risk assessment and compliance documentation.

"We are pleased to have Modulo as a partner and thereby offer customers a more comprehensive solution to collect security and compliance data from global assets and assess the IT risk within their networks," says Philippe Courtot, Chairman and CEO of Qualys.

"Through this partnership with Qualys, our customers will be able to expand their knowledge of vulnerability and compliance issues within their networks and use this information in their compliance reports," said Fernando Nery, co-founder of Modulo.

Integration Benefits

Through the Qualys and Modulo integration, companies can:

  • Identify and remediate identified vulnerabilities improving security and compliance posture
  • Manage and reduce business risk automatically on business assets
  • Automate collection of security and compliance data
  • Document and create reports easily and automatically for laws, regulations and internal policies

About Modulo

Modulo is a market leader for IT Governance, Risk and Compliance management (ITGRC). Modulo Risk Manager™ provides organisations with the tools they need to automate the processes required for assessing security and attaining regulatory compliance. Over 1000 customers worldwide are today using Modulo solutions which include; Risk, Policy, Asset, Threat, Remediation Workflow, Business Continuity, Incident, Loss Event, Vendor, Audit and Compliance Management. In contrast to costly GRC “development platform offerings” Modulo Risk Manager™ has been independently recognised as the leading “out of the box solution” with significant integration capabilities. Recent honors received by Modulo include: Hot Company 2009 and the Global Excellence Customer Trust Award 2009 (Global Product Excellence in Auditing for Modulo Risk Manager).

About Qualys

Qualys, Inc. is the leading provider of on demand ITsecurity risk and compliance management solutions – delivered as a service.Qualys’ Software-as-a-Service solutions are deployed in a matter of hoursanywhere in the world, providing customers an immediate and continuous view oftheir security and compliance postures.

The QualysGuard® service is used today by more than 3,500 organizations in 85countries, including 40 of the Fortune Global 100 and performs more than 200million IP audits per year. Qualys has the largest vulnerability managementdeployment in the world at a Fortune Global 50 company.

Qualys has established strategic agreements with leading managed serviceproviders and consulting organizations including BT, Etisalat, Fujitsu, IBM,I(TS)2, LAC, SecureWorks, Symantec, Tata Communications, TELUS and VeriSign.For more information, please visit www.qualys.com.

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