Technology Acquisition Expands Company’s Research Capabilities for IDS/IPS and Malware Detection
Redwood City, Calif. - October 5, 2010 - Qualys®, Inc., the leading provider of on demand IT security risk and compliance management solutions, today announced the acquisition of Nemean Networks, LLC, completed on August 31, 2010. This acquisition will expand Qualys’ research capabilities further into intrusion and malware detection, and allows the company to work with the community on developing Intrusion Detection System (IDS) signatures for Snort and other open source tools. Qualys now owns exclusive rights to Nemean’s technology including all patents.
Nemean’s core technology was developed at the University of Wisconsin (UW)-Madison through support from the National Science Foundation, the Army Research Office and the Department of Homeland Security. That work resulted in four UW patents, licensed exclusively from the university. Nemean was founded as an LLC and opened its offices in Madison, Wisconsin, in June 2007.
This acquisition brings to Qualys:
“Qualys, over the last decade, has built a highly scalable Software-as-a-Service platform to better address the IT security and compliance needs of corporations and service providers worldwide,” said Barford. “We are thrilled to join Qualys so we can integrate additional intelligence into the QualysGuard platform, including automatic IDS signature generation capabilities and general attack intelligence that we collect from our Honeynet system for the benefit of the community.”
“With this acquisition, we are now expanding our malware and threat detection capabilities in a highly automated manner,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO of Qualys. “It is also our intention to build it into a global community effort to better fight increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks.”
Qualys, Inc. is the leading provider of on demand IT security risk andcompliance management solutions – delivered as a service. Qualys’Software-as-a-Service solutions are deployed in a matter of hours anywhere inthe world, providing customers an immediate and continuous view of theirsecurity and compliance postures.
The QualysGuard® service is used today by more than 4,000 organizations in 85countries, including 42 of the Fortune Global 100 and performs more than 250million 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, NTT, SecureWorks, Symantec, Tata Communications and TELUS.
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