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Qualys Releases Integration with Trend Micro Suite of Threat Protection Offerings

QualysGuard Automatic Correlation With Trend Micro’s Threat Encyclopedia Provides Customers With Malware and Virtual Patching Information Helping Them Optimise Remediation Efforts

San Francisco, Calif. - February 14, 2011 - Qualys®, Inc., the leading provider of on demand IT security risk and compliance management solutions, today at RSA Conference USA 2011, announced new Trend Micro integrations to help customers more efficiently remediate threats and proactively plan their security strategies. QualysGuard® Vulnerability Management (VM) now integrates with Trend Micro™ Threat Intelligence and Trend Micro™ Deep Security providing customers with live access to the latest information on related malware and available virtual patches, making it easier for customers to accurately prioritise remediation activities and take action to keep data safe.

“The combination of Qualys’ vulnerability knowledge with Trend Micro’s threat information and virtual patching provides customers expanded capabilities to easily and effectively secure their IT infrastructures from the most pressing threats,” said Charles Kolodgy, research VP for Security Products at IDC. “Providing customers with a view of real-time correlated information arms them with the intelligence they need to accurately make risk management decisions.”

The new integrations include:

  • QualysGuard integration with Trend Micro Threat Intelligence, an integral part of the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ infrastructure, displays the latest information on malware associated with vulnerabilities. QualysGuard VM users can prioritise and filter vulnerabilities based on known malware, providing actionable information to administrators in order to remediate vulnerabilities that can lead to infections.
  • Trend Micro Deep Security (for servers) and Trend Micro™ OfficeScan™ Intrusion Defense Firewall (for desktops) provide capabilities to shield host vulnerabilities from attack. Now QualysGuard customers can view information on which vulnerabilities can be mitigated with these virtual patching solutions, including a CVE reference, description of the virtual patch, and a link to apply the patch for immediate protection.

“As companies use new technologies for better productivity and increased business transactions, they face a diverse and rapidly changing threat landscape,” said John Maddison, executive general manager for the Trend Micro Data Center Business Unit. “The integrations with QualysGuard provide customers with a more complete solution from assessment to mitigation, simplifying security and compliance so companies can focus on deploying enabling technologies to protect their businesses against cyber threats.”

“We have built a strong partnership with Trend Micro to bring real time intelligence to our user community to help them better protect themselves against malware and prioritise remediation of vulnerabilities, making their security programs more effective and efficient,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO for Qualys.

AvailabilityQualysGuard integrations with Trend Micro are available immediately to all QualysGuard VM subscribers. For more information, read the technical blog in the Qualys Community.

About Trend Micro

Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in Internet content security, focuses on securing the exchange of digital information for businesses and consumers. A pioneer and industry vanguard, Trend Micro is advancing integrated threat management technology to protect operational continuity, personal information, and property from malware, spam, data leaks and the newest Web threats. Many of these solutions are powered by the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network, a next generation cloud-client content security infrastructure designed to protect customers from Web threats. Trend Micro™ Vulnerability Management Services represents the Trend-branded service Powered by Qualys.
Please visit http://www.trendmicro.com.

About Qualys

Qualys, Inc. 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 an immediate and continuous view of their security and compliance postures.

The QualysGuard® service is used today by more than 5,000 organizations in 85 countries, including 47 of the Fortune Global 100, and performs more than 500 million IP audits per year. Qualys has the largest vulnerability management deployment in the world at a Fortune Global 50 company, and has been recognized by leading industry analysts for its market leadership.

Qualys has established strategic agreements with leading managed service providers and consulting organizations including BT, Etisalat, Fujitsu, IBM, I(TS)2, LAC, NTT, SecureWorks, Symantec, Tata Communications and TELUS. Qualys is also a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).

For more information, please visit www.qualys.com.

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